Social Skills Apps for Children and Teens

Social skills apps are great for teaching kids important social skills. Apps that teach listening, friendship, and even making eye contact are effective options. When you use apps to teach social skills, you make learning them a more enjoyable experience.

These social skills apps will teach communication, friendship, listening, emotions, and kindness to all.

Here is a list of social skills apps for kids, organized loosely according to age-group. I begin with apps suitable for the youngest children, and end with social skills apps appropriate for older kids and teens.

    Special Stories is an app that allows you to create stories and visual schedules. It is particularly useful for creating Social Stories for children with additional needs.  

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    This app aims to teach children specific relaxation techniques.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Pictello is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    The Choiceworks app is an essential learning tool for helping children complete daily routines (morning, day, & night), understand & control their feelings and improve their waiting skills (taking turns and not interrupting).

    Devices: iPhone, iPad