App Review: Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street

Help your child be more resilient and patient with this free app.

Monster needs your child's help to calm down in a variety of experiences toddlers or preschoolers will find familiar.

The app introduces belly breathing as a way for children to gain control over their emotions. Once Monster is settled, children can pop bubbles to help them develop their own plan for dealing with difficult times.

Parents and caregivers can personalize the app by recording their own voices. Also included is a parents' section with strategies for encouraging independence, handling anger and adjusting to new surroundings. For even more tips on handling new situations, head to Sesame Street in Communities.

Best feature: it's totally free. No ads and no in-app purchases.

Breathe, Think, Do is available on Apple, Android and Amazon mobile devices for free.

*Remember, as with all media, it's best if you and your child play together. The American Pediatrics Association recommends that children ages 2 to 5 have a trusted adult to relate what they're seeing to the world around them. They also suggest screen time be limited to one hour a day for this age group. For more information, take a look at their recommendations for media usage.

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