iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids

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Cynthia Chiong, Common Sense Media
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Kids identify feelings; best used with adult support.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn to identify and label different emotions. While the main activity addresses basic emotions, like happy and sad, other activities tap into more complicated emotions, like cool, proud, and kooky; some are conveyed more successfully than others. A couple of activities involve spelling and reading, which can help kids build literacy skills. iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids provides a nice variety of activities for learning about emotions, but could use more built-in support and feedback.

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The app is easy to use. Interactions consist mainly of tapping answer choices and dragging pieces into place. A couple games require reading.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids teaches kids, especially those with special needs, to identify, interpret, and talk about their feelings. The app has a variety of activities, including matching a feeling word to a situation or picture, spelling emotion words, and even just-for-fun memory and jigsaw puzzle games. Although activities don't provide much feedback or explanations about the emotions, they do provide a good starting point for parents and teachers to talk about feelings with kids.

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What's it about?

In ITOUCHILEARN FEELINGS FOR PRESCHOOL KIDS, the main activity asks kids to match an emotion to an illustration. Feedback is simple, telling kids only if their answers are correct or incorrect. Six additional games range from spelling emotion words to doing jigsaw puzzles that show kids feeling happy or angry. There's also a face creation activity that allows kids to make their own faces and save them to share with others, and a sing-along activity to the song "If You're Happy and You Know It."

Is it any good?

Although the main activity is a great way to help kids understand why they or others feel a certain way, kids receive no explanations about why their answers are correct or incorrect. Some of the mini-activities introduce more subtle emotions such as proud or defiant, which might be hard for young kids to understand. And while the face creation activity is a fun way to get kids to talk about their feelings, the facial features are often just shapes or everyday objects that can be made into funny faces, rather than human features kids can use to portray a specific emotion.

iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids is best used with a parent or teacher who can provide the support and feedback not present in the app. With the added support, kids can learn important social skills, which can be difficult for kids who struggle with interpreting and understanding emotions.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Talk with your kids about the pictures and the emotions conveyed. Ask questions like "How do you think the girl is feeling? What do you see that tells you she's feeling that way?"

  • Help your kids use the vocabulary of emotions to identify how they're feeling when they encounter emotionally-charged situations.

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For kids who love working through emotions and feeling good

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