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FREE Names of Animal Sounds app – great for 2-word phrases, vocabulary and kids who have a high interest in animals

Found another FREE hidden gem in the App Store! Names of Animal Sounds by Pioneer Logics, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/names-of-animal-sounds/id1351844864 (2 word phrase (animal name + verb of the sound they make, ex: Lion roars) while showing short video of it, 61 animals organized alphabetically and can swipe to choose specific one).

List of what’s included… a few of the names of the sounds seem a little off but when I researched names of animal sounds some had several listed or varied between sources:

  1. Antelope snotes (snorts?)
  2. Bear growls
  3. Bison grunts
  4. Cat meows
  5. Cheetah chirrups
  6. Cockatoo squawks
  7. Cow moos
  8. Crocodile bleats (bellows?)
  9. Crow caws
  10. Cuckoo clocks (coos or cuckoos?)
  11. Deer bleats
  12. Dog barks
  13. Dolphin clicks
  14. Donkey brays
  15. Duck quacks
  16. Eagle screeches
  17. Elephant trumpets
  18. Flamingo squawks
  19. Frog croaks
  20. Giraffe bleats
  21. Goat bleats
  22. Gorilla growls
  23. Hen clucks
  24. Hippo growls
  25. Horse neighs
  26. Hyena laughs
  27. Ibis chirrups
  28. Kangaroo grunts (chortles?)
  29. Koala wails
  30. Koel clocks (?)
  31. Lemur gibbers (?)
  32. Leopard snarls
  33. Lion roars
  34. Mockingbird chirrups
  35. Monkey gibbers
  36. Moose bellows
  37. Mouse squeaks
  38. Owl hoots
  39. Panda bleats
  40. Parrot squawks
  41. Peacock screams
  42. Pelican chirrups
  43. Penguin honks
  44. Pig grunts
  45. Pigeon coos
  46. Polar bear growls
  47. Raven croaks
  48. Robin chirrups
  49. Rooster crows
  50. Seagull squawks
  51. Seal barks
  52. Snake hisses
  53. Sparrow twitters
  54. Swan cries
  55. Tiger growls
  56. Toucan squawks
  57. Turtle grunts
  58. Wolf howls
  59. Woodpecker chirps
  60. Yak grunts
  61. Zebra clicks (neigh or whinny?)

I had a couple of patients with Autism who had a high interest in animals that would have LOVED this app!

In particular I remember one who had a very driven passion for animals so we got to see a peek into his amazing skills when we tapped into that high interest. I used the I Read – Animals (Reading Comprehension for Kids) app by Nerea Sanchez Dominguez (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/i-read-animals-reading-comprehension-for-kids/id940688959) & the First Nouns app by KIS Publishing LLC (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/first-nouns/id930990828, before it switched to only being accessible to their online school) and was blown away by his ability to type and spell animal names. Ended up taking video to prove it to the rest of the team and immediately went through the process to get him an iPad with a robust AAC app. Speak For Yourself ended up being a great match for him since it has only 1-2 hits to get to any word and uses the native iOS keyboard. I think about him often and wonder how he’s doing 😊


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Over 100 Free & Affordable Apps + Boom Cards to Target AAC Core Vocabulary – list compiled by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, OMazing Kids

Over 100 Free & Affordable Apps + Boom Cards to Target AAC Core Vocabulary

The main thing I look for when searching for apps to use for targeting core vocabulary for AAC users are open-ended play, book or sticker apps that are intuitive, have large engaging graphics, are ad-free, have the option to toggle off any background music or it is very subtle (not over stimulating) while still leaving on any sound effects or voiceovers and any outside links are well hidden behind a parental gate. You can use these apps to target the same core vocabulary that you would with a “real” toy or activity. Think of it as the “virtual” version of that. Lock the “play” iPad into the app that you have selected by enabling Guided Access. If the child is using an iPad as their “talker”, then it is also locked into their AAC app via Guided Access.

  • Prices, availability & device/iOS compatibility were all checked in the USA App Store and website links were all working at the time this post was written (5:00pm CST on 7/22/20). Prices may vary outside the USA based on the exchange rate.
  • Some of these apps may not be available for download on your device if you are not running the minimum required iOS.
  • Many of these apps are “iOS Universal”. Those can be used on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
  • Some apps have IAPs (in-app purchases) for additional items. So after you have installed those apps and purchased anything that you wanted be sure to adjust the settings on your iPad to prevent unintended purchases.
  • All of the apps on this list were priced at $3.99 or less at the time of this post… and a lot of them are FREE:

