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12 Apps to Help Practice Kindness

Check out these 12 apps that I found that can help you practice kindness.

For Kids




1. Toca Pet Doctor

Students take care of pets that are ailing from different diagnoses (Thiefels, 2016). They could be suffering from physical or emotional pain, and each needs help with tasks (Thiefels, 2016). Some of the tasks include feeding, or overcoming sadness (Thiefels, 2016). Ages 2-6. You can get the app here.



2. One Globe Kids

Students can meet other students around the world, and learn what they like to do, how they speak, and much more (Thiefels, .2016). Ages 3-10. Available at iTunes.



3. The Great Kindness Challenge: School Edition

Provides the kids with ideas for random acts of kindness like smile at 25 people, or pick up 10 pieces of trash (Thiefels, 2016). The students can do them together or individually, and set goals as they go (Thiefels, 2016). Ages 4-18. Available at iTunes.



4. Avokiddo Emotions

This app has a variety of animals with a wide range of personalities (Thiefels, 2016). Kids can play dress up, feed the animals and share toys (Thiefels, 2016). The animals “react appropriately” to the choices that the child makes in the game, teaching kids how to recognize facial expressions (Thiefels, 2016). Ages 5 and under. You can get the app here.


5. Four Little Corners

Four Little Corners is an interactive storybook app that teaches lessons on tolerance, equality, and compassion by integrating geometry (Thiefels, 2016). Ages 5 and under.

Available at iTunes.




6. Peek-a-Zoo

Peek-a-Zoo is a multilingual app that is based on the peek-a-boo game. It teaches the child about faces and facial expressions (Thiefels, 2016). Ages 5 and under. Available at iTunes.




7. Wee You-Things

Wee You-Things shares interesting stories on diversity, empathy, and confidence (Thiefels, 2016). It shows how it’s great to be unique, and “you” (Thiefels, 2016). Ages 5 and under.

Available here at iTunes.



8. DPS from the Social Express

DPS from the Social Express is for elementary-aged kids and helps kids identify and label emotions (Thiefels, 2016). DPS stands for My Digital Problem Solver (Thiefels, 2016). Ages 6+.

Available at iTunes.



9. Middle School Confidential 1 and 2

This app teaches healthy ways to handle issues unique to middle school (Thiefels, 2016). As you open the app you can see that 6 characters are with you to navigate throughout different social situations (Thiefels, 2016). There are quizzes, resources, and tips from other kids (Thiefels, 2016). Ages 8-14. You can get the app here.


10. Sit with Us

Developed by a teen to combat bullying and is used to help kids feel welcome, especially in the cafeteria (Thiefels, 2016). Age 13+. Available at iTunes.

Apps for Adults




1. Pay it Forward

Is from the official app of the Global Pay it Forward movement that was designed to make the world a better place to live (5 Apps that will increase our kindness quotient). Available at iTunes.

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