Category Archives: emotions/moods

Wow! Help kids regulate behavior and relax with Chill Outz. New Top Pick!

Wow! Help kids regulate behavior and relax with Chill Outz. New Top Pick!

Bottom Line: Five animated stories provide relaxation and regulation techniques for children. As they watch the animals get through tense situations, kids learn strategies like focused breathing and body regulation. This app is a must for anyone helping a child with learning to calm down and stay focused. The price is a little high, but… Continue Reading

Top 15 Free Apps for Learning Emotions (for iOS and Android)

Before I had kids, I just assumed that people came pre-wired when it came to knowing emotions. If someone is crying, they are sad. If someone is smiling, they are happy. However, for many children this can be a difficult concept. I have a good friend that was a teacher and is now a stay-at-home… Continue Reading

Featured App: I Learn is perfect for back to school! Creative and engaging for kids 3-8!

Make a great start to 2015 with Bizzibrains I Learn, featured in Best New Apps on the AU App Store!  Both my 7 year old daughter and I were immediately in love with this well-designed app. It's an interactive book in the best sort of way, with your child's avatar (use their picture or a… Continue Reading

Elmo is a new Top Pick! Because really, who doesn’t love Elmo?

    Bottom Line: Elmo Loves You is a pop-up book in app form filled with our favorite Sesame Street characters and some of the things they love. Don’t fool yourself, though; calling it a pop-up book doesn’t do it justice. Your preschooler will delight in discovering everything going on in each scene. And of… Continue Reading

Best interactive learning app for preschoolers: Leo’s Pad Appisode 6 is a new Top Pick!

    Bottom Line: Simply one of the best apps there is for kids up to age six. It’s also appropriate for older kids through about age 8 who are still targeting the skills in this app, since it’s not “babyish” in any way. This newest appisode targets problem-solving skills, impulse control, fine motor skills… Continue Reading

Review: Four Little Corners is great app to teach kids about inclusion

    Bottom Line: A book app about being different. It is an endearing tale about a little square who feels left out while playing with all his circle friends. This book is great for kids who feel excluded or who are learning the importance of including someone who feels left out.  Continue Reading

Review: Love, The App brings a 1960s classic about fitting in to digital life

    Bottom Line: Love, The App is a tad dark with a lovely light at the end of the story that reminds readers there are always layers to uncover with people. The transition from paper to iOS has been beautifully executed to create a truly interactive story of peepholes, torn pages and movement without… Continue Reading

Featured App: Son of the Sun and the Wizard Lizard — Be ready to forgive, and goodness will fill the world.

“Be ready to forgive, and goodness will fill the world” is the message in Son of the Sun and the Wizard Lizard. In this eBook, Father Sun sends his children out to learn about the world to learn about life and make friends. Our title character ventures to the North Pole where he teaches the… Continue Reading

Good Free App of the Day: Tolva and Ting’s Moods — Who’s in a mood?

Learning and understanding moods can take a lifetime to master so getting a good start can be a wonderful thing! Tolva and Ting's Moods takes a fresh approach with this sometimes difficult task with the use of an immersive game play environment, adorable robots (Ting, Ai, Om and Ram) and over-the-top narration that I found… Continue Reading