‘Woolly and Tig’ is an aid to understanding the ‘self’, providing a keystone in learning for the pre-school child. The show takes the form of short, five-minute live action dramas about a three year old girl and her toy spider. The dramas explore the feelings that children have when faced with new experiences. From a first day at nursery school to meeting a man with a beard, uncertainty and anxiety are replaced by fun and laughter when Woolly is animated to life. Anger, jealousy, fear, sadness are just some of the feelings explored in a simple, fun and positive way.There are two ways of playing the app: free or structured play.When you tap on the app, it will go to free play.1. Free Play
Woolly will prompt you to interact with him by using simple touch screen gestures like tickle, hugging, stroking or making him jump! It is quite a simple interaction which Ms C (aged 4) loves to do. But it didn’t keep her attention for long. I do feel that this is like having a Furby but with limited actions.
2. Structured play