FREE: 50 apps

$.99: 7 apps

$1.99: 13 apps

$2.99: 27 apps

$3.99: 30 apps

  1. A Place to Grow by Bloom & Grow, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/a-place-to-grow/id626772262, iOS Universal, iOS 9.1 or later, currently FREE
  2. Animal Captain by Italic ApS, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/animal-captain/id968005663, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE. More info: http://animalcaptain.net
  3. Artie’s Magic Pencil by Minilab Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/arties-magic-pencil/id1132630378, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $2.99 (fun to target the core word “make” and pair with the book “Harold and the Purple Crayon” (for those with free access… it is available on Epic – Kids’ Books and Videos by Epic Creations, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/epic-kids-books-and-videos/id719219382). Another similar app: DogBiscuit – A drawing book for fingerpainting by Tivola Publishing GmbH, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dogbiscuit-a-drawing-book-for-fingerpainting/id1048926410, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99)
  4. Avokiddo Emotions by AVOKIDDO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/avokiddo-emotions/id661758013, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99
  5. BakingFun for Kids by Jaroslav Ozevic, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bakingfun-for-kids/id711666913, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99 (free printable core vocab mini book that I made to go with the app: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2014/08/25/core-vocabulary-app-of-the-week-free-printable-booklet-baking-fun-by-kujifun/)
  6. Balloonimals by IDEO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/balloonimals/id307459878, iOS Universal, iOS 11.0 or later (can use on older iOS if previously purchased it), $1.99 & Balloonimal Babies, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/balloonimal-babies/id840455174, iOS Universal, iOS 11.0 or later (can use on older iOS if previously purchased it), $1.99
  7. Bamba apps (faves are Bamba Ice-Cream, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bamba-ice-cream/id536449670, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Bamba Wonderland, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bamba-wonderland/id1113941087, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE; Bamba Pizza, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bamba-pizza/id529035121, iPad only, iOS 5.1 or later, $.99)
  8. Cars in gift box by Thematica – educational and fun apps for kids, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cars-in-gift-box/id741267930, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, FREE
  9. Chicco App Toys Blocks by Artsana S.p.A., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chicco-app-toys-blocks/id979861753, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, FREE
  10. City Cars Adventures by BUBL by Apps4kids games, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/city-cars-adventures-by-bubl/id972003056, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $2.99
  11. Comomola apps (faves are… Comomola Pirates, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/comomola-pirates/id1087920915, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE & Comomola Far West Train, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/comomola-far-west-train/id1209680507, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE)
  12. Crayola Nail Party – A Nail Salon Experience by Budge Studios, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crayola-nail-party-a-nail-salon-experience/id888695363, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, FREE with IAP to unlock full version
  13. Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets by Crayola, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crayola-scribble-scrubbie-pets/id1475682282, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE
  14. Dance On: The next best thing to real dancing! by Brian Smith, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dance-on-the-next-best-thing-to-real-dancing/id1191742192, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE
  15. Dino Olympics by Polished Play by Polished Play, LLC
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dino-olympics-by-polished-play/id1331659824, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, FREE
  16. Dino-Store by Bluemarker, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dino-store/id585701049, iOS Universal, iOS 6.1 or later, FREE
  17. Dr. Panda apps (several great ones… my faves are: Dr. Panda Bus Driver, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-bus-driver/id741224931, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda’s Carnival, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-pandas-carnival/id1001059684, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda Bath Time, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-bath-time/id1104191752, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99 (see this blog post for free printable symbols that I made for this app: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/09/09/app-review-dr-panda-bath-time/); Dr. Panda Daycare, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-daycare/id575812869, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda Swimming Pool, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-swimming-pool/id916130071, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda’s Ice Cream Truck, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-pandas-ice-cream-truck/id950593464, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda Ice Cream Truck 2, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-ice-cream-truck-2/id1495748357, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, currently FREE)
  18. Dr. PetPlay by Brent Engels, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-petplay/id735856889, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, $1.99
  19. Duck Duck Moose apps (several faves…. Draw and Tell HD, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/draw-and-tell-hd/id504752087, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Build A Truck, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/build-a-truck/id734640915, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Princess Fairy Tale Maker, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/princess-fairy-tale-maker/id527336678, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Superhero Comic Book Maker HD, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/superhero-comic-book-maker-hd/id547117153, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Wheels on the Bus HD, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wheels-on-the-bus-hd/id371962250, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE)
  20. Dylan’s Awesome Cars by Gearley, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dylans-awesome-cars/id900265775, iPhone app, can be used on iPad in 2x mode, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE
  21. Easy Car Wash for Kids by Uriel Cebreros https://apps.apple.com/us/app/easy-car-wash-for-kids/id1353174264, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE
  22. Eat Bird Eat by Hamba Studio Ltd., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eat-bird-eat/id1505275863, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE. Simple tapping game. Avoid the rocks and bombs. The rocks make the bird’s belly shrink and the bombs make it fall over. Reminds me a little of avoiding bombs in Fruit Ninja. The goal is to make the bird eat until it’s full. Each round is short, nice vivid colors and there isn’t any background music or sounds. Would be fun to target Core Vocabulary (eat, go, stop, big, my turn, wait, fast, slow, etc…).
  23. Filimundus apps (several faves… My Little Work – Garage, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-little-work-garage/id720288164, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Animal Fun Park Family Version, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/animal-fun-park-family-version/id1218307760, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99; BRIO World – Railway, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/brio-world-railway/id1064517589, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99)
  24. Firecracker Simulator by Surojit Roy, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/firecracker-simulator/id1513142120, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, FREE
  25. Fish chase interactive storybook by madebyeducators, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fish-chase-interactive-storybook/id837325344, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99
  26. Fox and Sheep apps (several faves: Little Fox Animal Doctor, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-fox-animal-doctor/id1036517151, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Little Builders for Kids, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-builders-for-kids/id875242534, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, $3.99; Little Friends Dance Studio AR, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-friends-dance-studio-ar/id1218897499, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, $3.99)
  27. Fuzzy House by Fuzzy House Aps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fuzzy-house/id1097808457, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99
  28. Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/go-away-big-green-monster/id470037065, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99
  29. Here Kitty! by Impending, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/here-kitty/id1450776581, iOS Universal (but the snoring big white kitty is only available on the iPad), iOS 11.0 or later, FREE
  30. iMake Giant Gummies- Gummy Food Games for Kids by Cubic Frog Apps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/imake-giant-gummies-gummy-food-games-for-kids/id592057489, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99
  31. Kapu Toys apps (faves are Kapu Fishing, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kapu-fishing/id934880282, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $1.99 & Kapu Blocks, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kapu-blocks/id765717687, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $1.99)
  32. Kalley’s Machine Plus Cats by RocketWagon, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kalleys-machine-plus-cats/id905722643, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $.99
  33. Khan Academy Kids by Khan Academy, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/khan-academy-kids/id1378467217, iOS Universal, iOS 9.3 or later, FREE
  34. Kids build & crash blocks game by Droplace, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kids-build-crash-blocks-game/id1254357057, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE
  35. KlangDings – House of Music by doDings GbR, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/klangdings-house-of-music/id1032756232, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99
  36. Labo Car Designer (3+) by Labo Lado Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/labo-car-designer-3/id889855047, iPad only, iOS 6.0 or later, $.99
  37. Learn & Play by Fisher-Price by Homer
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/learn-play-by-fisher-price/id415894286
  38. LEGO® DUPLO® Connected Train by LEGO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-duplo-connected-train/id1321310653, iOS Universal, iOS 9.3 or later, FREE
  39. LEGO® DUPLO® WORLD by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-duplo-world/id1458749093, iOS Universal, iOS 9.3.5 or later, FREE (includes the Number Train & Creative Building areas, has several IAPs for additional content but enough free content is included and is well designed)
  40. Leo the Truck and Cars Game by Project First, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/leo-the-truck-and-cars-game/id1329183062, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE with IAP for additional content
  41. MarcoPolo Ocean by MarcoPolo Learning, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marcopolo-ocean/id797157312, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, FREE
  42. Make it go BOOM by Appsters AB,
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/make-it-go-boom/id1169117844, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE
  43. MIXIMAL by YATATOY
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/miximal/id829623705, iOS Universal, iOS 6.1 or later, $1.99
  44. MyMemo – Kids Matching Game by App Family AB, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mymemo-kids-matching-game/id1039357953, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99 (see this post for download codes for several core vocabulary card decks that I made and shared: https://www.facebook.com/174264525957894/posts/3051268928257425/?vh=e&d=n)
  45. My PlayHome by PlayHome Software Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome/id439628153, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99 (all of the apps by this app developer are great: My PlayHome Hospital, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome-hospital/id1095280287, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99; My PlayHome School, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome-school/id922188121, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99; My PlayHome Stores, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome-stores/id683942610, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99; and the brand new My PlayHome Plus, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome-plus/id1489812608, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE includes the original house and has IAPs for other areas – see this post for important tips on how to get access to areas within that app if already own the other apps: https://www.facebook.com/174264525957894/posts/3245080212209628/)
  46. Mulle Meck’s cars — a construction set for kids by Piu-Piu, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mulle-mecks-cars-a-construction-set-for-kids/id1133207599, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99
  47. Nampa Tivoli by Nampa Design AB
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nampa-tivoli/id1050775269, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $1.99
  48. Peekaboo Barn by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peekaboo-barn/id300590611, iOS Universal, iOS 5.1.1 or later, $1.99
  49. Peek-a-Zoo Underwater by Jenny Talavera, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peek-a-zoo-underwater/id541193144, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99 (also: Peek-a-Zoo: Play Peekaboo Zoo, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peek-a-zoo-play-peekaboo-zoo/id471531262, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99; Peek-a-Zoo Farm, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peek-a-zoo-farm-for-toddlers/id738126623, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99; Peek-a-Zoo Train, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peek-a-zoo-train/id653327324, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99)
  50. Pepi Play apps (several faves…. Pepi Garage, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-garage/id1024617728, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Pepi Bath, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-bath/id505124220, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $1.99; Pepi Ride, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-ride/id935224319, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99; Pepi Super Stores, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-super-stores/id1198599796, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Pepi Doctor, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-doctor/id733788136, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $1.99)
  51. Peppa Pig™: Theme Park by Entertainment One, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peppa-pig-theme-park/id1060102144, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99
  52. PlayToddlers apps (several faves: Sweet Home Stories (Full), https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sweet-home-stories-full/id1201347351, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Happy Daycare Stories (Full), https://apps.apple.com/us/app/happy-daycare-stories-full/id1132198474, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Daily Shopping Stories (Full), https://apps.apple.com/us/app/daily-shopping-stories-full/id1259820579, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99)
  53. Pogg – kids game for language by Ricky Vuckovic, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pogg-kids-game-for-language/id330964517, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $.99
  54. Rivet: Better Reading Practice by Area 120 by Google, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rivet-better-reading-practice/id1405632917, iOS Universal, iOS 11 or later (can use on older iOS if previously purchased it), FREE. Lots of great early readers with opportunities to target Core Vocabulary. I love that you can tap on a word to see a simple definition & record yourself saying the word. The speech recognition capabilities appear to be accurate so SLPs will enjoy trying it out. More advanced readers are available and books are available in English & Spanish. I also like that it saves books to “read again” and you can tap a star to save a book to your “favorites”. I’m finding this app much easier to search, navigate and use than Epic…. and it’s always FREE. See more info: https://rivet.area120.com. Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.area120.studybuddy.sagaflutter, Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V7GYNCK. They are also working on a web-based version but it is still in beta… not full featured yet and crashed several times when I tried to use it in Safari on my iPad. So I’d stick with the app.
  55. Sago Mini apps (lots of great apps…. here are some of my faves: Sago Mini Sound Box, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-sound-box/id640709006, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Sago Mini Babies Dress Up, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-babies-dress-up/id1132213599, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, currently FREE; Sago Mini Road Trip, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-road-trip/id871230822, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Sago Mini Friends, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-friends/id1245748156, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Sago Mini Babies, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-babies/id994673739, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Sago Mini Camping, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-camping/id1496657805, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99 as IAP (the app appears to be free but on the opening screen you either choose to purchase it via IAP or if you subscribe to their Sago Mini World it is included)
  56. Sharing with Duckie Deck by Duckie Deck Development, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sharing-with-duckie-deck/id574861323, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $2.99
  57. Shoe the Goose apps (faves are… Monster Truck Doodle, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/monster-truck-doodle/id794631371, iOS Universal, iOS 13.0 or later, $.99; Cookie Doodle, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cookie-doodle/id342128086, iOS Universal, iOS 13.0 or later, $.99 – both can be used on older iOS if previously purchased it)
  58. Spark Speech – Core Verbs by Jesse Emling
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spark-speech-core-verbs/id1534629064, iPad only, iOS 12 or later, $1.99 (9 mini books targeting the following verbs: go, stop, turn, push, pull, make, open, close, play; there are no voiceovers)
  59. Super Hen Hunt – Maze for Kids by Busy Things Limited, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/super-hen-hunt-maze-for-kids/id1269053210, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $1.99. Fun way to target Core Vocabulary (go, turn, look, open, help, open, etc…) plus directional concepts (forward, back, right, left).
  60. The Zwuggels – Beach Holidays and Treasure Hunt by Ploosh GmbH, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-zwuggels-beach-holidays-and-treasure-hunt/id1143084088, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-zwuggels-beach-holidays-and-treasure-hunt/id1143084088, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99. Full review & list of Core Vocabulary in each section of the game: https://bit.ly/2FhhNRW
  61. Toca Boca apps (lots of great apps…. here are some of my faves: Toca Pet Doctor, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-pet-doctor/id808108897, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Tea Party, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-tea-party/id424174500, iPad only, iOS 10.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Train, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-train/id521640355, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Kitchen Monsters, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-kitchen-monsters/id510301841, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, FREE; Toca Hair Salon Me, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-hair-salon-me/id730873197, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Store, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-store/id442705759, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Dance Free, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-dance-free/id1091215595, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE (there is also a full version of the app for $3.99))
  62. Toddlers: Round and round by Droplace, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toddlers-round-and-round/id1195530606, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE
  63. Wee Taps apps (a few faves… Wee Trains, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wee-trains/id1040501662, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Wee Subs, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wee-subs/id583712953, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Moon Tunes – Music Player For Kids, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/moon-tunes-music-player-for-kids/id928624034, iPad only, iOS 7.1 or later, FREE)
  64. Where Is My Little Square Bear? by Eli Hooper, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/where-is-my-little-square-bear/id1200609756, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE (see this post for free printables that I made for this app: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2020/07/17/free-app-pdf-with-8-pages-of-free-printables-to-target-core-vocabulary-articulation-rhyming-created-by-angela-moorad-ms-ccc-slp-omazing-kids/)
  65. WoodieHoo Pirates by RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-pirates/id1459250037, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, currently FREE (also: WoodieHoo Dress Up: Animal Fun, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-dress-up-animal-fun/id1450403346, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, currently FREE; WoodieHoo Birthday Party, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-birthday-party/id1475606131, iOS Universal, iOS 12.0 or later, currently FREE; WoodieHoo Animal Friends World, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-animal-friends-world/id1354902296, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE)
  66. Yammy Yam by VLADIMIR KRUCHININ, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/yammy-yam/id1240704838, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE

