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This simple and beautifully illustrated interactive storybook app focuses on bullying and conflict resolution. Be a Buddy, Not a Bully is designed for little ones learning about life skills and how to socialize with peers.
Enhanced features, such as the “rolling” highlighting in the "read-to-me" mode and accompanying narration, help pre-readers begin basic word recognition. As skills grow, kids also have the option of reading the interactive storybook themselves. Perfect for breaking down difficult social situations in a kid-friendly way, this app gives parents a great starting point to talk about friendship, tolerance, fighting and bullying. Questions included at the end prompt kids to think about the feelings of others, and teach how to manage emotions like anger and sadness—a comprehension element that helps children connect what they’ve read to the world around them. This tale of conflict and forgiveness comes to life with gorgeous graphics, modern animation and a healthy dose of interactive surprises sprinkled throughout the story.
For a hi-tech way to tackle tough conversations with your budding social butterfly, this quiet, effective tool does an excellent job of introducing the topic in an open-ended way—and is sure to spark discussion about age-appropriate ways to relate with peers.
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