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Memory Matching by Mobile Montessori

Memory Matching by Mobile Montessori | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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Challenge your memory while viewing beautiful photographs covering 14 different topics. Great for everyone young and old, A4cwsn

Exercise your memory with matching activities by Mobile Montessori!

Choose from 14 different card sets such as dinosaurs and clothes.
Each set has 3 levels, easy 3×3, medium 4×3 and hard 6×4.
Match all the cards with the lowest number of taps to improve memory. Try to get 3 stars on each activity.

This app will help improve your child’s memory and vocabulary by them hearing the names of each object.

The first activity in each set is free to try. The rest of the sets are setup as 2 in app purchases.

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Quick Clocks

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Help your child with their time-telling and arithmetic skills, with this simple yet elegant app. Developed around key components of time, Quick Clocks has multiple game modes which allow users to focus on different skills with varying degrees of complexity.

Formerly known as Sakura Time, Quick Clocks launches with improved features that allow users to track progress, measure statistics, and unlock hidden avatars. Built with a handwriting engine that recognizes users answers when handwritten on the screen, Quick Clocks will transforms your iOS device into an enjoyable time-teaching tool.

Quick Clocks is perfect for children aged 6 – 12, providing increasing challenges as children grow and progress.

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT
• Use Analog Clocks to set and tell the time
• Use Digital Clocks to tell the time
• Read and set clocks in 12-hour and 24-hour time
• Use whole, half and quarter hours
• Compare and convert digital and analog time and 12-hour and 24-hour time
• Practice mental addition by finding the difference between two clocks
• Build an understanding of times of day
• Practice handwriting

Features:
• Select suitable difficulty levels
• Distinguish alternative handwriting variations
• Ability to disable the use of 24-hour time questions
• Play to unlock secret avatars

FOR PARENTS
Quick Clocks will help your child to improve their time-telling skills. Practice modes allow your child to practice and develop time skills at their own pace. Timed levels promote the development of time-telling fluency as your child races the clock to better their personal best. With personalized graphs displaying their ongoing progress, kids can track their own learning as they master time-telling skills.

FOR TEACHERS
Quick Clocks is the perfect classroom accompaniment, allowing children to practice and develop time-telling skills at their own level and pace. Individualized user profiles allow devices to be shared among multiple students whilst allowing students to track their personal progress. Quick Clocks grows with students, with increasing levels of difficulty as children master time-telling skills.

CURRICULUM SPECIFICS
Australia: Early Stage 1 – Stage 4
USA: Grades 1 – 4
UK: Key Stage 1 – Upper Key Stage 2
Canada: Grades 1 -5

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Word Sundae

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Treat your family to the most exciting, turn-based word game around! Parents and their preschool or school age child can go head-to-head to build word sundaes out of delicious ice cream letters. You can scoop up points by building words up to five letters long using bonus tiles, point multipliers and extra turns. It’s super cool because the scoring system is different for parents than it is preschoolers and school-age children so there’s some sweet competitive advantage that all can enjoy. Dig in and develop vocabulary, practice spelling and delight in playful family fun!

Features:

*Optimized for iPad and iPhone
*Single player or two player mode
*Age select options for fair-play
*Choose your own avatar
*Special tiles for extra points and extra turns
*Tracks the top 10 high scores

*Kids’ CBC trusted quality content for children
*Simple, easy-to-use interface
*No in-app purchases
*Ad-free
*Kid-friendly visuals

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Alphabetizing – A Montessori Approach to Language

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This app is a fun and educational activity for children to gain practice identifying the letters of the alphabet and placing them in alphabetical order.

 

The app includes three detailed activities:

 

1. Learn & Review: Place the letters in order and conduct a review of them by touching each letter as the name is heard aloud.

 

2. Practice the Alphabet: Place the letters in order without the control letters as a guide.

 

3. Fill in the Gaps: Cycle through multiple activities of placing the missing letters in place to complete the alphabet.

This app was co-designed and approved by a Montessori teacher with over 40 years experience teaching children! Enjoy this app as an introduction to the Mobile Montessori line of educational apps!

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Talking ABC

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“Talking ABC is a great way to introduce animals and the alphabet to your children as well as being used for Speech Therapy where the child can hear their own words or noises played back to them by 26 amazing clay characters, A4cwsn”

FEATURES:
- Exciting learning of letters from A to Z
- Unique clay art
- 2 learning modes – letters and sounds
- Funny and catchy alphabet song
- 26 amazing animation animals with talking mode
- Kid-friendly interface
- Each talking character has its individual voice
- 4 exciting and educational games
- Puzzles with animated animals
- Full Retina Display support
- No in-app purchases

Play, Learn, Have Fun! With Talking ABC!

