Have fun learning emotions with the Rainbow Feelings Bear! Follow Bear's story as he experiences different emotions during typical everyday childhood activities and situations. The Rainbow Feelings Bear also turns different colours and has different facial expressions to help children learn these emotions more effectively.
This application was written and developed by Australian Speech Pathologist, Alana Noakes, to fill a gap within the iPad application market for comprehensive and research-based early language development applications.
As your child learns each of the ten different emotions by listening to Bear's story, he or she is then encouraged to think about different situations when he or she has also felt that emotion.
The 'I feel page' can be used to help your child immediately identify what emotion they are feeling at the present. This can be used effectively as a teaching tool throughout everyday routines and activities when you child may be experiencing different emotions that he or she may not yet be able to identify independently.
Use the 'I feel page' with family members and peers, to teach theory of mind i.e. to understand the emotions of others, and that they may differ from ones own current emotional state.
This application supports emotion learning, theory of mind development, colour knowledge development and high-level comprehension and explanation (i.e. answering the question 'What makes you feel angry/sad/bored?' etc.).