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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).