For older kids & teens, I also use a variety of sports-themed and game apps:

  1. Air Hockey by Acceleroto, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/air-hockey/id286106725, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $.99
  2. Basketball Arcade Pro by Buildandteach Media, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/basketball-arcade-pro/id1495596014, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, currently FREE
  3. Battle Pinball by Tuokio Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/battle-pinball/id1316894856, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE
  4. Do Not Touch (by Nickelodeon) by Nickelodeon, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/do-not-touch-by-nickelodeon/id1355139969, iOS Universal, iOS 11.0 or later (an AR app that works on compatible devices), FREE
  5. Galaxy Bowling by Jason Allen, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/galaxy-bowling/id441222559, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99
  6. iBasket Pro- Street Basketball by Ludei, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ibasket-pro-street-basketball/id370402172, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $2.99
  7. Sprinkle Junior by Mediocre AB, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sprinkle-junior/id474724068, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $1.99
  8. Thinkrolls by AVOKIDDO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/thinkrolls/id917176209, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99
  9. Thinkrolls 2 by AVOKIDDO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/thinkrolls-2/id968707176, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99
  10. Unicorn Glitterluck by HABA by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/unicorn-glitterluck-by-haba/id1051209606, iOS Universal, iOS 11.0 or later, $3.99
  11. World Cup Soccer by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/world-cup-soccer/id1236162636, iPad only, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99

And for those who love using Boom Cards there are several great decks targeting Core Vocabulary.

