Parents' Guide to

Hidden Curriculum for Kids

By Kim Alessi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Practical but wordy app helps kids learn social skills.

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HIDDEN CURRICULUM FOR KIDS is a good education app to help people on the autism spectrum learn important social cues. It explains how to maneuver through common social situations by offering kids, their parents, families, peers, teachers, and other professionals tips to spur conversations about successful social interactions. It can also help people from other cultures, or those recuperating from brain traumas, learn social norms and expectations.

The app falls short, however, on two key fronts. First, it's text based and lacks an option to have the text spoken aloud. Instead, it requires kids to either have solid reading skill or an adult to read to them. Second, there's no ability for kids or adults to make custom situation flash cards tailored to their individual needs, which potentially leaves important social skills unaddressed.

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