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Avokiddo Emotions App Poster Image
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With three characters and more than 100 props, kids can make a disco-themed zebra blow up a balloon or feed garlic to a sheep -- all while observing the animal's reaction. Can help kids who have difficulty reading facial expressions or reading body language.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame App Poster Image
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Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style. Kids help the blue monster deal with problems, empowered by choosing how it deals with each situation; strategies will transfer into kids' personal toolboxes for dealing with similar situations.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Cool School: Where Peace Rules Game Poster Image
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Charming game models conflict resolution and aims to reduce bullying. Players help the diverse students at Cool School resolve their conflicts peacefully; students model good and bad behaviors to engage players in learning how to make good decisions.

Mac, Windows
Curiosityville Website Poster Image
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Charming site tracks kids' progress in learning games. A cast of adorable, friendly characters introduces activities that cover areas such as creative expression, literacy, foreign language, math, social science, and scientific thinking.

Daniel Tiger for Parents App Poster Image
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Those who watch the TV show know that the catchy songs cover topics that can be tricky for little ones. This app lets adults navigate the tunes to apply them to specific situations.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android

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Help Your Child at Home

  • Read with your child every day. Ask your child to explain his or her favorite parts of a story, and share your own. For a list of great books, check out the Essential Books list.
  • Ask your child questions that require comparing numbers, such as, "Who has more cookies, you or your brother?"
  • Model the kinds of social interactions you want your child to learn: Be polite (for example, say "please" and "thank you"), introduce yourself and your child when you enter a new place (such as a daycare or school), and talk about what it means to be a good friend.