Sunday, August 31, 2014

Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings App Review

Thanks to PBS for the code to review this new app

PBS KIDS has announced a brand new app from the popular show DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, called Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings. Macyn is our third daughter and 2 1/2 years old. She has recently fallen in love with Daniel Tiger and his show. When I was emailed about this new app, I jumped at the chance to review it for Macyn. While she has two older sisters, they're at school all day, so I've been trying to find ad free games that are age appropriate and a good learning experience for her. 

I downloaded the game during nap time so I could look through it, test it out, and get a feel for the idea behind the game. When I turned the game on, I was blown away with the graphics. It seems almost 3D and it's brightly colored with good sound volume. I played all the different levels and took some screen shots to show you a glimpse in to this 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.

Ding! Ding! Play Daniel's Trolley Game!
In Daniel's Trolley Game, children will have fun driving the trolley and playing more than a dozen mini-games about feelings featuring Daniel and friends.
  • Practice calming down just as Daniel does, with a squeeze and a deep breath.
  • Feel proud as you help Daniel clean up his toys and put away the silverware.
  • Count to four with Daniel when he feels so mad that he wants to roar.
  • Laugh along with Daniel's happy dance!

Sing-Along with Daniel!
In Daniel's Sing-Along, children can choose from 18 of their favorite Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood songs, each one fully animated and expressing a different feeling. A great resource for children and parents alike!

Express Yourself!
Daniel's Drawing Easel has everything you need, including paints, crayons, stickers and more. Save your pictures to the gallery or share with friends and family.

Strike a Pose to Show How You Feel!
In the Feelings Photo Booth, children can take pictures of themselves making their sad or mad or happy faces. See how Daniel looks when he feels that way too!

Overall, I really love this iPad app. I think it's worth the $2.99 price tag, and I even purchased another Daniel Tiger app over the weekend because this one is enjoyed so much by all our girls.