Wince- Don’t Feed the Worry Bug! (2.99) is one of a number of iPad/iPhone e-book apps written by Andi Green at iMagine Machine featuring the Worry Woo characters who deal with emotional wellness and self-awareness. Wince, one of the Worry Woo characters, in this eBook starves the Worry Bug’s voracious hunger of feeding worries in everyday life. Self awareness in this story about Wince, illustrates in pictures and words how worries can grow if continually fed. Interactive, this eBook has a number of interactive options that are subtle and do not distract from the storyline including adding plants or details in the pages, and feeding the Worry Bug. Here is a short video of the apps features:
Through this storyline Andi Green illustrates how worry can overcome your emotions and thoughts but through self-awareness can make the “worry bugs” disappear! This is a cute eBook that can help provide insight to students who might “feed” Worry Bugs and allow conversation about ways to starve such “bugs” from taking over your feeling and thoughts.
I really liked Wince – Don’t Feed the Worry Bug. It is suggested for ages 4-8 however I see it appropriate for elementary and fifth to sixth grade students to help them think about their emotions in light of Wince’s character and situations he encounters. Self management and self-regulation, as part of a team that supports students with social and emotional challenges, is an ongoing goal of the students we service and creating self-awareness and teaching students strategies supports those goals. Wince – Don’t Feed the Worry Bug eBook provides a tool to illustrate and explore emotions and ways to deal with those emotions – worries – when they get too big!
Don’t Feed The WorryBug (From The WorryWoo Monsters Series) is available as a hardcover book from Amazon as well as in eBook format for iPhone/iPad. A lite version is also available.
Eric Pramono, in his blog “geeks with juniors” provides an extensive review of Wince – Don’t Feed the Worry Bug if you want more information. Wince – Don’t Feed the Worry Bug gets a thumbs up from me and I will look forward to sharing this with a few of my students that have big worries and their teachers.
I am adding this to my OT iTool Kit!