Longford Libraries offering expanded to include children’s app Moshi

Award-winning app for kids supports active play, exploration, and relaxation

Longford Libraries as part of Longford County Council has announced an expansion of its online library to include a new app for children called Moshi.

Moshi is an award-winning app for kids that was designed by experts in brain development. It teaches children to recognise and manage their emotions; to learn self-regulation and helps to support them throughout their day with routines and transitions.

The application is scientifically proven to support active play and stories, inspiring fun, exploration, relaxation, or sleep.

This is healthy screen time that supports emotional learning and Longford Libraries are delighted to be able to offer parents free access for 30 days at a time.

Longford County Librarian Martina Needham explained, “Libraries are about so much more than books and Moshi is a wonderful example of that. The app gives parents a safe alternative to offer children, keeping them engaged throughout the day with healthy educational play, and helps to create a safe, calming digital experience for them.”

Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council Cllr Colm Murray welcomed the news. “I’d like to congratulate Longford Libraries on this forward-thinking service. It’s a difficult digital world to grow up in and anything that helps children manage that in a safe way is very much to be welcomed.”

Chief Executive Paddy Mahon agreed, “Longford County Council is delighted to be able to provide families with free access to this advanced award-winning technology.”

The content is created by a BAFTA award-winning creative team and recommended by child-care and sleep experts. Moshi’s audio stories were designed to teach children aged zero to 10 social-emotional skills, breathing, and meditation strategies that help with big feelings, challenging moments, or difficult transitions.

It includes activities like audio stories, puzzles, colouring, matching and memory challenges.

Moshi’s content also allows children aged 0-10 to filter complicated emotions like sadness, self-confidence, frustration, or empathy through the safe and magical world of Moshi and recognize their feelings through the eyes of over 100 characters.

Access is free for Longford Library members. Set up an account with the Moshi app or webpage, follow four easy steps, and use promo code LONGFORDLIBRARY to get access for 30 days.  When the month is up, simply return to the link again and log in to renew access. Login to Longford Library to renew access at the following link:https://app.moshikids.com/library/longford

For further information, check out more about Moshi.