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Memory Matching by Mobile Montessori

Memory Matching by Mobile Montessori | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
Challenge your memory while viewing beautiful photographs covering 14 different topics. Great for everyone young [...]
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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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Words that Go with Richard Scarry’s Busytown Cars

Words that Go with Richard Scarry’s Busytown Cars | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
“Richard Scarry’s Busytown Cars are a fun way to introduce vehicles, spelling, and letter order [...]
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“Richard Scarry’s Busytown Cars are a fun way to introduce vehicles, spelling, and letter order while enjoying the amazing art work, A4cwsn”

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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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends – Play and Explore

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends – Play and Explore | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
“A Beautifully illustrated book with fun interactive activities for children of all ages, A4cwsn” The [...]
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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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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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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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Sorting for Early Science

Sorting for Early Science | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
Sorting for Early Science is a fun educational app for use in schools or at [...]
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Sorting for Early Science is a fun educational app for use in schools or at home. It builds on children’s natural curiosity for objects and animals in the world around them. Is a pear a fruit of a vegetable? Does a penguin have wings?

Having the ability to classify, or sort, items is an important scientific skill specified in the early years curriculum. This colourful, fun app helps children develop this ability, whether they are working alone or in small groups. It provokes lively classroom discussion, with children asking each other if they have seen a bat.or working out how to tell a fruit from a vegetable.
Children classify items according to whether they are:
•Animals or Plants
•Types of Animals
•Animals with Wings or No Wings
•Number of Legs
•Fruit or Vegetable
•Living or Not Living
This is done by dragging objects from the top of the screen into one of the labelled circles on the screen. For some topics, there are overlapping circles for items that can go into more than one circle. There is a reporting option to allow adults to monitor the progress of children. Children can build their basic vocabulary, either in English, or in Spanish as the app can be switched between both languages.

 

Sorting is part of a series of science activities which have been developed with consideration to follow the guidelines of the National Curriculum in the UK, and the Common Core Curriculum in the United States.

Sorting has been created by Storm Educational, who have over 20 years experience of creating educational software for schools around the world. Our software is detailed on the Storm website at www.stormeducational.co.uk, and more science fun can be found on the We Love Science!

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World Landmarks Explorer

World Landmarks Explorer | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
“An amazing way to explore the beauty of our world and a fantastic way to [...]
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“An amazing way to explore the beauty of our world and a fantastic way to discover places that you never knew existed, A4cwsn”

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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Alphabetizing – A Montessori Approach to Language

Alphabetizing – A Montessori Approach to Language | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
“An excellent App that helps children learn their ABC’s and the order of the Alphabet, [...]
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“An excellent App that helps children learn their ABC’s and the order of the Alphabet, A4cwsn”

 

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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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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World Continents and Oceans

World Continents and Oceans | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
“A simple and effective way to learn about the continents and oceans of the world, [...]
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“A simple and effective way to learn about the continents and oceans of the world, A4cwsn”

*** 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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Mobile Montessori: Opposites

Mobile Montessori: Opposites | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
**** Used by school systems worldwide and educators of autistic children! **** This app is [...]
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**** Used by school systems worldwide and educators of autistic children! ****

This app is a pre-language exercise found in the Montessori classroom to help children understand the concept of opposites. Thirty different opposites are featured in this app, such as big & small, hot & cold, up & down, etc. Concepts like this enrich children’s language and help them express themselves.

The app shows photographs and illustrations of each opposite, the written form of the words and, with the push of a button, the child will hear the word aloud!

This app was co-developed and approved by an AMI certified Montessori teacher with over forty years experience. Your child will enjoy learning the opposites and the app will nicely complement their classroom education.

Please look for our other Montessori apps in the App Store as well!

 

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