App of the Day

Special Needs App of the Day: Touch and Write

The Touch and Write app from FizzBrain apps was developed by real teachers to help children on the autism spectrum expand their creativity and strengthen social skills.  The iPad app allows users to practice writing numbers, letters, names, and high frequency words with a fun twist.

Special Needs App of the Day: The Berestain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee

The Berenstain Bears are classic friends from children’s literature, and now you can bring these characters to your iPhone and iPad.  This story book app tells the story of Sister Bear and Papa Bear practice, practice, practicing for the school spelling bee.  The question is -- will all the practice take the fun out of spelling?

Special Needs App of the Day: Piano Dust Buster

Time to dust of that old piano with the Piano Dust Buster iPad app from JoyTunes.  The app is a great introduction to music and playing tunes on the piano, and you can use your own piano or keyboard or the life-size, 3D keyboard on the iPad screen.

Special Needs App of the Day: Simplex Spelling Phonics 2

For those of you who loved Simplex Spelling Phonics 1, get ready for the next level up.  Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 covers the most frequently used words in the English language, but excludes those already covered in Phonics 1.

Special Needs App of the Day: Bugs and Buttons

Who says that fun apps and educational apps have to be mutually exclusive?  Bugs and Buttons by Little Bit Studio is an app for iPad and iPhone that includes a collection of 18 games with an educational purpose. 

Special Needs App of the Day: Jungle Time and Jungle Coins

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: Multiple Meanings Library

Multiple Meanings Library is another valuable app from Virtual Speech Center, who provides software solutions for schools, speech pathologists, and parents.  For students with receptive or expressive language disorders, word-finding problems, learning disorders, autism, or other language-learning disorders, Multiple Meanings Library provides a powerful tool for learning language and communication concepts; this app specif

App of the Day: KinderApp

Many parents might remember using flashcards and repetition to learn vocabulary.  Now in the age of mobile technology, we have more lively and exciting ways to learn our first words. KinderApp is a way for toddlers and children to learn about objects from their everyday environments.

App of the Day: Jigsaw Box

We’ve all seen shelves covered in puzzle boxes -- now you can get over 100 puzzles all in one app, Jigsaw Box, for the portable and slim iPad.  And since you can choose from 12 pieces to over 200 pieces, the app is fun for the whole family and for individuals of many abilities.

App of the Day: Let's Name Things

Let’s Name Things is a free educational app from Super Duper Publications, a company that provides many learning apps for kids with special needs.