Here is the beginning of a list of Apps that are right for us (kids with mild-moderate-intensive special needs, grades k-3):
1. Cookie Doodle- AWESOME! You choose your cookie and get to "measure" the ingredients, mix, bake, and decorate your own cookies. Great for following directions, making choices, positional concepts, color identification, shapes, and FUN! We love this and plan to use it year round!
|My Very First App|
3. My Very First App- This is in the Eric Carle style and uses his illustrations to, first, match pictures with colors and color words. Next, play a simple game of memory with the same illustrations. Each illustration is named aloud as it is turned over pairing auditory and visual learning. Change the memory game from "easy" to "medium" to "hard."
4. Alphabet Tracing- For each letter, a train, caterpillar, or animal models the direction in which to write the letter; no pencil or stylus needed.
|Telling Time App|
5. Telling Time App- Uses a real watch and gives four choices to receptively tell the time. This could provide an alternative to our traditional file folder tasks.
|ABC- Magnetic Alphabet|
6. ABC- Magnetic Alphabet- It's a magnet board on the iPad. Digital letter magnets are movable and allow you to easily make words.
|Monkey Preschool Lunchbox|
8. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox- Great for listening and receptive language! Each question in the "game" asks for a different concept. Examples- "Which fruit is different?" "Point to the food that is a fruit." "Which word begins with the letter C?"
|Thomas Game Pack|
9. Thomas Game Pack- Nothing seems to motivate more than Thomas the Tank Engine. This game pack offers 3 different games- Memory, Puzzles, and Navigating the Train Tracks. I can't barely pry their fingers away from Thomas.
10. Sentence Builder- This App offers a visual and choices in how to build a sentence that appropriately fits the picture. Great for receptive language, modeling appropriate parts of speech, and modeling complete sentence structure.