{App Reviews} 5 fun apps from Fox & Sheep: Little Fox Animal Doctor, Unicorn Glitterluck, Pony Style Box, The Orchard & Little Farmers

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{App Reviews} 5 fun apps from Fox & Sheep: Little Fox Animal Doctor, Unicorn Glitterluck, Pony Style Box, The Orchard & Little Farmers

I love using well designed apps in therapy! Especially those that provide opportunities for learning embedded in games and provide motivation for kids to work hard in therapy to earn time playing them. Here are five new additions to my toolbox at OMazing Kids:

* Little Fox Animal Doctor – be a vet by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/F8_X9.i, $2.99

I have several patients who love being a pet doctor and this app is a fave. The app has a simple interface, great 3D graphics and it provides simple options and cues as to what each animal needs in order to feel better. Lots of great opportunities for language and fosters problem solving and empathy. One of my patients who uses the LAMP Words for Life AAC app frequently comments “help” as we help each animal feel better.

The app interface has changed a bit since they released this video but it still gives you a general idea of what the app is like:

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* Unicorn Glitterluck – Rainbow Adventure for kids by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/g-cQ-.i, $2.99

I currently have a 9 year old patient whose skills are more like that of a 6 year old and she absolutely ADORES this app. It is what she chooses to work for at the end of every session. It’s cool to have an app that looks like harder game apps but yet is simple enough to allow her to play it successfully. I love that a level in the game is short enough to be used as a reinforcer at the end of sessions. The section where you decorate the unicorn provides lots of opportunities for choices and descriptive language.

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* Pony Style Box – Dress up your horses by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/liG63.i, $2.99

This app has lots of fun opportunities for descriptive language and verbs as you style and play with your pony.

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* The Orchard by HABA by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/Vv_Sdb.i, $2.99

Fun to target simple turn taking, color matching and working together to get the fruit all picked before Theo the Raven gets to the basket. Watch out as he throws fruit at the screen and tries other tricks to get the fruit.

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* Little Farmers – Tractors and Harvesters for Kids by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/lsPV7.i, $2.99

I’ve had a couple of older patients have fun exploring the small elements in this app. It can be a little tricky figuring out how to operate the items on the screen which can be good for fostering persistence. I personally like their Little Builders app a little better than this one but it’s cool to have both to use with patients who have more advanced visual motor skills.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

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