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Pteranodon Soars

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Pteranodon Soars takes you on a journey to a time when giants ruled the skies, [...]
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Pteranodon Soars, by Oceanhouse Media is part of the Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals series. If you have a dinosaur lover in your house, this is a must have app to your library. Kids love dinosaurs, parents love Smithsonian! This interactive book shows the Pteranodon as she soars high above the ocean, needing to feed her babies she swoops down and scoops up fish to carry back to them. As a dark shape appears below the surface readers will be on pins and needles to see if she can escape the grasp of the Mosasauri lying in wait. Designed specifically for users ages 3 through 8, this app has features which include:

*Parental controls that keep the child in the app

*Highlighted narration that encourages literacy skills

*Tap-able pictures and words that help learn new vocabulary

*Ability to record your own narration, which can also be shared with others

*Easy to use navigation that allows the user to select a favorite screen

This title has been carefully reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution and provides fascinating information on the prehistoric world.

 

 

 

 

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World Continents and Oceans

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*** 20,000 downloads in December 2013! See why schools and parents prefer our Continents app! ***

Learn the names and locations of all the world continents and oceans with this simple, yet, effective method! A knowledge of Montessori is not required to use this app. It is designed for everyone!

Start with the Learning Activity, where children can explore where the continents and oceans appear on the globe, as well as, see and hear the name of each one.

Then, move on to the interactive Puzzle Maps of which there are three types:

1. Assemble the puzzle map by looking for the continent or ocean that is blinking on the map. When they touch the correct piece it will move into position onto the map and its name will be heard aloud.

2. Assemble the puzzle map by looking for the continent or ocean that corresponds to the name shown at the top of the screen. For children who cannot read, simply touch the name to hear it out loud so they know which one to look for.

3. Assemble the puzzle maps in any order by dragging the pieces into position on the map. The piece will snap into position and its name will be heard aloud.

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World Landmarks Explorer

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Explore 112 of the world’s most beautiful landmarks from 53 different countries through gorgeous photos, informative videos, and an interactive map.

Our goal is to inspire you by bringing some of the most amazing and mysterious places in the world to your fingertips.

We focused on a minimalist design that puts the content at the center of the experience. The 336 photos and videos and our interactive map will enable you to visit the most beautiful landmarks of the world from wherever you are.

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Intro to Colors, by Montessorium

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“A beautifully put together App that will introduce your child to the wonders of color, a4cwsn ”

With Intro to Colors, the world of colors comes alive. Inspired by the famous Montessori Color tablets, this dynamic and interactive app will guide your children through an appreciation of color, from the concrete to the abstract.

YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN

· The basic foundations of color
· Primary & Secondary Colors
· Color Shades & Gradients
· To identify, match and name colors
· To mix, paint and create colors
· To seek, find and select colors
· Fine motor skills

Intro to Colors is a universal app that will work on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The app is optimized for iPhone 5 and retina screens. The app features these activities:

PRIMARY COLORS

Learn to identify the primary colors, in a series of guided, interactive exercises using the color tablets. Your child will drag, match and tap on red, yellow and blue.

SECONDARY COLORS

Learn to identify, select and name the secondary colors, in a number of engaging activities using the color tablets.

GRADIENTS

Learn to appreciate gradients with the color wheel and by arranging the color tablets from light-to-dark or dark-to-light.

PAINT

Unleash your creativity on this blank canvas with this painting exercise. In the Montessori classroom, we provide only three colors (red, yellow, and blue) when painting. This constraint empowers children to mix colors and create new ones. Your child will learn that the three primary colors serve as the foundation for all colors.

SEARCH

Explore these creative artist scenes in this seek-and-find activity. Your child will listen for, find, and select the correct color as a fun way to recap their understanding of color.

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Words that Go with Richard Scarry’s Busytown Cars

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Richard Scarry’s delightfully wacky cars come to life in this interactive educational game for kids ages 2-6. When the Apple Car arrives at a Busytown stoplight, kids spell a-p-p-l-e to help it zoom through the intersection. With five playing modes, including letter matching, early phonics and spelling, this app grows with your child.

Classic favorites like the Banana Mobile, Pickle Car and of course Lowly Worm’s Apple Car are among the 48 unique vehicles children can help zoom through the Busytown intersection. Brave Officer Flossy is hot on the trail of that bad driver Dingo. And look out for Goldbug along for the ride.

As children seek new challenges, parents can adjust the difficulty level.

