I try to use the apps I review for at least a month or more with students before I am ready to recommend them as a useful app. My first review is of Moody Monster Manor. I really like this app as it gives you a lot of play time and teaches a variety of emotions. This app is a game that has 20 different monsters with 20 emotions. Each monster has a cleaver name associated with its emotion, such as Tired Tilly or Worried Wanda. There are four games that children can play with others that are to come (these are the locked doors) at a later date. As of now there aren’t any in app purchases required and this app is FREE! The games are easy to navigate and take about a minute to play. This app is best for children ages 3-7 and is very good to use with autistic children that are learning about emotions. This app is available for download iTunes.
The next app that I found to be truly worth downloading was the emotions flash card app, by Alligator Apps. This app has 20 different emotions with very nice pictures that match the emotions. There are a number of ways to use the flash cards. In the settings tab, you can find a variety of play modes and games. There are four exciting game modes to choose from. You can customize the flashcards and even personalize the cards to add a photo and voice to your own flashcards. This is a great app to use if you are teaching emotions. This app is also free and is available to download at the iTunes store.