Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Good Free App of the Day: 7Wonderlicious Girls - modeling social skills

Explore the world of seven friends as they help their parents, friends and community. The diverse group of girls in this ebook are wonderful role models for children, especially for young girls. 7Wonderlicious Girls would be a great book for any child working on social skills since the end of each page asks questions about how the reader could relate or how they would act in that situation.



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From helping a friend who is hurt to working together on a science experiment, the 7Wonderlicious Girls are always working together. I love the fact that the friends don't focus on just one thing, such as how to take turns. The girls do a variety of things, such as play imaginatively with dolls, help a hurt friend and explore in the backyard.

This is a great book to open dialog with a child. Each page describes the scene of the cute picture, explaining what the girls are doing and how they do it together. Then on many pages, it asks basic questions pertaining to that page. For instance, two of the girls are working as a team to put together a difficult jigsaw puzzle. Part of the story explains that, "When Amali and Charlee share their ideas, they always come to the best solution faster." Then it asks the reader, "Have you ever worked as part of a team? Did you take turns giving ideas? What ideas did you come up with?"

The questions are not difficult, but they engage the child to connect with the story and to share their own view point. The book has the option of playing all automatically (like a slide show), read to me (with full narration and the child clicks to turn the page), and read to myself. If you are working with the child discussing each scenario and answering questions, I would suggest the read to me or read to myself options to easily pause and focus on each specific page.

Though the book is about seven girls, each one is unique. The diversity of the girl's looks and interests makes each one special. These girls make wonderful role models. Throughout the story, there is a consistent theme of, "The girls are all very different from each other in many ways, but they like each other, just as they are." This is great role modeling for children with special needs, as well as for children becoming friends with a child with special needs.

There is a lot of great information and modeled behaviors in this 28 page story. This story is developed to help girls from ages 3-7, but it could work for many others. I think girls of all ages (including adults) and even boys can gain insight from the 7Wonderlicious girls.

From iTunes:

The Adventures of the 7Wonderlicious Girls are a great source of inspiration for children aged 3 to 7. 

Our girls are fantastic role models. They are confident little girls that love to solve problems, be active and try new things out.

Our app includes 28 story cards that focus on encouraging exploration, adventure, and intelligence in children. It will inspire them to have a can do attitude, work with others to achieve better results, accept themselves and others just as they are, speak up, have fun and so much more.

Here is a video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIexm6eE_Lw 

Our e-book app includes two voice-over and text options: US/CAN and UK/AUS English. You can choose to read the book or allow the app to read it to you and your child.

www.7Wonderlicious.com

7Wonderlicious is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 3-7
Categories: Book

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Rachel H loved that the book included a page focusing on making math fun for girls. Having a math minor in college she was told many times though the years, "but girls aren't supposed to like math."

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