Emotionary by Me.Mu
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Emotionary by Me.Mu is an easy-to-use app that can help kids identify their feelings through a variety of mediums. It's helpful to work with kids as they begin using this app. Kids may need verbal prompting as they begin to understand what an emotion may look like.
What's it about?
Enter a child's information under "add a student" to begin adding diary entries. First, kids choose from a list of six emotions to describe how they're feeling today. On the next screen, they get four visual prompts: a camera to take a picture representing how they feel; a microphone to record "I feel ________ because"; an open book to search the device for photos that explain why they feel that way; and a keyboard to write about their feeling. Kids can view their entries to reflect on how they felt on different days.
Is it any good?
EMOTIONARY BY ME.MU is an easy-to-use app that, as a whole, is a good way for kids to learn how they feel in different situations. Using a daily diary entry can help your child and you identify behavior patterns and what makes your child feel a certain way.
The built-in feeling images could be enhanced by using both genders and more diversity, and it would be great if the feelings could have an auditory component so kids hear the emotion as well as see it. The app also would benefit from a mini-tutorial to help parents who are new to this type of tool help kids identify their feelings.
Families can talk about...
Families scan talk about feelings. What are they, and how can we show them?
Look at pictures in magazines or books to reinforce what a feeling may look like.
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: speaking, writing|
|Skills:||Emotional Development: handling stress, identifying emotions, labeling feelings, self-awareness |
Communication: conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression
|Release date:||September 6, 2012|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 5.0 or later|