Helping Kids with Emotional Challenges in a Fun Way #NapkinMan

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Children are emotional little people. Most of the time, it can be difficult for them to describe how they’re feeling, and it can be even harder for caregivers to properly acknowledge a child’s emotions and help them cope.

The Adventures of Napkin Man was created by Yannick Bisson, and has a unique and innovate approach to the social and emotional challenges of being a kid. There are now three e-book apps, each one with its’ own tale of a child facing an emotional challenge. These apps are amazing – they are totally interactive, featuring different activities, songs, and games in each story.

My children love playing with these apps. My daughter enjoys reading the books out loud to her little brother, but there’s also an option for the app to read to you! I love watching them play and interact with the story, but I also love that they’re learning useful tools that can help them with emotional and social challenges in their everyday lives.

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My kids were totally immersed in the apps – the music and fun animations were a hit with both a 9 year old and a 33-month old! My daughter laughed at the silly jokes and my son had fun playing the games in the app.

The Adventures of Napkin Man wants everyone to experience their amazing e-books! To help you enjoy these great e-books with your kids, enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card which you can put towards the purchased of an iPad or other educational materials. This giveaway is open to Canada only. Readers can enter across many blogs but can only win from one participating blog. Winners can expect their prize in 4-6 weeks! Good luck! Contest ends February 8, 2015.

Disclosure: I am part of The Adventures of Napkin Man campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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  1. MaryG.
    February 3, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    My daughter has a hard time with sharing so I think the Treasures for All would be a great one for her!

  2. Carol M
    February 3, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Shyness, so the Say Hello app.

  3. Athena
    February 3, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Say Hello would work best.

  4. Michelle L
    February 3, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    i do not have any kids myself, but I think this would still be a useful tool.

  5. Jeannie
    February 3, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    My son is having a hard time expressing himself. When he doesn’t get what he wants, he gets angry and can’t really tell us why or what’s bothering him. I think penguin a go go would help.

  6. mongupp
    February 4, 2015 / 4:45 am

    Penguin a go go sounds like a fun one for when my son gets frustrated.

  7. Kimberley Thomas
    February 4, 2015 / 4:56 am

    Treasures for all would help my grandchild who is 3 and he is so excited to start school.

  8. February 4, 2015 / 5:53 am

    I am most interest in the Say Hello helps kids battle shyness

  9. Laurie P
    February 4, 2015 / 5:55 am

    Sharing has been such a hurdle with my girl. She’s an only child, and stubborn like her mama….it’s a work in progress, but for her I think Treasures for All would be our pick!

  10. Suzie M
    February 4, 2015 / 7:47 am

    my little guy has trouble handling frustration, we would like the Penguin-A-Go-Go

  11. SUMMER PLEWES
    February 4, 2015 / 7:49 am

    My son is like myself. We have supercharged emotions and need to regulate them easier. So penguin a go go would work for us.

  12. Mark V.
    February 4, 2015 / 7:50 am

    my daughter faces anxiety and I think the app I would be most interested in is Penguin-a-go-go

  13. nicolthepickle
    February 4, 2015 / 8:06 am

    I’d like to try the Say Hello one. My daughter is very shy.

  14. Tricia Cooper
    February 4, 2015 / 8:19 am

    Treasure For All would have been good for my daughter when she was much younger; she has no problem sharing now!

  15. kathy downey
    February 4, 2015 / 9:18 am

    My little guy has troublewhen he get frustrated, we would like the Penguin-A-Go-Go

  16. Tania B
    February 4, 2015 / 9:41 am

    I don’t have kids but I do have several nephews. Almost all of them have issues with getting frustrated and acting out so I think they would enjoy the Penguin-A-Go-Go app the best.

  17. February 4, 2015 / 9:59 am

    Treasures for All sounds perfect for my Son…being an only child just turning 4yr old sharing is huge right now.

  18. February 4, 2015 / 10:15 am

    I feel like I definitely need the first two of these for my younger one, and the last one for my older one, haha. Great tips! Bummed the giveaway is for Canada only. 😛

    • Margarita
      February 4, 2015 / 3:10 pm

      I know! Sorry about that doll, but the apps are free! Next giveaway will be for both US & Canada 🙂

  19. Sunshine G
    February 4, 2015 / 10:17 am

    I think she’d like Treasures for All.

  20. Jana L.
    February 4, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Treasures for All sounds like a good one. He is learning how to speak up and overcome his shyness

  21. February 4, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    my kids would like treasures for all

  22. Lynda Cook
    February 4, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    My granddaughter would benefit from Treasure For All app, she really has a problem sharing any of her toys or snacks or just plain anything!

  23. Wendy hutton
    February 4, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    this app sounds graat, every child goes through their shy stage Say Hello helps kids battle shyness

  24. Dreena
    February 4, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    Whilst my son is now older, he did have issues with sharing. “Treasures for All’ would have been a good App.
    Cheers.

  25. Josh S
    February 4, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    The Penguin-a-go-go would be great for my daughter. Sometimes she needs help managing her emotions.

