Avokiddo Emotions -- Playful learning for kids
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Avokiddo Emotions -- Playful Learning for Kids is a charming way to teach kids about emotions. It can also be helpful for kids with non-verbal learning issues, such as difficulty reading facial expressions or inability to read body language. With three characters and more than 100 props, kids can make a disco-themed zebra blow up a balloon, dress a giraffe in fiesta gear, or feed garlic to the mustachioed sheep -- all while observing the animal's reaction. This zany, open-ended play is a delightful way to introduce emotions.
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
- making new creations
- identifying emotions
Engagement, Approach, Support
The 100 unique, fun props and the three animal characters often create such silly images that laughter is inevitable. Then, when the animal characters respond to those props emotionally, kids are surprised and further engaged.
This app encourages very young kids to identify emotions through a funny, creative activity. As kids recognize the emotions of the animals, they are learning empathy, too.
The app is intuitive and intentionally encourages open-ended, creative play with little direction. The emotions are aptly shown by the animals.
What's it about?
Tap the sheep, the giraffe, or the zebra and that one character takes center stage. Swipe the lever for props and several fall into the scene. Kids then tap and drag the props to the animal for use. If they feed the animal ice cream they will see it react with joy. If its eyes begin to droop, it may be time for a snooze. Put the pacifier in its mouth. As the sky goes dark, the zebra's eyes close. Pull the alarm clock's rope...wake up! As kids create scenes with the props, the animals show expressions of humor, displeasure, happiness, and more depending on the props kids choose. There are also backgrounds that appear to help set the scene, and funny sound effects. Kids can take a photo, if they'd like to save a scene. Swipe the lever for more props, or return to the home page to choose another animal. This app creates zany fun full of emotion and laughter.
Is it any good?
AVOKIDDO EMOTIONS -- PLAYFUL LEARNING FOR KIDS will likely cause giggles and surprises for the youngest and oldest app users alike. There are so many props here, although kids can only choose from batches of five to nine at a time. Kids can choose from ice cream cones, mustaches, balloons, vegetables, hats of all sorts, wigs, musical instruments, sunglasses, bubbles, and more. And it's not limited to one or two props per animal, kids can keep piling them on and playing as long as they'd like. Surprising backgrounds pop up to complete the animal's scene, sometimes with interactive elements, too. As the animals make facial expressions and noises, kids can observe whether the animal likes or dislikes what's happening with the props and in the scene. This fun app creates a silly, delightful, and open-ended way to be creative.
Families can talk about...
Help young kids put names to the emotions that the animal characters are expressing on their faces.
Try to help your kids think about and predict what comes next. If the zebra looks very tired, and you give it a pacificer, what may happen to the zebra next?