Learning is about more than just academic development. It also includes teaching the social and emotional skills learners need to become successful adults. Revisit a selection of five tools that help build these skills:
Stop, Breathe & Think Kids is a program to help children strengthen their social-emotional learning and develop mindfulness skills. This app engages children in missions that teach them how to self-regulate emotions, be calm, sleep, de-stress, and resolve conflicts.
Woebot is a free AI chatbot and stand-alone app that uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to teach users to modify dysfunctional thinking through brief daily conversations. Unlike a therapist, Woebot is accessible 24/7 to provide scripted responses to whatever might be troubling you.
Mindful Powers seeks to empower kids struggling with self-regulating emotions by teaching them how to harness their mindfulness "super powers."
Huddle creates safe, digital spaces to share personal stories and struggles with those who have had similar experiences or would like to offer support. Popular with teens, there are hundreds of groups to choose from with topics ranging from social anxiety to support for ex-felons.
Vroom helps parents and caretakers interact with their young loved ones in meaningful and educational ways, all while doing everyday activities. This research-backed online platform offers a curated tip to its users every day intended to teach their child life skills.Image: by Ben White via Unsplash