  26. Rebby
    February 4, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    The Say Hello App sounds great. Its hard to get kids to overcome shyness!

  27. Erin McSweeney
    February 4, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    Penguin-A-Go-Go to help with all that bouncing around haha

  28. Yuen C
    February 4, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    I am interested in Say Hello to help battle shyness

  29. Amy C
    February 4, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    My son sometimes gets frustrated and needs to calm down. Penguin-A-Go-Go helps children calm down

  30. Kristine Ewald
    February 4, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    penguin a go go would be amazing for my daughter

  31. Jonnie
    February 4, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    My son tends to be shy so Say Hello would be great for him

  32. Tina L.
    February 4, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Shyness so Say Hello would work best.

  33. Juliee Fitze
    February 5, 2015 / 4:23 am

    My grandson is very hyper so the Penguin-A-Go-Go would help.

  34. Jan
    February 5, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Say Hello, but not necessarily to help battle his shyness. Rather the recognition that not everyone has the confidence he has.

  35. angela m
    February 5, 2015 / 9:52 am

    My daughter has trouble with sharing, I am interested in the Treasures for All app.

  36. Glogirl
    February 5, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    I don’t have kids but have seen that sharing among kids seems to be an issue. I would be interested in the Treasure For All app.

  37. Judy Cowan
    February 5, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    Treasure For All for my niece because she is having issues with sharing right now.

  38. Eldon L
    February 5, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    I like Treasure For All to teach about sharing

  39. Brenda Penton
    February 5, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    My son is very shy so the Say Hello app would be the best.

  40. Anna W
    February 5, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    My daughter can get a bit loud and rambunctious at times, I think the Penguin-A-Go-Go would be good for her.

  41. February 5, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Wow, what a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing Margarita

  42. Jolie
    February 5, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    My daughter is extremely shy, so say hello would be useful.

  43. Florence C
    February 5, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Tthe Penguin-A-Go-Go would be useful for my granddaugher.

  44. michelle matta
    February 5, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    my son is really sensitive. cries at the drop of a hat. hes my little sweetheart but we are working on expressing emotions in other ways.

  45. Jennifer P.
    February 5, 2015 / 11:45 pm

    My toddler is very shy, so I am most interested in the Say Hello app for her.

  46. Amie
    February 6, 2015 / 12:10 am

    Penguin-A-Go-Go or Treasure For All , they look great !

  47. Lori Bazan
    February 6, 2015 / 4:13 am

    My son is having trouble overcoming his shyness.

  48. Amy Heffernan
    February 6, 2015 / 9:23 am

    My 5 year old has a hard time with sharing so Treasure For All would be nice for him. TY!

  49. ivy pluchinsky
    February 6, 2015 / 10:12 am

    Penguin a go go would be helpful

  50. joe gersch
    February 6, 2015 / 10:39 am

    my child faces shyness and would benefit from e Say Hello

  51. Tammy Dalley
    February 6, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    My boys struggle with shyness, so the Say Hello app would be great for me

  52. Sara Rai
    February 6, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    My nephew gets upset easily. The penguin A Go Go would really cheer him.

  53. Nate Fuller
    February 6, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    The Say Hello because my daughter is very shy.

  54. Piroska
    February 6, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    My granddaughter is very shy.

  55. Bailey Dexter
    February 6, 2015 / 6:21 pm

    Love the apps, I really like the Say Hello to make friends by saying hello.

  56. Kris L
    February 6, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Shyness, so Say Hello app

  57. February 6, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    My son gets worked up sometimes so I think Penguin-A-Go-Go would be good

  58. seham merzib
    February 7, 2015 / 7:49 am

    mine is shy. the Say Hello app

  59. Belinda McNabb
    February 7, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    my son has a hard time with sharing. the Treasure For All app would be perfect

  60. Bree
    February 7, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Penguin a go go – my son has a hard time staying calm and calming down. I will try anything!

  61. Eva Mitton-Urban
    February 8, 2015 / 8:27 am

    They say Laughter is the best medicine – my son loves to tell jokes. Comedian in the future ? Hard to say. Love to hear him chuckle…life is too serious – kids still need to have some fun.

    Eva MItton-Urban

  62. Tracy D
    February 8, 2015 / 11:35 am

    My niece would love Say Hello app, great for making friends!

  63. andrea amy
    February 8, 2015 / 11:46 am

    Most interested in penguin a go go. My son has tempertantrums and has a hard time settling down from them, and is rarely calm. He’s what I call a drama queen, because he over reacts about everything.

  64. BlessedTA
    February 8, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Treasures sounds good

  65. Krista M
    February 8, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Because my son has special needs, he has difficulty understanding emotions & how to properly express them. He faces many challenges in learning how to calm himself down using various sensory tools like deep breathing, body pressure, counting, etc. Penguin A Go-Go would be the best app for him to learn about emotions.

  66. Megan F.
    February 8, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    The Penguin A Go Go sounds like it would be amazing for my son! His anxiety can go out of whack, so this would be an awesome tool for him to be able to calm down.

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