Today we bring you a list of forty completely free apps for babies, toddlers and primary school-aged kids. Included are Making Pizza, Sleepy Cat Propositions, Packing for Vacation, What Doesn't Belong?, Save The Day! Know Who to Cal in an Emergency, and more!
Bottom Line: This app does a nice job making emotions easy for toddlers to read and while that is commendable, the bulk of the app is just a fun time for them to explore cause and effect with activities and character interactions in a beach setting.
Bottom Line: I had a big, fat helping of nostalgia reviewing this app, not just because of my own childhood, but that of my own kids when they first discovered the joys of reading and puzzles for themselves in the Highlights magazines. Highlights has brought all of the fun of the treasured paper publication that connoisseurs have come to expect and this time, instead of stickers, kids get some great videos to go along with hidden objects and fun nuggets of information heaped out in kid-sized lovable morsels of goodness.
Bottom Line: Reading and writing are the most important foundations in learning and this app does a lovely job introducing these skills to young learners in a way that keeps them on task and interested in the process for a reasonable price.
This app can be a handy addition to any special needs classroom at home or in a traditional setting as long as there is adequate guidance and support given to the student. The app isn't flashy, but the creators have a combined 45 years worth of special needs education experience, which can come in handy if this is an area where your student needs help.