This app allows you to choose from an array of percussion instruments to create lots of interesting sounds.
Drum Kit XL
This app is great in its simplicity. You have the image of a drum kit on the screen - start drumming!
Visually Stimulating/ Pre-Braille Skill
This app has high contrast images that are visually stimulating yet simple. It's an easy cause and effect app that makes an array of great sounds as your young child hits each image. You can set it up as a grid of images or just one large image. Tom has a lot of fun with this app.
Tap-N-See-Zoo (by Little Bear Sees)
This app was created for kids with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment). It has a black screen with a red teddy bear floating around. When you touch the screen the bear comes to your finger so you can tap on it. When you tap the bear it grows very big and you are rewarded with a fun sound. You can try the lite version for free or buy the app which allows you to customize the colors, speed and sound of the app.
Sound Shaker (by Tickle Tap Apps)
This app is good for finger isolation (a pre-braille skill). First you choose a sound from several images. When you touch the next blank screen little little dots will appear along with a sound. The sounds will change as you hold your finger on the screen. Eventually the dots turn into an egg which hatches and chirps! Very cute.
Miss Spider's Tea Party (Callaway)
This app is based on the popular book. It is an interactive book along with a matching game, puzzle and painting game. Tom loves playing the matching game because you can also play by matching the sounds of the tiles. I could see Tom really growing into this app as he gets older.
Dr. Seuss's ABC
Another great interactive book. You can't miss with the lovely rhyming of Dr. Seuss! This app really keeps Tom's attention. He can make it all the way from A-Z. Not bad for a two year old!
Apps for individuals with deafblindness/VI/additonal disabilities
Paths to Literacy has a great page of info.
I couldn't think of a better time to check out some new apps than a sale. Apps usually are only on sale for a couple of days so get them quick!
Little Critter (Oceanhouse Media)
The adorable and mischievous Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer are available in app form and are on sale now for 99 cents. They have several books available.
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