App Alert: Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings

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A whole new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood App has been released with games and songs that center on feelings. The app, Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings is geared towards kids ages 2-5 and is available on iPad. The app is designed to empower kids to identify and express their wide and complex range of emotions. The four socio-emotional activities in the app offer kids a variety of interactive ways to accomplish this. There is a Trolley Game, Sing-Along, Photobooth and a Drawing Easel.

Features include:
Trolley Game – Drive the trolley to discover more than a dozen mini-games about feelings.
Sing-Along – Choose from 18 of your favorite Daniel Tiger songs, each one fully animated.
Drawing Easel – Use paints, crayons, stickers, and more to express yourself.
Feelings Photo Booth – Take pictures of yourself that show lots of different feelings. Daniel will help you pose!

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The Sing-along section has 18 of the songs from the show. The songs are presented in video form straight out of the show. Kids learn about all sorts of feelings and healthy responses to their feelings through the song strategies. From dealing with anger to disappointment Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings has so much to offer.

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The Trolley Game is actually a way to play a bunch of feelings related mini games. Children can identify feelings from image or help characters calm down when they are mad by counting to four. There are also other games when children help out Mom tiger by sorting socks, putting away silverware or cleaning up messes. along the trolley route are signs that show symbols of feelings or they show the photos that your child has made showing their feelings.

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Andrew especially loves the photo booth. Even before we got this app he would ask us at the dinner table to show him Happy, Sad and Mad. We can usually get him to cheer up and talk to us when we ask him to show us Happy, Sad and Mad.

There is also a nice Drawing Easel that as many tools for your child to use. There are crayons, paints and markers but also stickers, feelings faces, the camera and also backgrounds. The images go into the gallery to look at but also to be worked on again at a later time. This is a nice inclusion into the game because often times having a child draw what they are feeling is a great way for them to express themselves.

This is a wonderful little app that has some engaging games and fun videos to sing along to.