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FREE/Discounted Apps/Resources – New Layout and fully categorized

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Best ABA Starter App

Best Basics Skills App

Best Phonics App

Best Early Math Skills App

Best App to Teach Time

Awesome Speech App

New Deals (updated on 08/04/11) – Old deals that are still free are moved to the appropriate categories below.

Momswithapps –  App Friday, August 19th?

Other FREE/Discounted Apps

Last Updated 8/6/11
  • Free Kids Counting Game (ad supported but they are non-intrusive) – Nice and simple counting app
  • Free kids scramble word game (ad supported but they are non-intrusive) – Simple Spelling/Scrample word game to teach spelling w/Pictures.
  • eDocReader – New FREE Pdf annotator with lot of additional features and no ads
  • ABC MAGIC READING 3 Blends and Syllables – Nice Reading app from ABC Magic
  • Car Creator HD – If you or your kids love cars, this is the one for you.
  • Drag Race (from $2.99) – This is an old app we listed here and we love this app. Very simple game can be used for  fine motor skills
  • Sort ’em out (from $0.99) – simple game of Sorting by colors but need quick response time as you moves up in the levels.
  • Word Bird (NEW App) – Nice word vocab game and simple and easy. Set the time to 3 mins to reduce the stress on the kids and also on yourself 🙂

Touch & Say – basic social skills for ASD

Approach to Montessori – Numbers

Phonics Monster 1 Single Letter

Reading Monster 1 My Family and I, Growing Up

Touch & Born Paint

Touch & Born Paint - A nice app that can be used as reinforcer


Bee Sight Words

Touch & Learn Emotions

Bunny Fun Head, Shoulders, Knees

Fill the Cup

Color SlapPs

ABC MAGIC 3 Line Match



ABC MAGIC READING Consonant Blends

ABC SPELLING MAGIC 2 Consonant Blends

ABC MAGIC 8 Sound Matching

Touch and Learn - ABC Alphabet and 123 Numbers (FREE)

iDinoBook Lite

Bee Safe Very nice multi touch app to teach safety

Vehicle Find (nice FREE little app with all type of vehicles)

Alphabet find (Nice little app to teach letters/ numbers/ shapes)

Sequencing! – Nice app for sequencing (FREE on 7/16/11)

PB Phonics (FREE)

MELS Phonics (FREE)

Reading Sketch (FREE)

Fun Animal Flash Cards & Sounds Moo

Ace Writer - Dolch Sight Words HD (FREE)

Tap & Learn Learning Sounds

My First Words (FREE)

Animal Sounds (FREE)

Animal Zoo (FREE)

ABC Word Puzzle (FREE)




PB Phonics

Little Matchups Opposites (FREE)

Bamboo Paper (FREE)

ABC Alphabet Phonics ($0.99)

123 Numbers Counting ($0.99)

Categories Family1 (FREE)

Categories Families2 (FREE)

Idioms (FREE)

Show me (FREE)

Grammar (FREE)

I Love Mom (FREE)

I Like Fall (FREE)

ABA Therapy Images

Count Your Peas (FREE)

chisenbop (FREE)

Kids Puzzle Play ($.99)

i See-quence... Fireworks (FREE)

Brain Parade Libraries ($0.99)

Lil' Kitten Shopping Cart

4 best apps from the same developer. All are FREE. Download them when they are free.


