In a world of instant gratification, it is very easy for kids to tap the quit button if things don’t go their way. How do we help kids to sustain interest in anything over a long period and persist in a task in the face of boredom or challenges?
A powerful lever to lift kid’s academic achievement lies in their hands already – electronic entertainment!
5 Super Hero Powers Apps:
Be better! Games with leader boards etc. that make a kid think "If I can do this, I can learn that as well" Tap Tangram allows kids to compete and play together via WiFi: https://itunes.apple.com/mx/app/tap-tangram-solve-fun-puzzles/id1057007374?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Want to help kids to see possibilities? The story dice from Thinkamingo is a good example of an app that proves to kids with poor writing skills that their imaginations are really awesome! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-dice-ideas-for-writers/id525351988?mt=8
Is it hard for your kid to put her thoughts on paper? Most kids with dyslexia will only communicate through the written word if they absolutely HAVE to. MMO apps pull the strings to help dyslexic kids to communicate. School Of Dragons do a good job of keeping it safe for kids to chat: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/school-dragons-how-to-train/id622944658?mt=8
Kids are caring by nature. Some apps stimulate selfless human actions like Play Hospital https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome/id439628153?mt=8
Games that hone in on super memory skills improve so many factors of a bust school day. Spelling Bug Word Match memory card games take care of homework and entertainment: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spelling-bug-word-match/id1101484757?ls=1&mt=8