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50 Ideas to Learn Gratitude Social Skill post image

Welcome to Mom’s Library! Gratitude and appreciation are simple yet important social skills for kids to learn. Kids need learn not only the feel of gratitude, but also the expression of gratitude. There is no better time to practice gratitude skills than in November. Today we share over 50 ideas on family activities of gratitude activities. The best way to learn is to practice them in daily life. They can be small acts, but it is important to start small… Read More

Free App: Teach Kids Social Skills with Model Me Going Places post image

Teaching kids social skills is never easy. One challenge we face very often is to teach kids how to behave in different social settings. Do you usually explain to kids about a new place they are going to visit? Like a dentist’s office, or a new school? I always found it helpful to tell my child about the places he’s going to visit, be it the first grocery store trip, or the first dentist appointment. It helps the kid understand… Read More

Book App Helping Teens and Tweens Deal With Family Issues post image

Middle School Confidential is a series of books that help middle school age kids deal with sticky social issues, such as friends, families, and self confidence. They are available as books as well as apps. We reviewed the first two apps and the third book What's Up with My Family was released recently. I like the series very much. It is so practical that all the situations in the story are from real life. Kids can easily relate to the… Read More

Daniel Tiger Grr-ific Feelings App

PBS is one of the most trusted resources in our family so I generally feel like I'm in good hands with any game or activity they come up with for my pre-schooler.  This Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings is no exception, based on Mr. Roger's neighborhood, the whole feel  is gentle and sweet.  What's so special about this app though is its staying power off screen. The app offers various activities to help kids put names to their feelings and begins… Read More

Free App: Random Acts of Kindness post image

With kids starting school, many of us are busy getting kids ready for the new school year: school supplies, academic readiness, … One very important aspect of school life is the peer interactions. This involves social and emotional skills. We have shared our top picks of 10 apps helping kids develop social and emotional skills and today I want to share another app Random Acts of Kindness. Why Random Acts of Kindness? Because I believe it is the core of… Read More

Positive Penguin

Social and Emotional Well Being is important in Children's development. It is a soft skill that is hard to teach. I am glad to see more and more educators start looking into this area and over the time, I have found some good apps helping kids develop social and emotional skills. Since kids of different age have different developmental needs in social emotional skills, we listed the apps by age groups. For more information on each app, please click on… Read More

Capital City

Parents may think that teaching children to be entrepreneurs is a bit of a lofty goal for an app, but Capital City make it accessible in a way I never thought possible. It makes learning finance and business strategy fun. The machinations of the game are simple: buy properties to earn cash flow.  Then, over time and game play, kids try to raise their cash flow higher than their expenses so that they can escape their boring job at Supercorp forever!  To that end using… Read More

Smithsonian Channel App

I recently find a great educational app from Smithsonian – Smithsonian Channel. It has many of Smithsonian channel’s videos, some are full episodes, and they are free! It is available on almost all the different devices, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Kindle. If you want to watch the videos on bigger screen, it is also available on their website, so you can watch the shows on your computer. I loved Smithsonian, and I simply can't believe I can watch Smithsonian Channel… Read More

Come Visit Us

Come Visit Us is a role play app where kids can learn to be a host, invite guests to tea parties or picnics. There is not much speaking in the app, which is perfect for imagination, story making, or vocabulary and language development. When kids open the app, they get to choose one of the 3 language options. The one in the middle is English. Once the language is chosen, kids can pick one scene to play with: tea party… Read More

IF app

Parenting tweens and teens is a different challenge than parenting younger kids. Kids this age are more independent, which is good, but sometimes makes it hard for them to accept whatever we are trying to teach them.  It is especially challenging when it comes to social and emotional skills. That is why I am very interested in learning the new app IF… - a game app aiming at tweens and teens on their SEL skills. SEL stands for Social and… Read More

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