Parent Recommended Resources
This page is devoted to listing doctors, therapists, technology, educational resources, etc. that our parents recommend using. Send your recommendations for the page to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the contact information and person's specialty. You can include a brief comment on why you recommend him or her and choose whether to list it anonymously or not. Out of area specialists are okay too.
ABA Flashcards and Games Emotions Flashcards to help them learn different emotions. Some are hard to figure out (excited vs happy, angry vs frustrated.)The good thing is that you can customize your cards and even create your own!
Brain POP This app gives you access to a free daily educational movie and allows your kids to take a quiz. Chances are, your school uses the Brain Pop website. In order to access the rest of the website, you must be a paid subscriber. This one is for children that are a little older (4th grade and up.)
Brain Pop Jr. Same as Brain POP but for younger children.
Build a Word Express Fun app to practice spelling and letter sounds. My son loves popping the reward bubbles!
Educreations Love this app! It's an interactive white board with audio recording. You set up a free account on their website to store all your "lessons." I've used it to create comic strip conversations. My son likes to draw stories and create "cartoons." I drew them a story about going to bed. They think it's so funny to see themselves as stick people.
Emotionary Emotion Diary Tool
Guess Who I Am? The classic game of Guess Who? This app helps with descriptive terms such as "this person is wearing a hat."
Let's Name Things Colorful pictures with suggestions like "let's name things that are round." You'll probably have to help your child use this app because it doesn't supply them with answers.
Mathway A great app for those of us that are not so skilled in the math dept. Very helpful to check your kid's answers. "Get free instant answers to your math problems, or upgrade to a premium membership to also receive step-by-step work and explanations. With tens of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is the #1 problem solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers. Math subjects covered include Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics.
Playtales Gold This app is a free 30 day access to all the books in the Playtales bookstore. They have over 100 books in 8 different languages to to choose from. After your trial period, you will be asked to choose a cancel or choose a monthly subscription of $3.99 or $39.99 for a year.
Social Skill Builder My kids love watch these videos and answer the questions. The only problem is that the company hasn't added more videos. I would happily pay for extra videos.
Sort it Out- "This application helps develop conceptualization, visual perception and fine motor skills." A game to help them sort items into different categories (planes in the air, boats in the water etc.)
Stack the States Light This is such a cute and fun game to help your kids learn about the 50 states. "As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level." My son loves this game and he laughs so hard when the states fall down the page.
Stack the Countries Light Same as the other game, but with countries from around the world.
Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game $1.99 This fun game is designed for older kids, ages 10 and up. "This truly unique app is best described as an integrated synthesis between arcade-quality gameplay and scientific encyclopedia, with the intention of inspiring a fascination with insects and their relationship to a variety of life science subjects." It has very realistic graphics, definitely not for kids that are afraid of bugs. My son enjoys playing with this app and he's only 8 yrs. old. Some of the terminology used in the Isopod Learning Center is a little advanced, but he still enjoys reading about the different insects used in the game.
Monster Physics $0.99 "Monster Physics™ is a unique building app that lets you play with physics! Build and operate your own car, crane, rocket ship, plane, helicopter, tank and more!" My older son loves to create different contraptions and bring them to life.
Solar Walk $4.99 This app is a must for kids and adults who love outer space! The graphics are just amazing. It is a 3D solar system model that makes you feel like you are actually in space. So much fun and extremely educational.