At Level 1, children learn to recognize and match letters, and experience putting letters together to make words.
Level 2 maintains the skills from level 1 and adds left to right ordering to encourage children to match letters from left to right.
Level 3 provides exposure to early phonics. Gameplay is similar to Level 2, but now children can hear letter sounds come together to make words.
Level 4 challenges kids to figure out the order of the letters based on their sounds, without visual hints.
Level 5 brings in big words and sight words to help early readers practice spelling.

Be sure to check out our other popular educational play apps including First Letters and Phonics, First Words Animals, and First Words Deluxe.

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Even Monsters Are Shy

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Kids read, listen, touch, play and interact with Ben as he tries to help his monster Gurk overcome his shyness, teaching him that sometimes it just takes a friend and a bit of confidence to turn things around.

Not just a story, the 8 games throughout “Even Monsters Are Shy” let the reader propel the action forward. Kids will target-shoot, bounce, dress-up, balance, juggle and more through not just the 8 games, but in the additional activities and surprises found on every page.

Features original music, sound effects, and a professional actor to bring the world of Monsters to life.

Part of the Even Monsters(TM) series that has earned multiple awards and accolades, including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Kirkus Reviews “Best of” pick, and more.

Brought to you by the same team that produced Zoo Train, Bug Games, Giggle Ghosts and Even Monsters Get Sick.

 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends – Play and Explore

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The beloved characters of Eric Carle are now available in The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ & Friends – Play & Explore.

This stunning 3D pop-up app features eight games and activities for tablet and mobile phone. Early learners will love playing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar™, Mister Seahorse and The Very Quiet Cricket, along with other characters from Eric Carle’s best-selling books Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Mixed-Up Chameleon and 10 Little Rubber Ducks.

And while your little ones are having fun, they’ll also be practicing their counting, sorting, and memory skills, learning about healthy eating, and discovering amazing facts about caterpillars, seahorses, chameleons and other real-life animals.

Available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese

The app also features StoryToys’ award-winning 3D technology and gentle animations that bring the characters to life. The activities are fun and easy to play, and children will love earning badges for completing the extra puzzles and challenges in every scene:

• Guide the world’s best-known caterpillar towards healthy fruits as he wriggles across the garden
• Play hide-and-seek with Mister Seahorse and his babies at the bottom of the ocean
• Guide the Brown Bear around a forest maze to find her bear cub
• Grow The Tiny Seed into a beautiful flower with help from the sun and the Little Cloud
• Watch The Mixed Chameleon change color as you help him gobble up bugs with his long tongue!
• Complete jigsaw puzzles of your favorite characters

Guaranteed to make fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar smile!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ & Friends – Play & Explore is part of the StoryToys Jr line. Designed for preschoolers, it includes the following features:

• 8 charming pop-up games and activities
• Beautifully illustrated scenes
• Kid-friendly interface
• Enchanting musical sound effects that blend seamlessly into a specially-composed soundtrack
• Ideal for parents and children to play together

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WordWorld’s Pirate Ship

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“WordWorld’s Pirate Ship will take you on an exciting pirate adventure as your rhyme and spell your way across the Sea." ~A4cwsn


Ahoy there mateys! Ever wish you could hop inside your television screen and be part of a TV show? With WordWorld’s Pirate Ship, you wish has come true! PlaySquare, LLC has made interactive Touchable Television a reality, with this app. From beginning to end, your child will be involved in helping the characters on their quest and saving the day! After finding a message in a bottle, it is up to the user to follow clues and use their rhyming skills to sail across the deep blue sea.

Eight interactive scenes are geared toward users ages 2 through 5.  This appisode of PBS Kids’ WordWorld, focuses on the pirate theme, guaranteed to have all the young pirates squealing “Well, shiver me timbers!’

Features include:

*Building a Pirate S-H-I-P

*Digging for buried B-O-O-K treasure in the sand

*Finding rhyming words on the treasure map

*Building a K-E-Y to open the treasure chest

*Steering Shark across the ocean

*Jumping over falling coconuts to get to the tallest tree

WHAT IS TOUCHABLE TELEVISION?
Did you ever wish you could jump into a TV show and be a part of the story? PlaySquare lets your child do just that! PlaySquare is not a game: your child completes activities that help propel a rich video narrative along. The characters in the story depend on your child to help them along and save the day, so kids are actively involved from start to finish. When kids are engaged, they are learning!

ABOUT PLAYSQUARE
PlaySquare is a content platform that houses all of our touchable television appisodes in one convenient place. Look in the iTunes store to download our complete library:
-WordWorld’s “Happy Birthday Dog”
-WordWorld’s “Pirate Ship”
-WordWorld’s “Superhero Sheep”
-WordWorld’s “A Christmas Present for Dog”

 

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