Teacher Review for Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

Excellent way to teach young children relaxation strategies

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with General
Special needs
How I Use It
This is an excellent tool to utilize to teach young children, typically I would say preschool to first grade, on how to stay calm and use relaxation techniques to not get frustrated and angry. By using breathing and relaxation techniques in a fun and interactive way, the child gets to help the "monster" calm down and breathe, which is teaching the child how calm him/herself down if they are in a similar situation. Just simply "breathe, think, and do." It's a fast and easy way for a child to learn how to relax and calm down.
My Take
My overall opinion on this activity is that it is an effective and fun way to teach a child strategies on how to simply breathe and relax when they feel frustrated. By having a fun and colorful monster as the main character to interact with in the game, the child gets to enjoy him/herself while also learning useful strategies. I don't think this app can completely teach a child all the possible ways on how to deal with their frustration, but I do think it is a useful tool to teach a child the simplest way in which to calm down, which is just to breathe. Overall, I think this app can definitely be used to help benefit a child in teaching them relaxation strategies in stressful situations.