Apps for children with special needs and their friends.


Some apps are wonderful for all kids, and may be educational without a focus on one area of weakness or another. These are some fun ones. Nominate your favorites, as well.

Image of shirt hanging on a clothesline on a sunny day

This $1.99 app takes you geographic into to show what kind of clothes are appropriate for the local weather.

The iDress For The Weather app takes the guess work out of “the what do I need to wear today,” question.  This app is more for adults, or for the “weatherbug” in your house, because you are shown what to wear, but adults can change the settings to see what “shorts weather” means to you.


A furry, adorable, old app wins awards from parents and only costs $2.99. Tilt your device to catch healthy ingredients to help your favorite waiter.

Grover’s Number Special uses a combination of video and animation to connect students to foods like fruit salad and sandwich fixings, so they can complete the order for Grover. Counting skills are addressed but healthy choices are a subtle side dish. Even older kids like this one.

This app is available for free as a lite app, or for $1.99. High contrast imagery is ideal for children with vision issues.

Peekaboo Barn is an app that is beautiful in its simplicity.  The animals in the barn are waiting to get out, one by one, and the child is in control of when the doors open.  The app can be used in a child’s voice or an adult’s and there is a Spanish option. Directions for teachers or parents are included.

image of a colorful butterfly

This $1.99 app features Eric Carle's artwork, but works best as a matching game.

My Very First App features the work for Eric Carle, who created the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See. You will recognize your favorite storybook images in the matching game, but what is best about it is that there are easy, medium, and hard versions, depending on how long the line at the store is.

Image of Carol, the monster, from Where the Wild Things Are

This free app is movie marketing, but the interactive with Carol is fun and silly.

And he roared his terrible roars….and you can make him do it. Carol from Where The Wild Things Are will get into a dirt fight with the user, dance to songs from your library, chow down on your contacts, and accept tickles.  You get what you pay for, so be ready for the monster to shatter your screen.  (Shake and it will be go back to normal).

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