App Review: Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings

Daniel's here to help your child navigate the emotional rollercoaster.

It's not always easy for a child to figure out what emotion they're feeling or to recognize the emotions of other people.

The app features:

  • Feelings Photo Booth. By far my favorite minigame. Children can take a picture of their face representing different emotions.
  • Trolley Game. Take Daniel to different parts of the neighborhood as he learns about what each emotion looks like and how to work through it.
  • Sing-Along. Watch Daniel's songs about feelings.
  • Drawing Easel. Here's the place for your child to draw how they're feeling or how they think they'd feel.

Understanding emotions is a key component to building relationships later in life, too. You can help your child be successful by pointing out facial expressions that you see in books, on television or on family members' faces.

Daniel Tiger's Grr-iffic Feelings app is available for $2.99 on Android, iPads and Kindle tablets.

*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 that 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, opens a new window.