  • SCRABBLE Free ** PLAY AMERICA’S FAVORITE WORD GAME WITH FRIENDS – FOR FREE! ** Now it’s easier than ever to find friends playing SCRABBLE. Search by username or email address… scan your phone’s contact list … and post invitations to play via Facebook or email, too. You can even start a game against a random opponent with just one touch! Play up to 50 games at once – more than ANY other word game for iPhone & iPod touch.
  • Learning Game Little Matchups Fruits – Little Matchups is an exciting interactive matching game that helps your child rapidly learn how to recognize and identify concepts such as whole and cut fruits.
  • 3rd Grade Reading – I Like Grandma – The “I Like” children’s picture books are a magical way to enjoy stories with your child. Not only are the stories and pictures fun… they also help your child learn about the world they live in. It is a magical learning experience for kids of all ages from 0 to 6.
  • Telling Time – Photo Touch Game  While “telling time” is traditionally not taught until the first or second grade, any child that already understands the concept of time and knows how to count to 12 will delight in using this app.
  • Count Money – Coin Matching Game for Kids  A fun simple matching game to learn to count and recognize coins.
  • Dream Place Create the place of your dreams… with full dragging freedom if you want to play out your stories within it! Imagine having a house, ship, or island… then selecting from hundreds of items to fill it through simple tap-movement!
  • Ladybug Count In finger touch mode you hold down on the iPad with the number of fingers corresponding to the number of spots. As you hold the right number of fingers down the spots become highlighted to help visually encourage the correct counting
  • 123 Numbers FREE – 123 Numbers & Counting is a fun and intuitive educational app for kids to learn numbers and counting. App provides fun learning environment and engages children using various learning techniques.
  • LEGO® Creationary – How quickly can you guess what’s being built from LEGO bricks? “Roll” the LEGO Dice to find out which of the 4 randomly selected categories you’ll guessing: nature, vehicles, buildings or things. The game starts building an object from that category out of LEGO bricks, and you have to guess which of the four possible answers is correct by tapping the illustration that you think matches what is being built. The faster you guess correctly, the more points you earn. The more you play, the more difficult the game becomes. Guess incorrectly and the game ends.
  • Human Anatomy – Free – Enlightened GamesAn ideal application for students, children and others who would like to learn the names of various body parts, organs and other terminologies related to the human body. There is also an option to take tests on how far you are progressing with each lesson.Click on each body part name to learn about it, it has a full description. Also in the quiz area click on each number to type in the name of the body part. I also will be including 8 more anatomy sections to the full version and zoom in and zoom out feature. So buy the full version for only $1.99 today. Have fun.
  • Jumping Grasshopper – Learn To Count Kids Educational Counting Game 123 HD by TabTaleOran KushnirWatch your children as they quickly learn how to count numbers in this fun and brilliant children’s game. Your children will be counting in no time. Enjoy remarkable animation technology which introduces a first look at numbers for the whole family to enjoy.
  • PBS KIDS Video for iPadPBS KIDSWatch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). “PBS KIDS Video for iPad” features more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! television series, including The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, Super WHY!, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts.

Basic Skills

Language Arts Apps

  • ABC SPELLING MAGIC 2 Consonant Blends – PRESCHOOL UNIVERSITYThis level focuses on teaching consonant blends. ABC Spelling Magic 2 teaches the sounds of the letters and how to build words. This app can help your child learn the sounds of the alphabet. This app indirectly teaches the essential reading skill of segmenting as well. Two levels of challenge are available. The first part of the app has a limited alphabet for building words. The second part of this app has the entire alphabet available for building words. This app focuses on the skill of learning to spell words with four phonetic sounds with short vowel words
  • ABC MAGIC 3 Line Match – Simple yet powerful way to teach beginning sounds. FREE App.  We love all ABC Magic apps.  Soon, we will have their own page.
  • ABC Alphabet Phonics Lite – ABC Alphabet Phonics is a fun and intuitive educational app for kids to learn English Alphabets. App provide fun learning environment and engages children using various learning techniques.
  • RedFish Alphabet 4 Kids(FREE)
  • ABC Reading(Love the way this is done)
  • abc Spelling Magic(FREE)
  • Spell City(Non-IOS users)
  • Audio Typing Bee (lite)(FREE)
  • What(FREE sight words)
  • Sight words buddy (FREE)(Best Sight words Program)

Life Skills

Behavior Supports

Math Apps

Communication Apps





Teaching Resources

  • See.Touch.Learn.™ – This is advertised as Picture cards app. But I think this is more than that. This is by far the most flexible app that I have seen so far (AlphaBaby is other one).  You can pretty much do entire ABA Discrete trail drills using this one.
  • STORYKIT (FREE)Excellent way to create your own social stories with pics.
  • For our Non-IOS app users – Check out the website for tons of resources

PDF Annotators

  1. iPad  using pdf-notes (FREE) or any PDF- annotation app
  2. PC – Use PDF – xChange -PDF Viewer (FREE software)
  3. MAC -User Skim  – (FREE software


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