Happy Wednesday!! I am really excited to share this product review with you all today because I know we all could use some new, fun ways to target social skills. I was recently contacted by Cal, the co-founder of Everyday Speech. You may already own one of their apps, Let's Be Social, Let's Learn Emotions, or Let's Use Language. In addition to the apps, Everyday Speech also has prepared to launch an entire collection of videos to address common social skills such as: eye contact, voice volume, personal space, and apologizing- just to name a few.
These videos were created specifically for students that require some extra help with social skills. The videos include real people, not cartoons, in everyday social situations. The videos also include text and video thought bubbles to help the student truly understand the social situation and what the characters in the video are thinking.
Each video is approximately 2 minutes long. This is a pretty ideal length for young students with a short attention span. These videos would be ideal for social skills groups. They would be great to show, then have a discussion about.
Identification of emotions
Here are a few things that I love about these videos:
-The videos are short, engaging, and to the point.
-The videos include narration, text, and thought bubbles.
-Real actors (age 12-18) are used in these videos.
-The videos depict real life situations that your students probably encounter on a daily basis.
-The videos can be viewed on PC, Mac, Smartphone, iPad, or Android tablets.
-The videos provide another great option for targeting social skills.
-These videos are great for individual therapy or group discussions.
****Disclaimer: These videos were provided to me at no cost in exchange for a review, however, all opinions expressed in this review are mine.