Technology Tuesday: Social Skills Apps

Using the Powers of Technology for Good rather than Evil…

Technology is a powerful force…as we talk about every Tuesday on our blog.  There is a lot out there to be concerned about as a parent.  And a lot we want you to know…before your children do.  But, thankfully, there are also some techie folks out there in the computer ethos who use their powers for good.  They are creating apps who actually help kids with things that matter, more than just climbing or watching whomever else is climbing the social ladder of the hour.

We’ve recently come across a few of these apps.  These, in particular, help kids with social skills—something we feel is increasingly a need in the lives of kids.  Many of them are targeted toward kids on the autism spectrum.  But, we believe that all kids can benefit from lessons in important tools such as perspective-taking, reciprocity in relationship, and reading emotions.  We actually all know a few adults who can, too. READ MORE

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