I like to use what I call "educational reinforcers."
These are the apps that get me more bang for my buck!
Five of My Favorite Apps
#5 App Advice Daily FREE
This app is my holy grail. Everyday, it sends out a list of "free apps of the day." It's a game changer! I have gotten so many incredible apps for therapy for FREE by using this app! It alerts my phone every day during lunch, so I take 2-3 minutes to scroll the flash freebies (usually 3-5 per day) to see if there's any I want to download. I have gotten many My Town and Dr Panda apps FREE with this! Check it out here
#4 ARrrrrgh FREE
Photo Touch – a word is said aloud by the Bitsboard voice prompt and the child simply has to select the associated picture
Memory – the classic Memory card game
Pop Quiz – similar to Photo Touch but prompts the answer with two choices
Match up – the child needs to drag the picture to its matching spelling
Word Builder – a letter scrambling game
Spelling Bee – a picture card is shown, along with that word’s given number of letters (e.g. three spaces for the word “rug”) and the child has to spell that word
Bingo – a nine-space bingo board is used
Reader – the target word is spelled at the top of the app and the child needs to select the matching picture from a choice of three
Word Search – a classic word search game appropriate for kids around kindergarten or first grade and up. The target words, shown in pictures at the bottom of the screen are scattered (only forwards and not backwards!) throughout the grid either vertically, horizontally or diagonally.