There are a number of apps that help kids develop social skills. Over the last year, we have had access to so many virtual social emotional learning activities. They are so important for kids.
Some of these social skills are designed to teach children how to understand and identify emotions, while others are designed to teach children how to interact with others in a more appropriate manner.
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Social Emotional Learning Apps
The most popular app for social skills is called “Mindstrong.” It is a game that teaches kids about empathy.
The app also asks them questions about their own feelings, the feelings of others and the causes of those feelings.
There are a lot of social skills apps for kids out there. Some of them are free, while others have a monthly subscription. Here we will take a look at the best social skills apps for kids and what they offer.
It is important to teach children about social skills early on in life so that they can develop these skills and grow up to be successful adults. Here are some of the best social skills apps for kids:
– Little Fox Social Skills
– Social Skills Builder
– The Social Skills Game
– The Social Skills App
– Minds Matter
– Social Emotional Learning Games
What are social emotional skills?
Social skills games for kids are a fun way to help children learn about the world around them.
They can also help children develop their social skills, such as empathy, cooperation and teamwork.
These games can be used in classrooms or at home.
Virtual social skills activities
Did you know that you can now incorporate virtual social skills activities?
There are so many apps and online tools you could use to make social skills more fun when teaching online.
I have a specific SEL bundle I created on Boom to target basic emotions. I made it for special needs or preschool kids.
Check it out below
Some of the tasks and cards include prompts in audio format align with a correct or incorrect response from the player.
They will automatically know if their answer is correct.
These games can be played independently or as a whole class.
How to teach emotions to kids with online games
Teaching emotions to kids is a difficult task.
We need to teach them how to identify, express and understand their emotions.
But what if we could use technology to help us with this task?
A new study from the University of Southern California (USC) has revealed that children who are exposed to emotional content online are better at identifying and expressing their own emotions.
The study found that kids who were exposed to more emotive content on the internet, like videos with sad music or heart-wrenching stories, were better at recognizing and understanding other people’s emotions.
Some of the cards in the deck include prompting questions like:
I feel sad when I don’t get to play with my friends at lunch.
Then things to counteract that emotion with positivity, like:
I can play with someone else instead.
And so on.
More social-emotional learning activities PDF ideas:
- 50 Goals for Social Skills to Add to Your IEPs!
- Social Pragmatic Goals Speech Therapy (Free Printable Goal Sheets)
- 10 Best Kindness Bulletin Boards to Promote Social Skills
- How Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Can Save a Child’s Emotional Wellbeing
- Social Story About Returning to School after Covid19
- Social Skills to Include in Your Homeschool
It’s essential that we don’t disregard how children feel, we need to normalise negative emotions so that we could tackle them at the source and replace them with positive emotions or behaviors.
Incorporating virtual social emotional learning has become so much easier with Google docs and Boom Cards.