In case anyone needs help getting started with Boom Cards:

1. Sign up for the free Starter account: https://wow.boomlearning.com

2. Install the free app on your iPad. Boom Cards by Omega Labs, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/boom-cards/id1041141473, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, FREE). If you use an Android tablet look for the app in the Google Play App Store.

3. Then start searching through their store for Boom Card decks. There are lots of great free ones. Every Friday you can search by “flashfridayfreebie” and find several. But you can find others just by looking through the store. It’s kind of like Teachers Pay Teachers in that many of the creators have at least one free item. The “paid” ones are on a point system. Many of the sellers over on TPT also have Boom Cards there. When you download one there it will contain a link to unlock the deck over on the Boom Learning site.

4. I haven’t tried creating my own Boom Card decks yet so I don’t know how easy it is… I just recently started looking at them to see what all the buzz was about.

5. If you’ve followed my page for many years and have used lots of apps, Boom Cards seem to be the fad right now (like when apps first came out). But even the best Boom Card decks that I’ve seen aren’t anywhere near the quality of a well designed app. It will be interesting to see how sustainable Boom Cards will be since most of the folks are looking for free decks.
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Looking for apps to target other goals? Take a look at this post…. some of those apps are no longer available but it’s at least a good starting point: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/12/31/the-ipad-the-slp-in-2017-app-list-for-slps-sorted-by-goal-area/ (I’m in the process of working on a new version of that post but it will be awhile since there are so many apps to go through)
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It took me quite a bit of time to compile this list so please mention OMazing Kids when sharing it on social media and do not copy/paste it onto other blogs or documents or upload it to servers. I have it available here on my blog and plan on keeping my blog up for the foreseeable future.

Thanks,

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC
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170 Free iOS Apps for Occupational Therapists – list compiled by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids

Here is a list of 170 iOS apps that are currently FREE that pediatric Occupational Therapists may find helpful to use in therapy or as carryover activities to share with families. Some of the apps could target multiple goals but I’ve tried to generally organize them in the list. Most of these apps are not just for use by OTs. I used most of these apps but for different therapeutic reasons as a SLP. And many of them can just be used for fun. I downloaded and tried out all apps before adding them to the list. All apps prices and availability were verified in the USA App Store at the time I wrote this post at 6:00pm CST on 5/13/20. You can save the PDF of this post in the iBooks app on your iPad and then tap on each link to go to that app in the App Store (it’s an 8-page PDF).  I only have access to the USA App Store so be sure to check prices before downloading in other countries.

Tips:

  1. Many of the apps have IAPs (in-app purchases) to add extra features or have unsecured links so make sure the iPad is in “airplane mode” and toggle off the ability to download IAPs in the Settings area BEFORE opening the app. Even apps with “secured links” could be hacked by some kids so it’s always wise to go ahead do these two things before using apps with kids. I typically avoid apps with ads (some can be blocked via “airplane mode” but others cannot).  It’s also wise to use Guided Access to prevent exiting the app you are using.
  2. If you like a “lite” version of an app, it is always a good idea to see if there is a full paid version of the app to purchase vs. using an IAP to upgrade within a free lite app. I’ve had enough problems with IAPs and trying to restore IAPs to avoid them as much as possible. Also most schools & public agencies have purchasing regulations that make it difficult or impossible to purchase items via IAP but can purchase a full paid app. This is the same reason that I typically avoid apps that require a subscription.
  3. If you are looking for Android apps, the quickest way to see if an app has an Android version is to copy the name of an app and then paste into the search area on the Google Play app store or Amazon app store. If the app is available it may not be free on those platforms and/or may contain ads so look closely at each app description. Also look at reviews to see how well apps function since Android versions of apps may not be updated as frequently as iOS apps.

Disclaimers: I’m an SLP not an OT. But I worked with enough fabulous OTs and COTAs over my career and connected virtually with a few others to have a general idea of the types of apps that may be helpful to them. Of course every app that I share will not be a good fit for every child so it’s up to you to determine the ones to use with your particular patients. The purpose of this list is to share free resources but I also want folks to know there are hundreds of fabulous apps that are often very affordably priced or may even be free on a particular day. Please see this blog post and follow OMazing Kids on social media: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/12/31/the-ipad-the-slp-in-2017-app-list-for-slps-sorted-by-goal-area/. I plan on updating that huge post soon. 

Activities of Daily Living:

