App of the Day

Special Needs App of the Day: Frog Dissection

Use the real tools without the real smell or mess with the Frog Dissection app.  Punflay is the creator of several exciting educational apps, and Frog Dissection is no different.  As a “greener” alternative to traditional frog dissection, the app is recommended as a learning tool for middle school students.

Special Needs App of the Day: NASA

Kids can become science lovers through exploration and technology.  Children are already using iPhones and iPads for “fun” apps, so why not include something with educational value as well?  NASA puts out a free app that includes thousands of images and information.

Special Needs App of the Day: Alien Buddies

We love cute and quirky apps, and let’s face it, our tastes aren’t that much different from your kid’s.  Alien Buddies is a learning app that includes several games in one bundle.  Learn to match colors, numbers, letters, and shapes, as well as solve puzzles with the adorable Alien Buddies characters.

Special Needs App of the Day: Social Skills Stories

Social skills stories describe an event, skill, or concept with included social cues or common responses.  For children with autism, these social stories can help them understand social events and appropriate ways to respond.  Social skills stories are meant to be told in a reassuring manner, so the audience easily understands and can apply the story to real life events and expectations.

Special Needs App of the Day: Speech4Good

This review is courtesy of Wynsum Arts' Every App Has a Story, the stories behind Wynsum Arts' distinguished apps.

Special Needs App of the Day: iLuv Drawing Dinosaurs

Let’s face it, dinosaurs are awesome.  So wouldn’t it be great if we could learn how to draw them?  iLuv Drawing Dinosaurs is an app that teaches just that.

Special Needs App of the Day: Rhyme-N-Time

Rhyming is an important skill for early literacy because it teaches children about the language and increases phonemic awareness, or the smallest units of sounds that build up words.  Rhyming also teaches patterns and structures of both written and spoken language, while also being a fun activity.

Special Needs App of the Day: Pirate Puzzles

Ahoy, mateys!  There’s an app for all ye pirate lovers out there.  Pirate Puzzles features a series of puzzles increasing in difficulty that also includes an animated surprise once the puzzle is complete.

Best suited for “buccaneers age 3 to 7 years old,” the app works on fine motor skills through a creative and encouraging game.

Special Needs App of the Day: Stack the States

Who knew all it took to get kids to learn the 50 states in the US was cute faces and animation?

Special Needs App of the Day: ReacTickles

ReactTickles Magic is interactive software designed for children on the autism spectrum.  This app uses touch, gesture, and audio input to facilitate interactive communication.  And what’s even better?  It’s free.