How I Use It
This is a great way to help preschoolers remember and practice the steps to staying calm when frustrated: breathe, think of a plan, do. This tool can be used on an individual basis when you notice particular preschoolers struggling with frustration, as a part of a larger behavior plan. You could also project this and go through the activities with a larger group to talk about the strategies of breathe, think, do.
My preschoolers found the graphics and narration engaging. I like that students are involved in the three steps: helping the monster take deep breath by tapping, popping bubbles while the monster thinks of possible plans, and then helping the monster choose which plan to implement. This app alone will not help preschools learn to deal with frustration, however, it is a useful, easy tool to reinforce what adults are teaching. Also, the plans the monster formulates help preschoolers think about the options for action when they are frustrated.