  1. iDo Hygiene –Daily life skills activities, for individuals with special needs (full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ido-hygiene-daily-life-skills-activities-for-individuals/id994899641
  2. iDo Community – kids with special needs learn to act independently in the community by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ido-community-kids-special-needs-learn-to-act-independently/id931891099
  3. iDo Food – Kids with special needs learn dining skills (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ido-food-kids-special-needs-learn-dining-skills-full/id931891855
  4. iDo Chores – Daily activities and routine tasks for kids with special needs (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ido-chores-daily-activities-routine-tasks-for-kids/id931894090 (all IAPs are free)
  5. iDo Getting Dressed – Learn the Routine of wearing clothes, for individuals with special needs. (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ido-getting-dressed-learn-routine-wearing-clothes-for/id994900654
  6. Sequence it! – Create and arrange sequences, for kids with autism and other special needs by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sequence-it-create-arrange-sequences-for-kids-autism/id1054793304
  7. Sago Mini Babies Dress Up by Sago Mini, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-babies-dress-up/id1132213599
  8. WoodieHoo Dress Up: Animal Fun by RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-dress-up-animal-fun/id1450403346
  9. WoodieHoo Brushing Teeth by RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-brushing-teeth/id1436715435
  10. Philips Sonicare For Kids by Philips, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/philips-sonicare-for-kids/id1002285219
  11. Brush Teeth with The Wiggles by The Wiggles International Pty Limited, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/brush-teeth-with-the-wiggles/id1113805211
  12. Toothbrush Games by Ogilvy & Mather Deutschland GmbH, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toothbrush-games/id641153644
  13. TVOKids Tooth Time by TVO Apps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tvokids-tooth-time/id628201571
  14. 32teeth by appomart.com, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/32teeth/id1440048812
  15. Harry’s Healthy Garden by BabyFirst, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/harrys-healthy-garden/id944767396
  16. Feed Twip – Kids learn how to cook healthy food by GAMABILIS, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/feed-twip-kids-learn-how-to-cook-healthy-food/id1173483671
  17. Kid Eats by Learning Games Lab, NM State University, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kid-eats/id1164545702
  18. Foodsburg by BubbleBud Kids by Dweek Studios, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/foodsburg-by-bubblebud-kids/id1445107729
  19. Veggie Bottoms HD Healthy Eating Made Fun for Kids by Red Card Studios, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/veggie-bottoms-hd-healthy-eating-made-fun-for-kids/id626569693
  20. Veggie Bottoms Kitchen Helper – Timer & Converter by Red Card Studios, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/veggie-bottoms-kitchen-helper-timer-converter/id1120279485 (I liked the content enough to share it but be sure iPad is in “airplane mode” to block ads. Also has links to other apps in App Store so be sure to toggle off ability to purchase apps or IAPs)
  21. Pick Your Plate! by Smithsonian Institution, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pick-your-plate/id1471647935
  22. HEALTHY HAROLD, HEALTHY ME by Life Education Australia, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/healthy-harold-healthy-me/id983491310
  23. Bento Box Shapes by Two Bulls, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bento-box-shapes/id665768495
  24. Space Chef by The Lawrence Hall of Science, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/space-chef/id1024085303
  25. Laugh & Learn™ Puppy’s Nose by Fisher-Price, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/laugh-learn-puppys-nose/id415895632

Adapted Leisure:

  1. CanTunes by University of Victoria, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cantunes/id670015849 (adapted access to music)
  2. YouTube Kids by Google LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/youtube-kids/id936971630
  3. Just Dice by Code Redman Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/just-dice/id470876937
  4. Miney Mo by One to Zero, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/miney-mo/id1242461053
  5. Chwazi Finger Chooser by Tenda Digital, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chwazi-finger-chooser/id689674978
  6. Picture Dots by New York Hall of Science, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/picture-dots/id1225538365

Adapted Writing:

  1. SnapType by SnapType, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/snaptype/id1124115982 (free lite version)

Building / Creating:

  1. Build A Truck by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/build-a-truck/id734640915
  2. Labo Train (4+) by Labo Lado Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/labo-train-4/id914323527 (free with IAP for more content. I always just use the easiest level)
  3. Labo Brick Car (6+) by Labo Lado Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/labo-brick-car-6/id1139669780 (free with IAP for more content)
  4. Brick Train Build Game 4 Kids by Labo Lado Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/brick-train-build-game-4-kids/id1481293079 (free with IAP for more content)
  5. Paper Plate Art Game for Kids by Labo Lado Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/paper-plate-art-game-for-kids/id1460529275 (lite version – get the full paid version if you want all the activities)
  6. KOMA KOMA for iPad by TriggerDevice Co.,Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/koma-koma-for-ipad/id635794784 (Super easy to make stop motion videos. Fun to pair with off-iPad building activities)

Dot-to-Dot:

  1. DotToDot numbers &letters lite by Apps in My Pocket Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dottodot-numbers-letters-lite/id333210438 (lite version – get the full paid version if you want all the activities)
  2. Dot-to-Dot Adventure Lite by GiggleUp Kids Apps And Educational Games Pty Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dot-to-dot-adventure-lite/id623673590 (lite version – get the full paid version if you want all the activities)
  3. Connect the Dots and Count by Whisper Arts, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/connect-the-dots-and-count/id896144409 (use in “airplane mode” to block ads, has IAPs for additional content)
  4. Dots n’ Draw by Prabhjeet Singh
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dots-n-draw/id1070460975 (can toggle off grid and toggle on dark mode for High Contrast; can move the dots to create your own dot to dot activity)

(I didn’t find any other free dot-to-dot apps that have enough useable content, are well designed, didn’t have ads and/or are still available in the App store. I’d love to add to this section if anyone knows of any. But there are several good affordably priced dot-to-dot apps in the App Store.)

Drawing & Coloring (may want to consider using a stylus or adapted stylus as the writing tool):

  1. Simple Whiteboard by Qrayon by Qrayon, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/simple-whiteboard-by-qrayon/id1327954704
  2. Tayasui Sketches School by Tayasui. Can import own picture. Has unsecured links when exporting creation. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tayasui-sketches-school/id1354087061
  3. Hello Crayons. Can import own picture. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hello-crayons/id440149103, iOS (has IAPs for additional features)
  4. Brushes Redux. Can import own picture. Lots of cool features for textures of painting. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/brushes-redux/id932089074
  5. Autodesk SketchBook. Can import own picture. Incredible amount of features, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/autodesk-sketchbook/id883738213
  6. SketchBook Motion. Can import own picture. Has a limit of 3 scenes without a subscription. Similar to #5 but allows adding animation: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sketchbook-motion/id1061224933
  7. Scribbaloo Paint. A nice super simple kids painting app. Can take a picture of the finished creation. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scribbaloo-paint-simple-easy-to-use-painting-app-for/id959974785
  8. Coloring Games: Painting, Glow by RV AppStudios LLC. Includes fun paint, color fill, drawing, glow pen, number paint & water art (a swipe to uncover watercolor) activities. Completed art is saved to an art gallery within the app. Nice settings options to toggle off background music, select language, choose which activities you want visible as options, toggle off the “show more apps button”, etc. Has links behind parental gate. They have free printable coloring pages on their website, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/coloring-games-painting-glow/id1480696573
  9. Zen Studio meditation for kids by EDOKI ACADEMY, A unique geometric finger painting app designed to help children relax and focus. Calming instrumentals play as you tap or swipe. Nice Parent and Teacher Guide in the app, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zen-studio-meditation-for-kids/id1051358262 (be sure to get the in-app purchase to upgrade to the full app while it is free).
  10. Crayola Color Camera by Crayola, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crayola-color-camera/id1481094201 (turn any picture into a coloring page that can then be saved to the Camera Roll for importing into a coloring app or printed for coloring with real crayons)
  11. Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets by Crayola, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crayola-scribble-scrubbie-pets/id1475682282
  12. Draw and Tell HD by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/draw-and-tell-hd/id504752087
  13. DRAWING FOR KIDS Games! Apps 2 by Bini Bambini Academy, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/drawing-for-kids-games-apps-2/id908698556 (Love how it guides you through the tracing and then your drawing is animated. Lite app with IAPs for additional content. You’ll have to be very careful to avoid accidentally tapping on the IAPs or subscription. An adult will need to get it to the screen you want and then lock it in via Guided Access. Also be sure to use in “airplane mode and toggle off the ability to purchase apps or IAPs in your iPad settings. The full paid version is only $4.99: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/drawing-for-kids-learning-apps/id908695341)
  14. Drawing Educational Kids Games by Bini Bambini Academy, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/drawing-educational-kids-games/id1225122654 (Love how it guides you through the tracing and then your drawing is animated and dances. Lite app with IAPs for additional content. You’ll have to be very careful to avoid accidentally tapping on the IAPs. So be sure to use in “airplane mode and toggle off the ability to purchase apps or IAPs in your iPad settings)
  15. Happy Panda – Color by Numbers by Roman Timurson, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/happy-panda-color-by-numbers/id1467662535 (lite with IAP for additional content)
  16. Finger Paint with Sounds. Fun immediate cause/effect while painting with music. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/finger-paint-with-sounds/id586598528
  17. A new free cause-effect drawing app that plays classical music as soon as you start drawing and stops as soon as your finger is off the screen. Plain black background & rainbow colored drawing. If you don’t want it to save the drawings to your camera roll be sure to tap “no” when camera permissions pops up (or toggle off saving in the app settings (in iPad Settings area, scroll down to app name). You can also pick a different background color, etc. I played with the app for awhile and did not see any ads. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rainbowy/id1467288651
  18. Oh ! The magic drawing app. Fun creating with shapes. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/oh-the-magic-drawing-app/id977170314 (IAPs to “tip” the developer)
  19. Monster Coloring Book. Includes “tap to fill” option, stickers, paint with patterns, etc.. There are four options for classical background music and options to adjust the levels of music and sound effects in the settings area. Includes an in app art gallery to edit, save and share the creations. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/monster-coloring-book/id435676573
  20. Inspirit – the art of mandala. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/inspirit-the-art-of-mandala/id1262728983
  21. Woolizoo’s Art & Craft Creator by Nick Fettke, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woolizoos-art-craft-creator/id900329038

