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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67 thoughts on “Helping Kids with Emotional Challenges in a Fun Way #NapkinMan

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.