Category Archives: Social & Emotional

“Smart” Screentime for Kids

  "Smart" Screentime for Kids This blog post was inspired by the concept of what I would like to refer to as "SMART" screentime. Meaning, spending our time wisely while on our devices - all of us, children and adults alike. Why? Well, we are the product of what we consume. Valuable time is being…
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Robotic Head Bluebee Pal 4.0

NEW Bluebee Pal 4.0 Robotic Head Bluebee Pal  Bluebee Pals, the lush Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals that speak, read, and sing with your child just got better! Now, these speaking stuffed animals have a new feature, their head moves for an even friendlier experience while children play, communicate, listen and have FUN with these adorable friends! Teachers With Apps has had the honor…
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Why Playing is Paramount

"Playing" is an essential part of any child's healthy development. Play and learning go hand in hand, we as parents need to understand that learning should be FUN! Author Dr. Stuart Brown writes that play is the basis of all art, games, books, sports, movies, fashion, fun, and wonder – in short, the basis of…
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An Adventure Of Our Own by Two Way Play

An Adventure Of Our Own by Two Way Play is a novel app, in that at its heart lies a great therapeutic tool that engages interaction between players. Gameplay consists of building a story between an older child or adult and one that is just beginning to make decisions independently. It’s one safe way to…
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Making Learning Fun: Activities that Teach Self-Control

  Making Learning Fun: Activities that Teach Self-Control A wealth of pragmatic and empirical data exists that confirms the fact that when teachers are able to find ways to make learning fun, children tend to embrace the learning process, and they retain information at a higher rate. One method that has been immensely successful in…
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Bouncy the People Trainer’s You Can Learn – Teacher Edition

  Bouncy the People Trainer's You Can Learn - Teacher Edition by Ripple Effects is a delightful app that is labeled as “A Mindset Training Program for Early Learners” It not only teaches the power of believing in oneself by explaining persistence but also provides emotional comfort for all who struggle with accomplishing a goal.…
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Me&Myself

  SNapps, a TWA favorite for their emphasis on promoting independence with kids that have special needs, has come out with a new series of apps with the emphasis on giving kids a voice in sharing about themselves. In Me&Myself, the first of three planned in the series for self-expression, kids, and young adults are…
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Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

Breathe, Think, Do With Sesame by Sesame Street teaches children to keep calm and carry on by introducing kids to three possible strategies for working through problems. This app touches on familiar emotional challenges such as problem-solving, self-control, planning, and time on task. Intended for very young children, this simple app gives players different scenarios in which the…
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