Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Top 10 Free apps to help children learn emotions

Emotions are a difficult concept for many kids to grasp. For children on the autism spectrum or with similar diagnosis, emotions are much harder to understand. There are many great apps out there to help with recognizing and understanding emotions. Among those apps, there are actually some great FREE apps that focus on emotions. Here are our Top Free apps for learning emotions.

Electric Company - Feel Electric by Sesame Street Given 4.5 Stars by Rachel H
Are you feeling delighted? Astonished? Anxious? “Feel Electric!” explores all these emotions and more! Part of the Military Families “Finding the Right Word” initiative, this app offers engaging tools that use content and curriculum from The Electric Company to provide opportunities to explore emotional vocabulary and self-expression. Hosted by Electric Company cast members Jessica Ruiz and Danny Rebus, “Feel Electric!” features three fast-paced games, a digital diary to record daily moods, a zany story maker, and more!

(iPad/iPhone, FREE)

iSEQUENCES LITE by Fundación Planeta Imaginario Given 4.5 Stars by Rachel H
iSEQUENCES is an educational app for children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome that enables them to practice 100 (10 in this Lite version) different sequences about everyday situations, such as:

- Autonomous habits like brushing their teeth, washing their hands, getting dressed or going to bed
- Fun activities like going to the beach, to the movies or do sports
- Every day situations like falling down, taking the bus, going the doctor, buying bread or getting wet in the rain
- Emotions like happiness, sadness, surprise or fear

(iPad Only, FREE)         (iPad Only, $2.99 full version)

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame by Sesame Street
Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out! Your child will enjoy silly animations and playful interactions as she is exposed to important emotional vocabulary, a calm breathing technique, personalized encouragements, and more!

(iPad/iPhone, FREE)

Secret Suitcase by Mila Publishing Sàrl
The SECRET SUITCASE app is helping children to develop Joy, Kindness, Generosity and Self-Confidence in a fun and playful way.

The app empowers children to be creative, to ‘store’ their happy thoughts and to share little acts of kindness in a responsible and safe environment.

Touch and Learn - Emotions by Innovative Mobile Apps
Touch and Learn is a powerful new gaming platform that allows you to introduce new concepts in a fun and exciting new way.  

This app focused on helping kids read body language and understand emotions by looking at gorgeous pictures and figuring out which person is expressing a given emotion.

ABA Flash Cards & Games - Emotions by Innovative Mobile Apps
Identifying, understanding, and responding appropriately to emotions is a very important skill for every child. In this application we cover over 20 different emotions via gorgeous flash cards and interactive games.
✔ Includes 200+ gorgeous photographs that are carefully hand picked and selected
✔ Fun & engaging voice artist keeps kids engaged
✔ 8 different play modes to show the flashcards anyway you like. Play modes include (image only, word only, flashcard only, word then flashcard, word then image)

Bitsboard - Education, Games, and Flashcards for Learning Reading, Spelling, and more by GrasshopperApps.com
Access to the Bitsboard catalog including tens of thousands of gorgeous flashcards and carefully curated lessons covering hundreds of topics. 
Bitsboard is ideal for learning languages, mastering vocabulary, learning to read, learning to speak, becoming the next spelling champion and so much more…

Bitsboard is fully customizable to meet your specific learning needs

Contains in-app purchases for additional content
(iPad/iPhone, FREE)   (iPad/iPhone, Pro version $9.99)

Acknowledgement of emotions and feelings. For Children between two and a half years and eight years.

The stories are structured around adventures that Anna and Pete live to recognize, learn and put in practice different feelings such as fear, sadness, happiness or anger.

Contains in-app purchases for more stories. Comes with first story dealing with death for free.
(iPad Only, FREE)

Emotions, Feelings and Colors ! Fun educational games for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten by i Learn With by Tribal Nova
Emotions, Feelings and Colors will get your child ready for school with these fun Arts and social development educational games for kids! Poko, Bibi and Minus learn about emotions by watching short animated stories and explore painting by playing with primary colors. Your child can play different games with them: by choosing little pictograms that mirror the expressed emotions or by selecting and mixing colors for Poko’s drawings.

(iPad/iPhone, FREE)

Feelings with Milo by Doonan Speech Therapy
Feelings with Milo is an emotional literacy App that teaches kids about feelings. The app strives to help children understand and, in the context of supportive relationships, learn to manage their emotions.

This simple, fun App provides the opportunity for parents and therapists to explore emotions and demonstrate that feelings, however powerful, come and go. 

Children identify the image of Milo that best represents what they are feeling. This allows them to see that their feelings are normal. 

(iPad/iPhone, FREE)

Rachel H is feeling a little grumpy, but that is probably because she is starving and ready for lunch.

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