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Breathe, Think, Do

Breathe, Think, Do

Spring 2014 Mobile Apps
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Developer: Sesame Workshop
Platform: iPad

Breathe, Think, Do...aren't we always trying to get our kids to do this? It's more likely Scream, Shout, Give Up when you have a preschooler at home. Our reviewers were happy to find this app that helps kids learn to stop and think before they act, actually the only app we've seen that aims to teach these important skills. And this Sesame Street app is free, with no add ons, no registration—just download and get started.

The design is intuitive and the challenges are age appropriate. The monster main character gets frustrated trying to get his shoes on (been there?). Help him breathe, think, and do the right thing and he'll get his shoes on without a problem.

The point is to use the lessons from the app in daily life too. After using the app, reviewers were able to remind children what the monster would do when he got frustrated. It turned several potentially frustrating moments into successes. Breathe Think Do comes highly recommended as a resource for developing problem solving skills and character.

Tracey Clark   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Tracey Clark is the mother of a three year old son. When she's not chasing after him, she's running the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, a local non-profit, and an architectural antique business. She dreams of the day she can get back on her motorcycle and continue seeing the world.

Look for this product at:
Sesame Workshop
Available on iTunes

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