Category Archives: Social Skills

Is Screen Time Rewiring Our Kids’ Brains?

Is Screen Time Rewiring Our Kids' Brains? Childhood has changed. Gone are the days of playing outside until the streetlights come on — as long as homework is done. Childhood in the internet age is often defined by screen time, or the time spent in front of a television, computer or mobile device. On average,…
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2018 ~ List of GREAT Apps for Everyday Learning

The following transcripts and quotes are from the E.A.T. chat hosted by Lauren Schwartz Enders 08/30/18. The quotes are from Lauren Scwartz Enders unless stated otherwise. The Facebook group Educational App Talk has a weekly event called EduAppTalk or E.A.T. every Thursday year-round. On 8/30/2018 the chat was hosted by Lauren Schwartz Enders, MA, CCC-SLP who is an expert in the field…
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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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10 Tips for Getting Young Children READY for School!

10 Tips for Getting Young Children READY for School! Many of the things that we do on an everyday basis are advancing our youngest children to be prepared for school. Language development spikes in the first two years of life and we need to take full advantage of these valuable opportunities. Exploration and discovery attribute…
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Social Detective Intermediate by Social Skill Builder and Social Thinking.com

Social Detective Intermediate by Social Skill Builder, Inc. is a follow-up app to their outstanding Social Detective Beginner app. This intermediate app supports the foundational content of the first app and extends on the concepts involving everyday social interactions. Both apps are based on the graphic novel entitled, You are a Social Detective by Social Thinking. The genius behind this app is that it incorporates real-life…
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Fun on the Farm

  Fun on the Farm by Kindermatica (ages 5 and under) is jam packed with games that will get kids together in a flash. The graphics make this app kid friendly, but most of all fun for small groups and families! Classrooms and clinics can use it to team up peers to facilitate interaction and social skills,…
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5 Games to Foster Social Interaction

Game Day! Today, the iPad offers many opportunities for social interactive play. By initially playing on the iPad, it helps kids with poor motor skills learn the sequence and know what to expect so that they don't have the added stress of managing pieces or maintaining posture. Other benefits include learning to be a gracious…
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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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