Toca Robot Lab

Toca Robot Lab is another “digital toy” in the Toca Boca library. Users are tasked with creating robots by selecting legs, a body, each arm, and a head and then field testing their newly constructed design.

Toca House

In Toca House, users meet a home full of unique characters, each with their own chore or task that needs accomplishing around the house.

Toca Kitchen

Toca Kitchen is an app for Apple devices that offers a fun way for children to “play kitchen” on-the-go.

Gaming Vocabulary for Parents: Sandbox Game

Welcome to Learningworks for Kids Game Vocabulary for Parents! In this series, we are highlighting some key gamer vocabulary for busy parents and defining the key executive functions that can […]

Three Apps and One Game For Your Future Fashionista

It is 3:00 and you are getting ready to go to the grocery store. You go to tell your child to get their shoes on and find them trying out […]

Three Apps For Children To Write Their Own Stories

Creating narratives is one of the best ways for your child to practice a variety of executive functioning skills. Crafting a story from beginning to end requires organization, planning, focus, […]

Module 3: Executive Functions and Thinking Skills

LearningWorks Live Instructor TrainingModule 3What Are Executive Functions? Executive functions are brain-based cognitive skills that facilitate critical thinking and self-regulation. Executive functions call upon the prefrontal cortex of our brains [...]

Video Game Addiction: Is Your Child a Problematic, Passionate, Engaged, or Normal Gamer?

I have written before about how gamers identify themselves. Not being a gamer myself (I am too old and get nauseous playing first-person shooters), I interviewed many of my patients […]

Video Games Build Social Emotional Learning Skills

Social emotional learning skills (SEL) are increasingly recognized as crucial in a society where cooperation, compassion, and community are valued. Our children will need to be able to be attuned […]

How Video Games Can Improve Social Emotional Learning, Resilience, and Positive Psychology Skills

Can playing video games and using technologies produce a sense of well-being and meaningful satisfaction for kids?

21st-Century technology has the potential to enrich the quality of people‚Äôs lives, not […]