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Touch and Write Storybook: 3 Bears

Touch and Write Storybook: 3 Bears | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
” FizzBrain brings letter tracing, reading, phonics and fun together for their first Touch and [...]
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Children love “Touch and Write” – now, there’s “Touch and Write Storybook”!

 

“Touch and Write Storybook” was designed by classroom teachers and it is unique: on each page of the story, children master the story vocabulary using our engaging “Touch and Write” reading and writing activities. By the end of the story, children will have mastered almost 200 important vocabulary words, and learned the phonics pronunciations of each word’s letters!

 

In the Writing Room, children write the words from the current page of the story using fun textures like shaving cream, ketchup or jello. They learn the phonics pronunciation of each word’s letters as they write. In the Reading Room, children master reading these vocabulary words by following directions and giving the correct words to Goldilocks, Papa, Mama or Baby Bear.

 

In addition, “Touch and Write Storybook” includes the interactive features you expect: children can listen to the lines of the story as they are highlighted, children can tap and hear individual words, and children can tap around the illustration to learn new vocabulary. They can also take Papa’s Quiz by reading Papa’s word and tapping the correct part of the illustration. The storybook includes both “Read to Me” and “Read Myself” modes.

 

Just for fun, four interaction pages are spaced throughout the story. Help Goldilocks knock on the door – but watch out for characters from the wrong story! Help Goldilocks eat up her porridge – better blow on it to let it cool! Help Goldilocks rock in her rocking chair – can you rock her just right? And help Goldilocks test the beds – the sounds will tell you if a bed is too hard, too soft, or just right!

Prepare your child to become a strong reader and writer – the “Touch and Write” way!

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iSort Words

iSort Words | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
“Engaging, challenging and a truly brilliant educational word App that will keep children learning as [...]
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“Engaging, challenging and a truly brilliant educational word App that will keep children learning as they play, A4cwsn”

iSort Words is the exciting new game that helps early learners jumpstart their understanding of how words are formed.

Children who play iSort Words will have fun with the delightful interface while learning how the beginnings and ending parts of words combine to form whole words!

• KIDS will love playing Push Sort, Swipe Sort and Open Sort, the fun-filled games that allow them to sort words based on word endings.

• PARENTS will love that their children are learning the building blocks of word formation while having fun.

• TEACHERS will love that, with iSort Words, they have the perfect pedagogical tool for grapheme/onset-rime instruction.

This wonderful app was made via an exciting partnership between professional teacher and educator Jason Hanrahan of Illinois, and Dactyl Studios, the creators of the internationally-acclaimed times tables app ‘MultiFlow’.

Try iSort Words today and start having fun with words!

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Animals of Africa – A Montessori Approach to Geography

Animals of Africa – A Montessori Approach to Geography | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
“So much information in one amazing app, if you want to increase your knowledge of [...]
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“So much information in one amazing app, if you want to increase your knowledge of Africa and the animals that live there then this is the app for you, A4cwsn”

Introducing the first in a series of apps that will help children and adults learn about the animals of each continent and help raise awareness of endangered species!

This app features the animals of Africa. You will learn where each animal lives on the African continent, several facts about each animal, and their current conservation status.

Lesson #1 contains the Information Center with all the facts:

Touch an animal in the photo-strip to change the featured animal on the page. Touch the Map button to see the animal’s habitat highlighted on the map. Touch the Speaker button to hear the correct pronunciation of the animal name. Touch the Definition button to see and hear a detailed description of the animal as well as the Animal Facts box, containing dimensions, weight and conservation information. A list of Conservation definitions can be seen by touching the button on the top bar.

In Lessons #2 & #3 assemble the African Habitat maps by finding the animal prompted by the shown habitat or name. This activity expands the Continent Box activity found in the Montessori classrooms

In the first habitat map lesson children have to look for the animal that corresponds to the name shown at the top, as well as, the habitat shown on the map. When they touch the correct animal card, a representative animal shape will transfer to the map as the name of the animal is heard aloud.

In the second habitat map lesson children have to look for the animal that corresponds to the shown habitat only! This is more challenging, however, you will be pleasantly surprised how fast you will learn to memorize the animal habitats!

In Lesson #4 drag and place the animal puzzle pieces to the map. The locations correspond to their habitat and the name of the animal is heard aloud when it is placed correctly.

This Montessori application was co-developed and approved by an AMI certified, Montessori teacher with over forty years experience educating children!

We sincerely thank you for your downloads and suggestions!

This app begins a new series of Geography Apps for us! We sincerely thank you for your support of our other Montessori applications and hope you enjoy this one!

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March of the Dinosaurs.

March of the Dinosaurs. | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
“A beautifully detailed prehistoric adventure, A4cwsn” March of the Dinosaurs is an interactive storybook that [...]
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March of the Dinosaurs is an interactive storybook that comes alive in your hands with highly realistic 3D dinosaurs that spin and zoom at the touch of your fingers.

Another offering from Touch Press (creators of The Elements and Solar System for iPad), March of the Dinosaurs takes the reader on a journey for survival, fraught with danger – blizzards, volcanic eruptions and deadly predators. Set in the Arctic 70 million years ago, Scar, a young Edmontosaurus, embarks on his first thousand-mile migration. It is a world of extremes: hot summers with 24-hour sunlight are replaced by freezing winters with continuous night.

Follow the story page by page, either reading at your own pace or with the text dynamically highlighted and spoken by Dr Who actor Kerry Shale. Use your iPad to meet the cast: 10 realistic 3D animated dinosaurs that can be rotated and zoomed, featuring scientific fact files about each of the creatures. High definition digital animation, specially produced by the team behind the National Geographic special “Escape of the Dinosaurs”, brings alive dramatic key moments in the story.

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