Emotions from Grasshopper apps - I'll be honest, I can't even remember how it ended up on my iPad a few weeks ago! What I can tell you is that it deserves to be there.
The range of apps to support PSHE style concepts is gradually developing and Emotions is a good starting point if you're looking for something to use with young students, or those with special educational needs, to discuss how we look when we feel different ways. It's like a simple step into the world of body language and is perhaps more engaging than you'd first expect.
Four pictures of children are displayed and an emotion is spoken. The task is simple. - click on the picture that shows a child displaying the emotion. It's pretty straight forwards and the correct choice hurtles you into another selection. There's a wide range of pictures and concepts included so the student can play for some time without repetition. Another nice touch is that there are multiple pictures assigned to each emotion so a comparative factor is in the mix (and you can have more than one right answer to a selection.) You can also deselect concepts to cover if there is a specific need to avoid something, or you wish to spend more time focusing on some of them.
What really makes this app worthy of our spotlight though is that fact that you can fully customise it. You can add you own pictures and tag the to the emotions included or even add your own concepts! This is simply brilliant as you can tailor the game and related discussion towards a particular class or student and get them to create their own interpretations of the emotions.