FCV060 Great Apps for Kids, Jinny Gudmundsen
Summary: When developers first started creating apps for kids, the focus was primarily on math and language arts skills. But now the new hot area for app development is social and emotional learning (SEL). According to USA Today Kid-Tech columnist Jinny Gudmundsen, "As the app world has grown and seasoned a bit, we now are finding app developers tackling all sorts of interesting questions, and it's amazing what you can expose children to (through apps)." Annie talks with Jinny about the best kids' apps for teaching social and emotional skill-building. Jinny Gudmundsen's recommended Social and Emotional Learning apps mentioned in this podcast: "Make Me Smile" by Apptation Inc. "Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings" by PBS Kids "My Beastly ABC's" by the Duncan Studio "Even Monsters Are" Shy by Busy Bee Studios "Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are" by Electric Eggplant "Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs the Other Kind" by Electric Eggplant "Middle School Confidential 3: What's Up With My Family?" by Electric Eggplant "Loose Strands" by Darned Socks Production About Jinny Gudmundsen (@TechwKids) Jinny Gudmundsen is the Kid-Tech columnist for USA Today. She's also the Editor of Tech with Kids, where she publishes reviews and Best Picks recommendation lists of children's apps, video games, websites, and tech toys. The site's mission is to help parents, grandparents, and teachers find the best tech to use with their kids. Learn more at http://TechWithKids.com Copyright © 2009-2018 Annie Fox and Electric Eggplant. All Rights Reserved.