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Choiceworks app review: create a daily routine

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Introduction

One of the best things you can do for a child is build a routine that they can follow on a daily basis as it helps to develop all kinds of key skills. The Choiceworks app is an education-based app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and focuses on three different boards which are Feelings, Waiting, and Schedule. The app is loaded with tools that will help with the process and there is even audio and images. The app is a professional quality tool that was created by child development specialists and hospitals.

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Choiceworks

$14.99

A Basis for a Variety of Skills

The Choiceworks app is a wonderfully versatile education tool for kids that acts as a basis for all kinds of different skills such as learning to wait, understanding and completing a daily routine, and how to control and understand their feelings. This one features three different boards that you will be working with in cooperating with your child. These boards are Feelings, Waiting, and Schedule. There are also three companion boards which are meant to be used with each of the boards. The app can be used by parents, caregivers, and teachers and is meant for kids ages four and older.

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The app requires iOS 6.0 or later to use and has just been updated with a new passcode feature, and you can customize the board labels. The app scores very high with users who have given it 4.5 out of five stars but haven't yet left any customer comments.

Helping to develop all kinds of different skills
Helping to develop all kinds of different skills

Walking Through the App

The first thing you'll want to do with the Choiceworks app is set up a profile for your child; the app supports multiple children as well. The profiles allow you to then set up customized boards for each child complete with a photo and their name. The app actually allows you to save as many boards and routines as you want. There is an auto-save and search feature and all boards can be saved as a PDF, printed, and shared by iTunes File Sharing and email.

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To help personalize the experience and keep the interest of kids there are also 180 Bee Visuals (images) that have been pre-loaded in the app. Each of these images also comes with audio. With the Feelings Board kids will be encouraged to think about, express, and understand any emotions they may be feeling. The Waiting Board helps kids learn to be patient, something that can be quite difficult for them. And the Schedule Board is where kids will be able to view their daily routine so they know what is expected of them.

Kids can follow a clearly laid-out daily routine
Kids can follow a clearly laid-out daily routine

Choiceworks

$14.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app features three different boards
  • All the boards can be customized
  • You will be able to set up profiles for all of your kids using the app
  • There are pre-loaded images and audio that will help to personalize the boards

Cons

  • It would be great to see the app expanded upon further with additional tools

Final Words

The Choiceworks app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone could quickly become your new favorite tool when it comes to teaching kids a number of important skills. This one is easy to use, offers plenty of personalization features, and is sure to engage kids.

 

Choiceworks

$14.99
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