Meditation is a psychological science which tightly narrows with practice upon an internal focus upon breathing, posture, or even the frenetic attentionally deficit gymnastics of the mind itself.
Unfortunately, it has accumulated didactic barnacles because some techniques derived from cultural influences. No cultural tradition has a monopoly on the human experience.
The psychological science of meditation can be one of the most powerful allies in child (and adult) development. These soundbyte benefits demonstrate the potential, but teaching our children to become aware of their breath, postural alignment, and their thoughts exceed these. It is one of the most important lifetime tools we can offer them, and ourselves.