Pain Management and Calming Apps for Kids

App

Platform

Description

Cost

Pain  Management Apps

Kids Pain Scale

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iPhone / iPad

Pain rating scale using faces with emotions.  

free

My Pain Diary

iPhone / iPad

Android

Track pain level and location using this pain diary app for older children and adults.

4.99

Pain Squad

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iPhone / iPad

The Pain Squad™ electronic pain diary is a tool created for kids with cancer to fight back against their pain. Developed by researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), this is an evidence-based pain diary that plays like a game and is recommended for children 8 to 18 years of age with cancer. Records pain and strategies.

free

Achy Penguin

iPhone / iPad

Achy Penguin provides an approachable way for kids to locate, quantify, and feel empowered to do something about their pain. This app incorporates techniques such as breathing, relaxation, visualization, and distraction. Pain is complex, and Achy Penguin is meant to be another tool to help when appropriate

free

Self- Regulation / Relaxation Apps for Kids

Huffy Dragon

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iPhone / iPad

Huffy Dragon is a game for kids that also teaches anger management techniques such as breathing, counting, and listening to relaxing music. The player leads a dragon through a series of increasingly more complex mazes, while avoiding flying frogs. When hit by a frog, the dragon becomes angrier and angrier. The player must find a calming puddle or risk an anger explosion.

free

Breath, Think, Do by Sesame

iPhone / iPad

Android app

App for young children to teach self awareness and breathing techniques. Available for iOS and Android

free

Calm Counter

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iPhone / iPad

Countdown with pictures to help children manage emotions

2.99

Every Moment Counts MH list

iPhone / iPad

Android apps

List of mental health apps for children and youth compiled by Every Moment Counts

App list

Pain Management List

iPhone / iPad

Childrens’ Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota list of apps for pain management and relaxation chosen by Dr. S. Friedrichsdorf, MD. Apps used for distraction and symptom management.

App list