The Allen Adventure app was developed by all Australian education authorities, working together to create safe and supportive school environments free from bullying, harassment and violence.
This fun app is an interactive story about the new kid in class whose name is Allen. He's an alien from another planet, and wants to fit in and make friends... but he discovers it’s not always that easy! The app’s objective is to teach children social and emotional skills and how to identify and deal with inappropriate behaviour.
Read and sing along as Allen learns about how kids think and feel on Earth. There’s lots of fun ways for kids to interact and explore as they find out about joining in, sharing and managing their own feelings.
For young children this app is a positive experience. It encourages pro-social behavior and shows kids what to do if their classmates are mean. In this way it can empower little kids and help to prevent bullying.
The Allen Adventure is a great preparation for children in kindergarten and early school years.
It’s for children 3 to 8 years - and aliens of all ages.
iOS 11 compatible
Ratings and Reviews
The Allen Adventure is a storybook teaching about self regulation, group norms and actions to take if bullying occurs. Examples of bullying and also the roles of bystanders are addressed, as well as some beginning strategies to help young children (3-8) cope with familiar tough situations that may occur at school. I really like how the developers chose an alien as the star of the book as his situations of being bullied and alternately being the aggressor arise because of not knowing how to act. When taught, Allen the Alien is able to change his actions. I would recommend this book to families and clinicians and will be using it at work as part of my permanent rotation when working on self regulation.
- Queensland Government - Department of Education and Training
- 60.1 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2013 The State of Queensland (Department of Education and Training)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.