East Hampton-based DreamyKid, a meditation app for kids, has been offering its application free to schools since 2016.
After the app crashed temporarily due to high volume amid the COVID-19 pandemic, founders Ty Wenzel, CEO, and Jenna Walter, COO, decided to give back extra.
“When the app went down, I was woken up at 3 AM, and learned we had an unprecedented surge in usage,” Wenzel said. “Because our users are global, and with teachers getting it for free for their classrooms, it exhausted our server. This got us thinking.”
After the server had been stabilized, Wenzel and Walter created a free category, “Coronavirus Appropriate Meditations For Kids At Home.”
“I was getting a lot of emails from teachers asking if we could accommodate their students and their families at this time,” Walter said. “There was no way we weren’t going to figure out how to get healing mindfulness to as many people and families as possible in such a turbulent time.”
The company’s website also details how to create a live meditation class with up to 50 people using Skype.
The app is available for Apple and Android devices. Teachers can request a free promotional code by filling out the short form on the website. Other categories include everyday meditations, sleep stories, and healing activities. To learn more visit www.dreamykid.com.