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    Our classroom teachers are hard at work providing online learning opportunities for our students.  As we're continuing their academic education, they also need to continue their social-emotional learning as well!  These are some apps that you may find useful for children (or maybe even grownups) as we try to stay emotionally healthy right now.  Some of these apps are free; others require a one time cost and some may be subscription services.  Most can be found on both apple and android devices.

     

    Aiphone pps to help students identify emotions:

    Avokiddo Emotions:  young children dress up silly animals and learn about their personalities and emotions

     Emotions from I Can Do Apps:  uses real pictures of children's faces to help kids explore and identify different emotions

    Zones of Regulation App:  helps students categorize feelings into four color zones

     

    Calm Apps about mindfulness or being calm

    Stop, Breathe, Think for Kids:  meditation and mindfulness made easy for kids ages 5-10

    Mindful Powers:  very child friendly app that empowers kids to bring calm into their lives

    Headspace for Kids:  simple breathing exercises for kids to focus on calm

    DreamyKid:  a meditation app that whole families can use

    Kids Yoga Deck:  kids flip through a virtual deck of yoga cards with pictures of real kids demonstrating poses

    ChillOutz:  fun, animated stories teaching kids to stay calm in any situation

     

    Apps to help with focus and attention

    Bear Focus Timer:  this app uses simple black and white graphics to break tasks into time chunks for kids, a method used for increasing focus and concentration

    Focus Booster App:  same methods as the Bear Focus Timer but geared towards all age levels

    Ninja Focus:  app helps with concentration and mindfulness with an engaging ninja theme

    Color by Number:  color a picture by number using focus and concentration

     

    Apps to promote gratitude

    Three Good Things:  simple online journal where you list 3 good things about each day.  This focus on gratitude leads to greater happiness.

    Thankful for:  prompts to encourage a gratitude list