Parents' Guide to

iTake Turns

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Bare-bones app isn't enough to teach key social skill.

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The visual and verbal example ITAKE TURNS offers may be helpful to some kids, but if parents or kids are expecting any level of detailed instruction or explanation, this isn't the place to find it. On the plus side, iTake Turns may help calm kids who are in the middle of a turn-taking or sharing dispute; a parent or teacher might instruct kids to take a break and view the app to reinforce the concept of taking turns.

On the downside, users have no choice as to the gender or ethnicity of the stick figures, and there's no way to customize play to make it personalized for kids or more relevant to the type of turn/sharing situation with which they're struggling. Also, the meaning of the arrows may be confusing to some kids, since they're both pointing at the same stick figure. iTake Turns is a good concept but could be greatly improved upon.

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