Monday, May 21, 2012

iPad apps we love

It seems like nearly every day I see a post on Facebook or a forum somewhere asking about iPad apps. Well, I am no expert, but I thought it high time to share the ones we've found and kept. Please add your favorites in the comments. I highlighted Punkin's MOST favorite ones in red.


Reading and Language:
Starfall ABCs: An interactive alphabet "flashcard" set with fun games and graphics. ($3.99 and worth it.)
Piikea Interactive Alphabet ABC Flash Cards:  Each letter comes alive with each tap. So cute. ($2.99)
Tap to Talk: Very simple communication board. (FREE)
Sight Words: Flash Cards, will speak words for you, can choose various sets.
Ocean House Media Books: Read aloud, tap words, or read  to yourself options. And the pictures come alive with a tap of the finger. (About $5 each.)
Build A Story: Drag and drop items into scenes to create a book. Can email and print. ($3.99)
Talking SCar: Race the car, talk and it repeats you. (FREE)

Handwriting:
ABC Free: Trace Letters (FREE)
Easy Writer: Trace Letters (FREE)

Math:
Wooden Puzzle: Easy shape puzzles (FREE)
Learning Puzzles: Harder interlocking puzzles, choose the number of pieces (FREE)
Farm Flip Memory (FREE)
Preschool Memory Match (FREE)
Toy Story Memory (FREE)
Starfall Gingerbread Man: Choose shapes for eyes, nose, etc and colors for each. (99 cents)
Balloon Pop: Counts as you pop balloons. Simple but great for one-to-one correspondence. (FREE)
Clean Up: Sort items into two or three categories. (FREE)
Photo Concepts: Works on positional words. (FREE)
PreNumber Sort: Looks like a pocket chart-- sort by shape. (FREE)

Fine Motor/Fun/Promote Language

Clicky Sticky: Choose from six scenes and decorate each -- dinos, people, underwater, planes. ($2.99)
Clicky Cars: Build race cars and race them! (99 cents)
Doodle Buddy: Draw, stamp, or import your own pictures to draw on. (FREE)
Draw Free: Basic drawing app. (FREE)
Cookie Doodle: Drag, drop, and mix ingredients, then bake and decorate cookies. (99 cents)
Cake Doodle: same as above but with cake (99 cents)
Build A Train: Choose cars and then watch it drive on the track. (FREE)
Felt Board: Build people, scenes, and even email and print them. ($1.99)


Social Emotional/Other

Going Places: Premade video models about going out to eat, getting a haircut, etc (FREE)
Following Directions: Flashcards to follow fun directions with tracking software. (about $5)
Toddler Jukebox: Kids can choose and play their own classic songs like "Wheels on the Bus." (99 cents?)

Save Your Sanity

PBS Kids Player (FREE)

4 comments:

Kristiem10 said...

Blake loves the clean up app and he thinks it is my voice on it. I kind of think it sounds like me, too. ;)

Kristiem10 said...

Blake also loves the build a train app.

the mommy psychologist said...

Just read an interesting article about what happens to Toddler brains when they're engaged in IPAD games. Not the best results:( I wish I could remember the study....

Mithun Jhawar said...

Also Check out Splash Math App for GRade 1 t0 5. They are aligned to common core standards
Website: http://studypadinc.com