By Albine Klawatsch, Occupational Therapist, Certified Dyslexia Trainer
- The free app is intended for very young children (under 5 years)
- Problem solving skills, calm down strategies, working through problems
- Language options include English and Spanish
- Robust parent section with great resources for everyday challenges with your little one is provided too
I discovered this app a few weeks ago and immediately fell in love with it. The app provides different scenarios in which the adorable monster needs to regulate his emotions, using the breathe-think-do technique and working through a problem. Kids are empowered to help a blue giant deal with everyday challenges such as “to put on shoes” or “say good-bye to mummy”. It could be used to learn important life strategies and especially in moments where the child struggles with specific problems as separation from caregiver during school time.
During the game, your child can get an idea about how to deal with similar situations in their life. You can use it as a collaborative activity and play it together with your little one. This experience can help later to implement strategies together for real life scenarios. An additional feature is that you can personalize the app and record individualized phrases too.
Your child will enjoy the funny animations and playful interaction (belly tapping, bubble popping). You will be happy that he or she is exposed to important vocabulary and calming techniques.