Wee Seeds brings you fun, portable calming activities to help you plant the seeds of mindfulness, meditation and movement in the early years.

Young children are naturally curious, interested and devote their attention to what’s in hand – in other words, they’re naturally mindful! We want to help you to plant and nurture those seeds to grow calm, healthy, strong minds in their early years.

We're backed by science

Thousands of scientific papers have been written on the benefits of mindfulness, meditation and movement: we know that practising these ancient traditions can help us as we navigate the stresses of our modern world.

But what about our kids?

Well, research shows specially adapted simple, fun meditation-based activities can help develop their focus, attention, calm and kindness. Parents using Wee Seeds exercises also reported better bedtime routines for their kids, and easier sleep.  

So, as they grow and face life-stresses, friends, transitions, big emotions - let’s plant and nurture the seeds of self-care, positive mental health, emotional literacy and inner strength.

It’s up to us to teach them to create lifelong habits to help them at home, through nursery and school…and into adult life.  We want to help parents grow happy family connections and help professionals create calm learning spaces – it just takes a few minutes each day.

Grow calm, healthy, strong minds in their early years with Wee Seeds.

Thank you!

Wee Seeds is brought to you by its founder Christina Cran and her son Fin. It has come to life with the help of a lot of great people. Our thanks go out to:

  • Our amazing designer Emma Chapman.
  • Lorna Walker, Wellbeing Specialist and Founder of Compassionate System, former Creative Director of Youth Mindfulness, who gave us her ‘Cosy Toes, Cosy Heart’ and ‘Dandelion Puff’ meditations.
  • Voice artist Matthew Dudley, the voice behind ‘Weather Yoga’.
  • Pre-school yoga teacher Rhona Bythell, who designed the yoga exercises.
  • 9-year-olds Fin and Jocelyn who voiced ‘Bug Yoga’ & ‘Heart to Heart’.
  • Our amazing volunteers Zoë King, and Eilidh Gardner.

Wee Seeds has received backing from:

  • The Melting Pot’s Good Ideas Academy
  • UnLtd
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Seedbed
  • Business Gateway
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • The University of Edinburgh’s Mastercard Foundation Programme
  • UXL Ltd
  • Our amazing 123 crowdfunders

We must also mindfully note the support of Dr Vee Freir, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Co-ordinator for the NHS Mindfulness Project, for believing in Wee Seeds when it was literally just a little seed: she gave us the belief to grow.

 Mum to Lyla, 6 and 3 year old Sonny.

Parenting two small children can be challenging at the best of times, but now, during Corona Virus, it's been more important than ever to be able to talk to my children about their feelings and how to find calm in chaos.

Wee Seeds has been great in giving my family the confidence and tools to talk about difficult feelings, and giving my children the space to be sad, angry, frustrated and all the feelings we're all feeling right now, and know how to return to feeling more at ease with all the changes they're dealing with.

Mum to 3 year old Mousa

My toddler and I are both LOVING the Wee Seeds exercises. I've wanted to try to bring more mindfulness into his routine for a while now but honestly didn't really know where to start.

Mousa just instantly loved them. He will occasionally ask for the balloon breathing, or the garden yoga if we haven't done it for a couple of days. He'll pull out my yoga mat and say: “Mum I want to do Bugs yoga".
I absolutely love doing the yoga exercises with him... but more than that I love that he WANTS To do it.

 Mum to Dexter 8 and Ariana 4

I was really pleased to receive the 28-day calendar to try with my 4-year-old. My 8-year-old already have experience in mindfulness so it seemed like an easy next step to engage my daughter. She is a very active, determined child so I was excited to see how things went with her. I am happy to say that, she really enjoyed doing them. She loved the Pause Button and the Little Bugs and really enjoyed doing the Focus Eyes when we were outdoors. The exercises are simple and straight forward and the website is visually lovely and easy to use. Thank you Christina and thank you Wee Seeds.

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