Executive Functioning / Planning / Routines:

  1. Time In Kid by Moving Graphics, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/time-in-kid/id1283205523
  2. Little Timer Hatch Countdown by Bitscuit Games, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-timer-hatch-countdown/id1496908204 (IAP for additional features)
  3. Time Timer: iPad Edition by Time Timer LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/time-timer-ipad-edition/id434081367
  4. Time Timer by Time Timer LLC (iPhone version), https://apps.apple.com/us/app/time-timer/id332520417
  5. My Own Interactions by Hiffa Oy Ab, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-own-interactions/id1069032256, iPad only (A visual schedule app to keep track of your daily life with text, pictures, photos, video and sound, in a way that makes sense for you.)
  6. Kids ToDo List by LITALICO Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kids-todo-list/id1250309171
  7. myHomework Student Planner by Rodrigo Neri, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/myhomework-student-planner/id303490844 (IAPs for additional features)
  8. Google Calendar: Time Planner by Google LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-calendar-time-planner/id909319292
  9. Reminder with Voice Reminders by Sergio Licea. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/reminder-with-voice-reminders/id469454389 (IAP for additional features)
  10. Google Keep – Notes and lists by Google LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-keep-notes-and-lists/id1029207872
  11. Google Assistant by Google LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-assistant/id1220976145
  12. SuperNote Notes Recorder&Photo by FITNESS22 LTD, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/supernote-notes-recorder-photo/id484001731 (IAPs for additional features)
  13. Mind Magnets Info Organizer—Visual Grid Checklists by Adams Immersive, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mind-magnets-info-organizer-visual-grid-checklists/id1000970772
  14. Popplet by Notion, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/popplet/id374151636 (full version currently free, there is a free lite version to try out when this goes back up to full price)
  15. iMindMap Kids by OpenGenius Limited, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/imindmap-kids/id1296769948
  16. Buncee by Buncee LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/buncee/id1093956684
  17. Post-it® by 3M Company, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/post-it/id920127738
  18. nemonic – Sticky Notes App by MANGOSLAB Co.,Ltd., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nemonic-sticky-notes-app/id1241934178
  19. Toodledo by Pink Java Media, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toodledo/id292755387 (IAP for additional features)
  20. Focus Matrix – Task Manager by Denys Yevenko, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/focus-matrix-task-manager/id1107872631 (IAP for additional features)
  21. CanPlan by University of Victoria, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/canplan/id598687543
  22. What2Expect by University of Victoria, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/what2expect/id1234304140
  23. Notepad+: Note Taking App by Apalon Apps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/notepad-note-taking-app/id920402079 (free lite version)

Games:

  1. Whale Trail Junior by ustwo games, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/whale-trail-junior/id569862218
  2. Square-Off – An Educational Game from School Zone by School Zone Publishing, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/square-off-an-educational-game-from-school-zone/id369230474
  3. Pig Pens by James Durie, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pig-pens/id1448367077
  4. Sound Memo – game for autism by Likomp, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sound-memo-game-for-autism/id763446082

Handwriting & Tracing:

  1. LetterWorks by Alphabet Galleries, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letterworks/id735255024
  2. Handwriting Heroes by Cheryl Bregman, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/handwriting-heroes/id1057029973
  3. Writing Wizard – Handwriting by L’Escapadou, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/writing-wizard-handwriting/id1305242235 (free lite version, has IAPs. If you want all the content, get the full paid app instead)

Hidden Pictures:

  1. Hidden Pictures Puzzle Play by Highlights for Children, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hidden-pictures-puzzle-play/id1462177299 (Has one free hidden pictures puzzle every day. You’ll have to be very careful to avoid accidentally subscribing. I’d suggest the adult navigate to a free puzzle and then use Guided Access to block exiting that area.)

(I didn’t find any free hidden picture apps that have enough useable content, are appropriate for kids, are well designed, didn’t have ads and/or are still available in the App store. I’d love to add to this section if anyone knows of any.)

