May 16, 2012 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Naarden, Netherlands - Almost all children suffer from fears at some point. And an estimated 7 percent of all children suffer from extreme feelings of anxiety. There is very little help and information available, especially for children. Armed with iPad app Scared! children (and parents!) will learn how to conquer their fears in a fun and entertaining way.
Initiator Beryl van Praag explains: "My 6-year old son Thijn was scared of many things: scared of ghosts, dragons and skeletons, afraid of thunder storms en scary pictures. Because Thijn found it difficult to talk about his fears, I asked him if he would like to make drawings of the things he was scared of. Thijn loves drawing and was happy to do so. And now Thijn is 9 years old, and no longer scared. But one thing was still bothering him. What about all the other kids who were still scared of dragons and sharks and burglars? And that's how we decided we had to make this app."
What makes Scared! special is the fact that the child who uses this app can interact with his fears, and can literally make them disappear. By swiping, tapping and tilting and shaking the ipad, ghosts, werewolves, sharks and many more creatures will disappear, never to return.
For parents Scared! is an excellent way to open up communication with their child about their fears. Because children generally find it easier to talk about their fears once they realize they are not the only ones suffering from them.
But SCARED! is now going to take it one step further! Are you scared of crocodiles under your bed, or ghosts appearing through the wall? Thijn would love to see your drawings! And maybe your drawings will appear in this app! Then together with Thijn you could be helping other kids who are also scared sometimes.
So keep checking out 'SCARED!' And e-mail us your drawings: firstname.lastname@example.org SCARED! is available in English, Dutch, French, Spanish and Danish.
* iOS 4.0 or later
* Compatible with iPad
* 148 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Scared! 2.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Located in Naarden, Netherlands, Oddz is a small and independent design and production company. Specializing in apps and usability for online and mobile media. Copyright (C) 2012 Oddz. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.