“FOCUS On the GO!”

Age Range: 4-9 years (Plus Parents!)

Format: iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch (requires iOS 7.0 or later), Android (requires 4.1 or later)

Cost: Free

This month’s App comes all the way from the Nathanson Family Resilience Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. “FOCUS On the GO!” utilises 4 skill-building games to assist families with communicating and understanding feelings. It has more than 40 levels to support multiple age groups. Particularly useful are the strategies it provides, which teaches children problem-solving skills and techniques for calming down when feeling overwhelmed.

The app is not just for children, it’s designed to engage all members of the family – it even has a “Family Check Up” section, which shows your progress and provides a personalised summary of your family’s strengths! It also has a Resources and Videos section, which contains articles and clips to help further family resilience building.

So combine your family’s screen time and help Buddy Bear learn how to share his feelings!

Find the app here (for Apple) or here (for Android).

For more information on getting the most out of this app, speak to your child’s psychologist.

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