Home Activities:

  1. OT at Home by Augusta University, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ot-at-home/id1194078736

Mazes:

  1. Maze Jam by Unusually Brilliant Educational Resources LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/maze-jam/id1458832763
  2. Animal Maze by Busy Things Limited, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/animal-maze/id1256364055
  3. Roly And The Leafy Lair by Play9 Studios, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/roly-and-the-leafy-lair/id1478368388
  4. BeeAmazed! Full by Geo Tots, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/beeamazed-full/id1025619742 (full version currently free, there is a free lite version to try out when this goes back up to full price)
  5. Vehicle Maze – Find a route through the maze by STEP BY STEP, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/vehicle-maze-find-a-route-through-the-maze/id1186201607
  6. Animal Maze – Find a route through the maze by STEP BY STEP, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/animal-maze-find-a-route-through-the-maze/id1186203082
  7. Monster Maze – Find a route through the maze by STEP BY STEP, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/monster-maze-find-a-route-through-the-maze/id1186203975

Money & Budgeting:

  1. The Candy and the Coinbot by Applause Learning, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-candy-and-the-coinbot/id1058915119
  2. Envelope+ Kid by Robert E Carr Jr, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/envelope-kid/id949620009
  3. Mind Your Own Budget by K20 Center – University of Oklahoma, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mind-your-own-budget/id721772106
  4. Money Mammals Needs vs Wants by Lanza Entertainment Company, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/money-mammals-needs-vs-wants/id910712865
  5. Currency Challenge by Lanza Entertainment Company, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/currency-challenge/id1025252708
  6. Money Mammals Save for a Goal by Lanza Entertainment Company, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/money-mammals-save-for-a-goal/id1128245668
  7. Dollars & Cents Lite by Attainment Company, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dollars-cents-lite/id738508003 (free lite version, has IAPs. If you want all the content, get the full paid app instead)

Movement:

  1. Spin-n-Move by Learning Games Lab, NM State University, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spin-n-move/id1470631675
  2. Jungle Gym 1 by Learning Games Lab, NM State University, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jungle-gym-1/id1245786895
  3. Jungle Gym 2 by Learning Games Lab, NM State University, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jungle-gym-2/id1470677918
  4. GoNoodle Games by GoNoodle, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gonoodle-games/id1497169748

 Multiple Goals:

  1. Khan Academy Kids by Khan Academy, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/khan-academy-kids/id1378467217 (organized by grade level and activity type)
  2. Daniel Tiger for Parents by PBS KIDS, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/daniel-tiger-for-parents/id1185651115

 Play:

  1. WoodieHoo Animal Friends World by RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-animal-friends-world/id1354902296
  2. WoodieHoo Birthday Party by RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-birthday-party/id1475606131

Pre-Vocational Skills:

  1. Community Success Lite by Attainment Company, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/community-success-lite/id739174434 (free lite version, has IAPs. If you want all the content, get the full paid app instead)
  2. Computers at Work Lite by Attainment Company, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/computers-at-work-lite/id833882884 (free lite version, has IAPs. If you want all the content, get the full paid app instead)
  3. MatchTime Lite by Attainment Company, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/matchtime-lite/id987945960 (free lite version, has IAPs. If you want all the content, get the full paid app instead)
  4. Personal Success Lite by Attainment Company, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/personal-success-lite/id985701251 (free lite version, has IAPs. If you want all the content, get the full paid app instead)
  5. JobPro: Get Hired! by Etcetera Edutainment, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jobpro-get-hired/id1036998640
  6. JobPro: My Life by Etcetera Edutainment, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jobpro-my-life/id1326276174

Safety: 

  1. Ready Set Dial by Little Bit Studio, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ready-set-dial/id1435714699
  2. Little Bird by AVG Technologies, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-bird/id448923255 (Internet safety)
  3. RED CROSS – Accident prevention and first aid for children by Cruz Roja Española, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/red-cross-accident-prevention-and-first-aid-for-children/id1032660603
  4. Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim by Stew Leonard’s, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/stewie-the-duck-learns-to-swim/id514573567
  5. Sign Bingo by Timothy McLenegan, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sign-bingo/id656984122

Sensory & Calming:

  1. Magic Fluids Lite by Mad Scientist, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/magic-fluids-lite/id1437514764 (lite version with IAPs for additional features)
  2. fluidity HD by nebulus design, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fluidity-hd/id399403909 (free with IAPs to add more features)
  3. Fluid 2 by Fabien Sanglard, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fluid-2/id317959717
  4. Classical Music Shapes Colors by Bret Lester, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/classical-music-shapes-colors/id963541488 (IAP to add more features)
  5. Super Stretch Yoga HD by The Adventures of Super Stretch, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/super-stretch-yoga-hd/id456108738
  6. Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame by Sesame Street, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/breathe-think-do-with-sesame/id721853597
  7. Autism 5-Point Scale EP by Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/autism-5-point-scale-ep/id467303313
  8. Focus 1-2-3 by Oranda, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/focus-1-2-3/id954506517
  9. Kids Mindfulness Meditations by Wellbeyond Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kids-mindfulness-meditations/id1082891966 (usually has IAP for additional content but currently all free until 6/30/20)
  10. The Breathing Butterfly by Elfenworks Productions LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-breathing-butterfly/id975817441
  11. 1-Min Calm by For Jack and Jill, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/1-min-calm/id997960262
  12. Calming Bottle by eSolution, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/calming-bottle/id1029767551
  13. MindShift CBT – Anxiety Canada by Anxiety Canada Association, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mindshift-cbt-anxiety-canada/id634684825

Visual Discrimination Skills:

  1. Maxilotto Animals by SEJER, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/maxilotto-animals/id1275102102
  2. Everyday Life Lotto by SEJER, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/everyday-life-lotto/id1275102326
  3. Maxilotto Food by SEJER, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/maxilotto-food/id1275102313
  4. TVOKids Match-a Match-a Island by TVO Apps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tvokids-match-a-match-a-island/id751595890
  5. Princess Match: Learning Game Kids & Toddlers Free by wonderkind GmbH, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/princess-match-learning-game-kids-toddlers-free/id508464233
  6. PopPet Pop with Bato by OTATAA, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/poppet-pop-with-bato/id1064503211
  7. What´s missing here? by appp media UG, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/what-s-missing-here/id549919603
  8. Little Finder – The Hidden Object Game for Kids by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-finder-the-hidden-object-game-for-kids/id491990709
  9. My Little Suitcase – The Memory Board Game by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-little-suitcase-the-memory-board-game/id527319993 (may not work on iOS 11.0 or later)

Visual Perceptual Skills:

  1. Fill the Matrix – Place items in the correct cells by STEP BY STEP, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fill-the-matrix-place-items-in-the-correct-cells/id1135867233
  2. Mosaics – Arrange colorful pieces to form a mosaic by STEP BY STEP, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mosaics-arrange-colorful-pieces-to-form-a-mosaic/id1186205878
  3. Pair By Kind – Match visually related items by STEP BY STEP, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pair-by-kind-match-visually-related-items/id1135858883
  4. LudiTab Spatial Recognition by SEJER, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/luditab-spatial-recognition/id1275104117
  5. LudiTab Geometric Shapes by SEJER, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/luditab-geometric-shapes/id1275102336
  6. LudiTab Sizes by SEJER, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/luditab-sizes/id1275104569
  7. LudiTab Numeration by SEJER, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/luditab-numeration/id1275103847
  8. Large Puzzle Firefighters by SEJER, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/large-puzzle-firefighters/id1275101358
  9. Large Puzzle Pirates by SEJER, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/large-puzzle-pirates/id1275101758
  10. Puzzle Pop HD by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/puzzle-pop-hd/id479407696
  11. Comomola Planets Puzzle by Comomola Studios S.L., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/comomola-planets-puzzle/id1315036689 (IAP also free)
  12. Shapes Builder – Educational tangram puzzle game for preschool children by Play Toddlers (Free Version) by PlayToddlers, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/shapes-builder-educational-tangram-puzzle-game-for/id1084234490 (free lite version, has IAPs. If you want all the content, get the full paid app instead)
  13. Very Hungry Caterpillar Shapes by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/very-hungry-caterpillar-shapes/id1042298797
  14. Laugh & Learn™ Shapes & Colors by Fisher-Price, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/laugh-learn-shapes-colors/id490650819
  15. RelationShapes by Vizuvizu LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/relationshapes/id1143015542
  16. Piko’s Blocks – Spatial Lite by Creetah Ltd., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pikos-blocks-spatial-lite/id1131697579 (get full paid version if you want more content)
  17. Letter Cross Tracking by Visual learning for Life, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letter-cross-tracking/id971121786 (free with IAP for more content)
  18. Spatial Line Puzzles by Visual learning for Life, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spatial-line-puzzles/id917127352 (free with IAP for more content)
  19. Slice & Splice Lite by Roman Timurson, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/slice-splice-lite/id590307847

