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Susan Y. McClure , Ph.D.

  I wrote the Adventures on Pepi’s Island curriculum based on what families have taught me as a child psychologist. We believe that all mentors - parents, teachers, counselors, and therapists - must strive to help children develop social-emotional intelligence that will improve their social interactions, their academic achievement, and ultimately, their quality of life.

Wesley A. McClure, FAIA

The Adventures on Pepi’s Island program is both challenging and entertaining and a fun way for kids and mentors to work together! I have illustrated the characters and places to look like a child’s book, but with many exciting game features like treasure, badges, game pieces, and maps.

Building Social-Emotional Skills
for Success in Life

Adventures on Pepi’s Island is a game-based social-emotional learning (SEL) program for elementary students, taught using a mobile tablet at home, school, or in the clinic.

  • Parents: Help your child learn how to make and keep friends, deal with teasing and bullying, gain self-confidence, and so much more!
  • Counselors/Teachers:Teach your students with an engaging interactive tool to build social-emotional skills, decrease negative behaviors, and enhance academic performance.
  • Child Therapists: Assess and address social challenges of child clients, selecting from four social-emotional domains in the Pepi curriculum.
Try our Social Skills assessment app – the PASS 2.0!
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Educator Feedback

“The graphics and pictures are wonderful. Overall, the game is professional, sound in methodology, and helpful in teaching social intelligence/ skills.”

Parent Feedback

“ We developed a closer relationship in that the program opened up much more discussion on topics I did not know my child was dealing with at school.”

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Logo Pepi Assessment
of Social Skills

This app helps parents assess their child’s social-emotional skills. The PASS is a parent rating scale developed and tested by Dr. Susan McClure and is comprised of 75 social skills taught in the Adventures on Pepi’s Island game-based curriculum. The PASS assessment survey provides a graph of the child’s strengths and weaknesses in four Social Domains:

1) Emotions in Self and Others
2) Social Behavior and Communication
3) Empathy and Point-of-View
4) Social Problem Solving

The app provides a summary of the child’s skill level in each area and recommends specific apps in the Adventures on Pepi’s Island suite (shown below) that would most benefit the child’s overall social competency and EQ. Up to eight assessments may be made using the parent checklist, with individualized results.

Privacy: All data stays in the app with no data shared outside for any purpose.

Logo Camp Insight

Camp Insight teaches children about emotions. Pepi introduces the Player to Cathy Counselor, an “insightful” adventure guide at the camp who teaches “emotionalintelligence” or EQ for kids - like recognizing emotions in facial expressions, understanding “mixed” and “masked” emotions, and learning to appropriately express negative emotions rather than to have a “melt-down.” This app can be particularly helpful for high-functioning (Aspergers) kids on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) and for other kids who need extra help developing their EQ.

The Player advances through six Chapters and earns a Caring Camper Badge, awarded by Pepi and Cathy Counselor at the end of this fun adventure.

Logo Behaviorland

Behaviorland teaches children social behaviors that help them feel good about themselves and make friends. The guide, Bee Havior, is a friendly bee who invites visitors to her amusement park and teaches them about social communication, positive self-esteem, anger management, handling bullies, making friends and self-control. Pepi and Bee Havior award a Friendly Bee Badge to the Player after he or she progresses through 12 Chapters, each an exciting ride at the amusement park.

There are 12 rides and attractions (chapters) that the Player advances through. Pepi and Bee Havior award a Friendly Bee Badge to the Player after he or she successfully progresses through all of these exciting rides.

Logo Point of View Park

Point-of-View Park teaches children how to “put themselves in someone else’s shoes,”which encourages empathy, tolerance, and understanding towards others. The Player gains practice in understanding other people’s points of view in over 100 social scenarios that address respect, responsibility, moral choices, empathy, tolerance, family values, point-of-view, fairness, and character education.

Ranger Rob is a wise park ranger who takes visitors up the trail to Mount Point-of-View.The Player advances through eight chapters in the Park. Pepi and Ranger Rob award the players a Life Ranger Badge after they complete the trail.

Logo Stop and Think Farm

Stop and Think Farm teaches children how to use a Five-Step Model of Problem Solving in order to find solutions for everyday social problems. It encourages kids to “stop and think” before they act rather than to be impulsive, so they can make good social choices.

The Guide for this adventure is Detective Dog, a trusty southern hound dog who teaches the Five-Step Model and reminds the kids to “pause for success”. The Player gains practice at solving over 44 social scenarios on the farm and then is able to use the model to solve personal problems at home or at school.

The Player advances through five chapters on the farm. Pepi and Detective Dog award players a Problem Buster Badge at the end of their visit and invite them to continue to use the app for solving personal problems in their daily lives.

The Adventures on Pepi's Island App Bundle

Logo App Bundle Image

The four adventures may be purchased as a “bundle” if the mentor wants to focus on a comprehensive set of social-emotional skills. Each Adventure has a guide who teaches key concepts. The Player then answers questions either through a multiple choice format or by typing or saying answers through voice to text. The Player advances through the game, earning points and tokens in a personalized Treasure Chest. Each adventure app has a unique game board with a moving turtle game piece that keeps track of the Player’s progress.

The discussion stimulated through game play serves as a catalyst for social-emotional learning, values clarification, and bonding between parent and child. Each app allows up to four Players to play, with individualized scoring..

NOTE:  App bundles are not available in the Android App Stores.