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What’s It Like? Discovering Emotions with Zeely is an easy-to-use app that uses guided instruction to help kids recognize and interpret facial expressions. It can benefit kids who are nonverbal or have difficulty interpreting facial expressions. Directions are clear and simple, allowing kids to navigate independently through the four familiar recreation areas and guiding them through seven emotions using different cultures, ages, and genders to understand sad, happy, disgusted, surprised, fear, anger, and pride. In between emotions, kids play a game to help them refocus and continue the activity.
Pros: Cute characters and simple layout let kids operate independently while learning about emotions.
Cons: Steep price tag might deter some users.
Bottom line: Cute characters and simple layout let kids operate independently while learning about emotions.