When developers first started creating apps for kids, the focus was primarily on math and language arts skills. But now the new hot area for app development is social and emotional learning (SEL). According to Jinny Gudmundsen, Editor of Tech with Kids Digital Magazine, “As the app world has grown and seasoned a bit we now are finding app developers tackling all sorts of interesting questions and it’s amazing what you can expose children to (through apps).” Annie talks with Jinny about the best kids’ apps for teaching social and emotional skill-building.
Jinny Gudmundsen’s recommended Social and Emotional Learning apps mentioned in this podcast:
- Make Me Smile by Apptation Inc. Read Jinny’s Review.
- Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings by PBS Kids. Read Jinny’s Review.
- My Beastly ABC’s by the Duncan Studio. Read Jinny’s Review.
- Even Monsters Are Shy by Busy Bee Studios. Read Jinny’s Review.
- Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are by Electric Eggplant. Read Reviews.
- Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs the Other Kind by Electric Eggplant. Read Jinny’s Review.
- Middle School Confidential 3: What’s Up With My Family? by Electric Eggplant. Read Jinny’s Review.
- Loose Strands by Darned Socks Production Read Jinny’s Review.
About Jinny Gudmundsen (@TechwKids)
Jinny Gudmundsen is Editor of Tech with Kids Digital Magazine, where she publishes reviews and Best Picks recommendation lists of children’s apps, video games, websites, and tech toys. The site’s mission is to help parents, grandparents, and teachers find the best tech to use with their kids. Jinny is also the Kid-Tech columnist for USA Today. Learn more at TechWithKids.com
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