I Pad apps

Technology is playing a big part in learning from an early age – Computers, I Pods, I Pads, Tablets, Smart Phones and Digital Cameras are all used in education and leisure.  They are being used to help children with delays and learning issues with the repetition they need to learn and they are learning while playing.

These apps listed on this page are ones that our parents have suggested during a discussion on IPad use for our children.  Some are free, others have a cost involved.   Where there is a trial version we have linked to this for you to try an app before buying.

Some apps may be available for android devices, but at this time IPads apps are more available.  If you have a tablet it is worth doing a search for the names listed in Google Play

This information is for your reference only.  ausDoCC does not endorse any app listed here.  We suggest you review the info about the apps listed and make your own decisions about what would suit your child.

If you or your child has used an app that you have found useful please help us keep this as a good resource by sharing with us either below on the contact form or send us an email.

 

Caboose

This app is designed to teach your preschooler pattern recognition and sorting.  A fun app where you help a dinosaur travel either across USA or Europe by completing the exercise.

Caboose

Fisher Price Apps

Like their toys, Fisher Price apps are made to capture and hold your child's interest.  They are all based on learning concepts, so while they are enjoying their playtimes, your child is learning at the same time.

Search in the app store for fisher price for a list of apps available in Australia.  The link is for one app, from here you can find links to other apps.

Fisher Price Apps

Injini Child Development Game Suite

A collection of learning games that offer meaningful play to young children.  It brings fun to learning and the same time practices children's fine motor and language skills, understanding cause and effect, spatial awareness, memory and visual processing.

Injini

iWrite Words

This app teaches your child handwriting while playing a fun and entertaining game.  The user helps a Mr Crab collect the number balls, at the same time forming letters or number.

iWrite

Touch and Write

There is a variety of apps available in the Touch and Write series.  Their aim to help the user to learn to write using a shaving cream, paint and a variety of other things.  The apps allow you to create your own lists of names or words.  It has a app for beginner Qld script and Victorian cursive.

Touch and Write

 

Kids Genius: 13 in 1 for I Pad

13 great educational apps that teach your young children fundamental reading, writing and maths skills.

Kid's genius

SimonSays

This is the classic memory game.  Buttons light up in a sequence and player repeats them in the same order.  Each turn more steps are added to the sequence.

SimonSays

Touch and Write

There is a variety of apps available in the Touch and Write series.  Their aim to help the user to learn to write using a shaving cream, paint and a variety of other things.  The apps allow you to create your own lists of names or words.  It has a app for beginner Qld script and Victorian cursive.

Touch and Write

The IPad has also opened a new way for the non verbal child or adult to communicate, using the resources of the IPad with a communication app to turn it into an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device.  There are quite a few apps on the market and our suggestion would be to work with your Speech Therapist to chose the right one for your situation.  

Read Me Stories

This app is like having a library in your IPad.  The basic app gives the user the option of reading the story themselves or having the story read to them.  As the words are read they are highlighted so the user can read along.  There are sample books with the app and other books can be purchased.

Read Me Stories

Touch and Write

There is a variety of apps available in the Touch and Write series.  Their aim to help the user to learn to write using a shaving cream, paint and a variety of other things.  The apps allow you to create your own lists of names or words.  It has a app for beginner Qld script and Victorian cursive.

Touch and Write

Penguin Jump Maths

An interactive maths game where you navigate the penguin back to his home by jumping on ice-blocks with the correct answer.

Penguin Jump Maths

 

Organisation apps to come.

Talking Tom

There are number of different "Talking" apps, Tom is one of them.  Talking Tom is your new pet cat you can pat him or talk to him and he will repeat what you say with a funny voice.  One of our parents reported that when they couldn't get their son to do anything for anyone, he would listen to a "talking" app.  So they would talk into the ipad and the talking app would repeat and he would do as it told him.

Talking Tom

Toca Boca

Toca Boca is a play studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids.   These toys include trains, houses, stores, kitchen, hairdresser.  The link for this group is the Toca Boca website where a complete list of apps can be found.

Toca Boca