Jack and the Beanstalk – Navigate Kids! | Book App
Jack and the Beanstalk – Navigate Kids is packed with lifetime lessons for our kids! Emotional intelligence is a huge key to our kids living harmoniously with other kids as well as with the world in general. Helping kids understand their feelings as well as others, provides them with social skills for life. The graphics and the story are enticing and will keep our young kids wanting to hear more. A wide variety of ages can benefit from these emotional intelligence lessons. Kids scroll and tap at the bottom of the page to pick the emotion and see Jack’s face change with each choice.
This is an opportunity for fantastic shared time with your younger kids. As you read to them, they see and hear the words, a great early reading readiness technique! They will enjoy tilting their devices to make objects bounce and move around. In addition, this story offers opportunities to open a dialogue with kids about each emotion. This is an app that can be a wonderful Teacher Tool from Preschool into Early Elementary as well as Special Ed. Effective communication skills are priceless gifts for our kids. Parts of each chapter are demonstrated in the videos to show you this is A Must Have App. We look forward to more planned social skill building apps from this developer. This app is presented to us by Jessica Johns.
Meet Jack! Tilt To Move Things!
Meet The Giant and Move His Pots Around!
Jack May Have Gone Too Far!
This app is a great addition to your kid’s toolbox for life!
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Meet The Developer!
What was the inspiration for the app?
Since I first read “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman, I have been inspired to be a more attuned teacher, mother and human being. And that’s what led me to create “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The design of this app purposefully emphasizes what it is to be an emotionally intelligent person. To be emotionally intelligent we need to be able to discern what is happening in a given situation, recognize other people’s emotions, and our own emotions in response to the situation and react appropriately. So in “Jack and the Beanstalk” young readers have to read the story and recognize what is happening to Jack, how that would make him feel and select his appropriate emotional response. So I see “Jack and the Beanstalk” as an emotional intelligence skill builder.
My desire as a teacher and mother is to help children become emotionally aware and emotionally confident. There are so many skills and characteristics that come from being an emotionally intelligent person such as: self-control, motivation, selflessness, character, compassion, empathy and moral instincts. It’s my desire, through “Jack and the Beanstalk” and other children’s apps and books that I write, that all kids have an opportunity to improve these skills and characteristics.
What is your favorite aspect of the app?
I love watching Jacks face change depending on the emotional response chosen. I love that kids not only see the word that gets used within the story (because that improves their reading and writing ability) but they also see the emotional response on Jacks face. This means that the app can be used at a range of ages. Toddlers can play with the app and get great benefit from seeing what the different emotions of Jack look like (I know mine does). Parents and teachers can use the app with kindergarten and young primary aged kids and get them to discern what they think Jack is feeling in the scene and why. And of course older kids can read and go through the motions of the story independently or with an adult. I think having the face of Jack change according to the emotion selected is also a great talking platform to have with our kids about emotions, what they are, what they look like and when we can experience them ourselves and recognize them in other people. I guess it just amplifies the fact that “Jack and the Beanstalk” isn’t just a children’s story. Instead there is a purpose for its design that aims to create emotionally balanced kids.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
This is just one of many apps and books to come from Navigate Kids that are intended to build on and improve a child’s emotional intelligence. I hope every reader can have “Jack and the Beanstalk” for their home or classroom and start using it as a fun way to extend their kids emotional learning.