A Lot or a Little?
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Kids can learn how to identify how they're feeling by using visuals. Helping kids understand their emotions is an integral part of their learning social skills and empathy. Kids may need verbal prompting as they begin to understand what an emotion may look like. The camera feature allows you to take a picture of your child to visually reinforce the identification and understanding of the emotion he or she may be feeling. If your child is verbal, you can have her use the built-in microphone to record why she's feeling a certain way. Kids who may not be able to verbally express themselves may be able to use the keyboard. Emotionary by Me.Mu is a simple daily-diary tool that can help kids gain a better understanding of emotions.
Ease of Play
Kids simply follow the guided visual prompts to add to diary entries.
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.
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.
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