Sunday, August 4, 2013

Part 3 of 3 - Top Apps for older kids/teens/young adults working at primary level


We have been having a discussion on our Facebook Fan Page twice a day. Tony had a question that resulted in a large list of apps for teens working at a lower level. The following is the list of apps that were recommended by our readers, in no particular order.

Tony posted, "Hi, I'm setting up an iPad for my 19 year old son and I'm looking for some app suggestions. He has mild/severe intellectual disability and he works at around 4 to 7 year old level. Any ideas would be a big help."

This is Part Three of the list; Part One can be viewed here and Part Two can be viewed here.

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Bad Piggies by Rovio Entertainment Ltd

From iTunes
"Create the ultimate flying/crawling/rolling/spinning/crashing device and pilot the pigs safely to the eggs!

The Bad Piggies are after the eggs again -- but as usual, nothing is going according to plan! Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination? Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use, but they need your help to turn these into the perfect transportation!

With more than 140 levels, and free updates coming up, you have hours and hours of pig-crashing, exploding, and flying fun! Get three stars to unlock 36 more levels! HINT: Sometimes you need to play the level several times to achieve all the objectives -- try building a new device or steering in a different way to earn all the stars!"


Bad Piggies (also available on android)

Lite (Free, iPad Only)       Full ($0.99, iPad Only)
            
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Where's My Water? by Disney

From iTunes
"Help Swampy by guiding water to his broken shower. Each level is a challenging physics-based puzzle with amazing life-like mechanics. Cut through dirt to guide fresh water, dirty water, toxic water, steam, and ooze through increasingly challenging scenarios! Every drop counts!"

Where's My Water? (also available on Android)
($0.99, iPad/iPhone)


Where's My Water? Free (also available on Android)
(Free, iPad/iPhone)

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Niki Music by Alessandro La Rocca

From iTunes
"Niki Music is a music player for kids. Funny and easy to use: just tap to play a song. Create a compilation of your child favorite songs. Take these from the music library and add a cover choosing a picture from the photo gallery.

Niki Music allows your child to listen his favorite music independently."


Niki Music
($0.99, iPad/iPhone)

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Monster Physics™ by Dan Russell-Pinson

From iTunes
"FEATURES:
▸ Create your own monster avatar
▸ Design and operate your own inventions
▸ Solve 50 fun missions
▸ Build with 68 different parts
▸ Learn common physics terms
▸ Create up to six player profiles
▸ Enjoy fun sound effects and music

▸ Powered by a realistic physics engine
▸ Retina support for iPad 3 and iPhone 4
▸ Works on both iPhone and iPad - a universal app"


Monster Physics
($0.99, iPad/iPhone)


Monster Physics Lite
(Free, iPad/iPhone)

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Skylanders apps by Activision Publishing, Inc.

From Wikipedia
"Skylanders is a video game series that is published by Activision. The games are played along with toy figures that interact with it through a "Portal of Power", that reads their tag through NFC. The "Portal" Changes colors as it interacts with the game. There are eight elemental categories that a Skylander can be: Earth, Air, Fire, Magic, Water, Life, Tech and Undead."

 Skylanders Battlegrounds     Skylanders Cloud Patrol      Skylanders Lost Islands
($6.99, iPad/iPhone)               ($1.99, iPad/iPhone)            (Free, iPad/iPhone)
                        
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Bugs and Numbers by Little Bit Studio, LLC.

From iTunes
"Make math fun for your child. Encourage their excitement for one of life's most critical skill sets by making it both educational and fun with Bugs and Numbers.

Bugs and Numbers provides an extensive collection of unique games dedicated to learning and practicing a wide range of math skills in a non-traditional way. Organized into three basic stages, the app grows with your child through 18 games ranging from basic counting to early fractions. Designed around a bug city, each game is crafted for a basic set of math skills with an eccentric and fun parallel to our own society. Imagine serving bugs food at the local diner that happens to spin on an old vinyl record, or help ferry ants across water in an egg carton. It's fun, unique, and most importantly, educational."


Bugs and Numbers
($2.99, iPad/iPhone)

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Reading Raven HD by Early Ascent, LLC

From iTunes
"Reading Raven is an extremely fun and engaging learn-to-read educational game that provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children build a solid foundation for reading. "



Reading Raven HD
($3.99, iPad Only)

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Endless Alphabet by Callaway Digital Arts Inc.

From iTunes
"Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC's and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate!

** NOTE: You must be online and have ample disk space while running the app to see words beyond G! **"


Endless Alphabet
($4.99, iPad/iPhone)

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Apps by Toca Boca

From Toca Boca:
"Toca Boca is a play studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all – we do it in a safe way without advertising or in-app purchases.

Our team consists of experienced play designers, art directors, developers (or “playsmiths” as we call them), interaction designers and marketers. Together we try to make digital products that kids love to play with. We started to put everything together in September of 2010, and our first products launched in March 2011."

 
Toca Band                          Toca Store                        Toca House
 ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)         ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)         ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)
              

Toca Kitchen                      Toca Hair Salon               Toca Train
($2.99, iPad/iPhone)           ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)        ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)
               
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Falling Stars by Trident Vitality Gum
by Kraft New Services, Inc.


From iTunes:
"Create a world of music in seconds with Falling Stars from Trident Vitality. Then enjoy, share and expand your world whenever you want to."

Falling Stars
(Free, iPad/iPhone)

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Cobypic by Benjamin Watanabe

From iTunes:
"It’s all about the “Color by Picture” method that makes each cobypic your own, using small parts of the world around you to make one-of-a-kind art.

It’s because its an app that moves from sitting, staring, and a tap… tap… tap… to encouraging exploration and looking beyond the screen.

Mostly though its because it inspires young & old artists to pay childish attention to the little details and dream of the big possibilities all around them."


Cobypic
($0.99, iPad/iPhone)

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More Salad, More Buffet, More Pizza apps by Maverick Software LLC

These are apps designed to express creativity through food. Create new exciting dishes that have never been created before with the myriad of options to choose from.


More Salad!                        More Buffet!                      More Pizza!
($0.99, iPhone/iPad 2x)     ($1.99, iPad/iPhone)           ($.99, iPhone/iPad 2x)
                

More Donuts!                     More Noodles!                   More Breakfast!
($0.99, iPad/iPhone)           ($0.99, iPad/iPhone)          ($0.99, iPad/iPhone)
                 
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Any Story Books, either as apps or as iBooks

From iTunes:
"iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages"


iBooks
(Free, iPad/iPhone)

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Cas (a self-confessed app addict) has just discovered there's a couple of apps she doesn't have from this list, so she's off to download...

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