Grimace (There’s An App For That)
One of the best ways to help kids deal with difficult emotions when they come up is to prepare them for that time by building their emotional intelligence ahead of time. Grimace is an app designed for just that purpose. Grimace is the brain child of Oliver Spindler and Thomas Fadrus who set out to “find a non-verbal representation of emotions that can be integrated into interactive systems.” From a school research project to they developed an app that allows the users to visually see and put a face to various combinations of six basic emotions:
For $0.99, kids (or anyone for that matter) can have endless fun exploring what emotions looks like and at the same time gaining more insight into their own emotions. Find it on the Apple App Store or visit the Grimace Home Page to find out more about the app and the project that led to it.
For more awesome resources for learning about and dealing with emotions, please visit our Hope 4 Hurting Kids Emotions Help Center.