Positive Penguins: an app to teach you how to catch your thinking and challenge it to be more optimistic, resilient and mindful?
Positive Penguins is an award winning, top ranked, fun educational app developed for children to help them understand why they feel the way they do and help them challenge their negative thinking. The app aims to help children understand their feelings come from their own thoughts not the situations. Often the anxiety and stress we feel comes from not real threats, but stories we make up in our heads. The four positive penguins take you on a journey to help you understand that feelings arise from your thinking and if you challenge your negative thoughts successfully you may be able to see things in a more realistic and even optimistic way.
Children often feel anxious, angry, frustrated, bullied, worried etc and that is normal – however, few children are taught to be mindful, catch the thoughts that led them to these feelings and challenge them if needed. They can then change the way the feel and behave.
Featured in the Apple App store and has reached number 1 education app (in Australia) :
1ST PLACE WINNER in the 2014 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero – click image below:
1ST PLACE WINNER in The Apps For Challenge Award in 2014 – click image below:
To learn to be more resilient, children need tools to help them respond to daily challenges that arise. One of the most important tools to teach children is that they have a choice in how they feel about situations. No one can make them feel a certain way. We “feel” the way we do based on our self-talk and if children can learn while they are young to be mindful and listen to their self talk and challenge it on a regular basis they will be more resilient and have more opportunities to flourish and develop into successful, happy adults.
The National Science Foundation discovered we have at least 12,000 thoughts per day and it is estimated 70% of these thoughts are negative. Researchers are constantly exploring the effects of mindfulness, challenging our thinking, and optimism on our health. At this stage we know that the benefits of challenging or letting go of our limiting thoughts and having a more optimistic, present outlook may include better psychological and physical wellbeing including:
- greater academic success
- increased life span
- lower rates of depression
- lower rates of distress
- greater resistance to the common cold
- better coping skills during hardship and times of stress
Give your child the competitive edge and the opportunity to truly flourish. Download our app and have fun teaching your child how to challenge their thinking. (This app works in well with the current Social Emotional Curriculum in most countries)
Please click on this link if you would like to download our Positive Penguin Press Release
Watch the app in action here: