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Wood Puzzle Maze HD By Tropisounds

Wood Puzzle Maze HD
Wood Puzzle Maze HD By Tropisounds
Notes from Developer: From the team that brought you the best selling Wood Puzzle. Wood Puzzle’ Maze simulates classic children’s sliding puzzles. The puzzles are both challenging and educational for the little ones, helping them develop logic and fine motor skills.
IEP Goals/Skills:  Fine Motor, Problem Solving

Spark! – A thought provoking app for young minds

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Spark! – is a simple application that is thought provoking, problem solving and a story starter combined in to one.  The application consists of 52 pages with questions that kid will think thru and answer.Usage models– I used this more as a problem solving skill builder as the problems that are presented are not usual questions that they encounter everyday. So, it requires them to think and answer. The questions are such that the answer can’t be one liner. So, it encourages the kids to be more elaborate in their answers.- Play tool – I used this to play with my son. He does one page and I will do the next. When I do, I did thinking out loud so he knows the problem solving steps that I am going thru.- You can use this during kids get together so they all can answer one of the questions. The other kids can chip in to add more creative ideas to the problem solving. Make sure no one repeats the same question so they dont’ think one is better than the other 🙂

Excellent tool for SLP sessions for older kids. With the implementation of wishlist this can be a great tool to give kids homework by SLP. SLP’s can ask the kid to record and bring it back to the next session so they can review the responses. I recorded my son’s responses and played it back to him using my iPhone. He himself corrected some of the errors. Another use of recording is to see what you come-up with after few days/months. The response may be totally different from the original one.

Wishlist

  • Add ability to add our own story starters.
  • Add pictures to the questions to add visual appeal and also to give some context.
  • Voice output of the question.
  • Ability to record the answers for future review by professionals or for the kid to playback and self correct.
  • Ability to customize which questions will be asked. If it is used as therapy tool,  parents/therapists may want to control what questions are going to come up.
Overall Impression – This is a very good app for the $).99 price point it is in.  Recent scan of the Super duper for the story starters is $12.99 so this is definitly worth the buy.  Developer also have a Lite version that you can try before you buy. So, there is nothing to lose. Try and if you like buy it.

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A Who Am I – Animal Game – FREE Animal Guessing game app

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A Who Am I – Animal Game -Kids have to guess the name of the animals based on the characteristics that were presented. Some are obvious and some are not so obvious clues will be given to the students. They have to derive the answer based on the clues given.I played this with my son having him sit on the other side of the table and me reading. It made it much more difficult game as it required listening skills,  General knowledge, Vocab and science.   It worked out well. I asked him how does he know some of the facts.  He said he learned all these watching PBS – Zoboomafoo.  So, there is something useful he got watching the PBS when he was a little kid.  Tip:

  1. Ask some science questions such as what is a ‘reptile’, ‘mammal’ etc..
  2. Give only one clue and let them come up with more answers and give the second one and narrow it down to make it more interesting.
  3. Keep the Dictionary app open so you can get the correct definitions for some of the vocab if you need to lookup.

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i Learn With the Mighty Jungle: Animals ! – Nice tool to teach ‘following directions’

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i Learn With the Mighty Jungle: Animals !  – This is advertised as an app for the kids to learn about Jungle animals and their properties (such as size, skin typeetc..). The goal is to identify the animal based on the clues given by the narrator.  The graphics and voice narrations are very good. So, it does pretty good job at it.  It also does more, that is what I want to talk about here.The app can be used if you have IEP goals for ‘following directions’ and ‘Auditory Processing’.IEP Goals/Skills Covered: First words, Environmental Sounds, Following Directions, Comprehension

The app will display 4 pictures first and then ask the user to narrow it down to 3-2 and then to the correct answer. Kid should know some of the attributes to answer teh question such which lives in water. But there are plenty of clues on the screen to answer it (you can see 3 animals in water).  It is not so hard yet very useful ‘following directions’ and ‘auditory processing skills.While you are at it, it will also teach the skills that are advertised.  I didn’t see any following directions apps so far. So this can be used for it.Developer Notes Read more…

RedFish Alphabet 4 Kids – Best interactive Application

December 30, 2010 2 comments

RedFish Alphabet 4 Kids

RedFish Alphabet 4 KidsThis is one of those applications where product meets what marketing advertises. Each letter comes alive with an interesting activity. Tested so far only the free version but this itself is awesome. You can use this as one of the reinforcer/reward applications for the kids during the ABA or any therapy.

Skills Taught: Letters, Problem solving skills

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