Australian Council on Children and the Media

Zen Studio Meditation for Kids - Edoki Academy

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This drawing app is designed to foster children's creativity while offering an opportunity for mindful relaxation. Parental guidance for young children is recommended due to in-app purchases.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Zen Studio Meditation for Kids was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 17 January 2019.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Zen Studio Meditation for Kids
Developed by: Edoki Academy
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free, Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 3+
ACCM suggested age: Actual game play is suitable for young children and free of advertisements and in-app purchases. However, children over the age of 4 or 5 may be able to access the 'parent zone' easily, so parental guidance recommended.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Zen Studio Meditation for Kids contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Our reviewer played all available features.

App description

Zen Studio Meditation for Kids is a geometric finger painting app. Children choose from a range of canvases (For example a geometric picture of an animal or an object) and then can ‘colour in’ the mosaic grid of triangles by tapping and swiping. There is a palette of different colours available and each tap and swipe on the canvas adds harmonious sounds to a soothing ‘Zen’ soundtrack in the background. There are two drawing modes to choose from: In the free drawing mode, the player can create and fill in an empty canvas. In the tutorial mode, the player can choose from a wide range of motifs and is guided through adding differently coloured layers to create a picture.

Reviewers comments

Zen Studio Meditation for Kids fits in well with the current psychology and lifestyle trend of "mindfulness", which encourages a person to connect with the current moment and experience. There is accumulating scientific evidence that mindfulness activities can have a positive impact on psychological and emotional well-being. Zen Studio Meditation creates a mindful experience.

In App purchasing

This game is free from pop-up advertising and In-App purchasing. However, parents should be aware that if they are using the free version of the game, there is a 'parent zone' which can be accessed via a very simple maths equation (i.e 3 x 8). It is possible that some children over the age of 4 may be able to access the parent zone if they understand the equation. This will enable them to purchase the 'paid' game and to follow links to other apps by the same developer. 

Online information

Nothing of concern. 

Gambling

At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.  If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

None noted.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Nothing of concern. 

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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