Looking for apps to make your own jigsaw puzzles for specific high interest areas? Here are three apps that allow you to import pics to create your own puzzles:

  1. Puzzlfy app is my favorite for making simple puzzles: Puzzlfy – Jigsaw Puzzles by Radius60 Studios, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/puzzlfy-jigsaw-puzzles/id880679870 (may not work on iOS 11 or later).
  2. Jigsaw Puzzle Collection HD by Veraxen Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jigsaw-puzzle-collection-hd/id642831690
  3. Jigsaw Box Puzzles by Sparkle Apps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jigsaw-box-puzzles/id374251470

For all of three you’ll need to save pics that you want to use to create puzzles to the Camera Roll on your iPad. The downside of these apps are the ads & IAPs but you can block them by putting the iPad into “airplane mode” after you are done downloading pics & before you open the app. It can be expensive to buy the in-app purchases to remove the ads. You’ll also want to toggle off the ability to purchase IAPs as an extra safeguard in the Settings area on your iPad.

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Want to suggest a free iOS app to be added to this list? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page. I’m pretty picky so they need to be well designed apps and be transparent/honest about any IAPs or subscriptions. Please send the link from the USA App Store so I can download and try it out.

It took me quite a bit of time to compile this list so please “tag” OMazing Kids when sharing it on social media and do not copy/paste it onto other blogs or documents or upload it to servers. I have it available here on my blog and plan on keeping my blog up for the foreseable future.

Thanks,

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC

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Free Inclusive Gift Exchange Activity Printable & App

Here is a fun gift exchange idea that I simplified and adapted to make it inclusive for those who need symbols as a visual support and an adapted way to roll dice.

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I made this visual support using the iESLp app (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ieslp/id912953895, iPad only, iOS 8.3 or later) and have uploaded it as a free printable (1 page PDF) here on my blog: https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/gift-roll-free-printable-from-omazing-kids.pdf.

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Use my favorite FREE dice rolling app to avoid having dice flying all over the room and to allow almost anyone to participate: Just Dice by Code Redman Ltd, (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/just-dice/id470876937, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, no ads, no in-app purchases, can select color of background, color of dice, how many dice, tap anywhere on the screen to roll, etc…). This app is seriously awesome and is always free 😃. If you don’t have an iPhone or iPad to use this app, another idea is to use a large foam die from Dollar Tree that’s large enough for kids to hit at with their hand to roll.

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If you own the GoTalk Now app or GoTalk Now Plus app, then head to their free Online Gallery to get a copy of a page I created with hot spots where users can tap to have the item spoken. Each die number and each instruction is a separate hot spot. Instructions for how to find and use the GoTalk Now Online Gallery can be found within the app by going to the home screen and tapping “Help” -> “Users Guide” -> pages 22-24. (Note: Unfortunately the Online Gallery can’t be accessed within the free LITE or Start versions of the GoTalk app)

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Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC
Retired Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist with 28 years experience …. still posting occasionally about apps & AAC stuff.
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{30 Free Kids Game Apps}

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{30 Free Kids Game Apps}

Here are 30 free kids game apps that have enough content to be helpful in therapy sessions. A few have in-app purchases or ads so be sure to have proper safeguards in your iPad settings. Some are older apps and may not work with iOS 11. Some may not always be free so be sure to double check prices before downloading.

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Looking for more great apps to use in therapy? Check out this blog post of apps for SLPs listed by goal areas: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/12/31/the-ipad-the-slp-in-2017-app-list-for-slps-sorted-by-goal-area/

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65 Free Apps for SLPs: a list of apps that have a history of always being free

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65 Free Apps for SLPs: a list of apps that have a history of always being free

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Scroll past the listings of apps broken out by goal area to find a list of 65 apps that are always free: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/12/31/the-ipad-the-slp-in-2017-app-list-for-slps-sorted-by-goal-area/
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{Free App Alert} All of the apps from STEP BY STEP are currently free

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{Free App Alert} All of the apps from STEP BY STEP are currently FREE for a limited time so grab them quickly! Get links on this post: http://bit.ly/2bWPMhd

 

I downloaded them all, tried them out and especially appreciate all the settings options that make these apps “sensory friendly” and “special needs friendly”.

The developer’s Facebook page indicates “in the coming weeks, another 8 apps will be launched (all approved by Apple already) and then we’ll start working on Android versions.” No indication as to whether or not they will also be free but I’ll keep my eyes out for them.

I left 3 installed on my therapy iPad based on goals I’m addressing with current patients. The “Same Same” app is nice for face up identical matching. I have several patients who get frustrated with the “memory” aspect of most memory match games so face up matching is a nice place to start. “Place in Groups” & “Sort by Kind” are good for categorization.

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How to get the FREE iOS app codes hidden in the Starbucks app

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{Free App Code Tips} So maybe everybody else already knew this but I just found out that there are FREE app promo codes hidden in the messages in the Inbox area in the Starbucks app. Cool! I saw a post over in the On Sarah’s iPad Facebook group about this Sago Mini app being free. Awesomesauce! That is one of the few Sago Mini apps that I didn’t have yet and has been on my “wish list”. So I downloaded the Starbucks app on my iPhone and logged in but there were not any messages. A little bummed but then I checked the messages area on the app that had already been installed on my husband’s phone and BINGO! The message was there, I was able to redeem a code and then install it to my iPad from the cloud since he & I share an iTunes account. I then went back through all the old messages in that app on his phone and scored several other apps whose codes had not expired yet. I’m now leaving the Starbucks app installed on my iPhone so I can get new messages about the free apps from this point forward. Guess my hubbie’s love of Starbucks coffee finally paid off… lol 😉

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P.S.  Unless you already love Starbucks and go there frequently, then it wouldn’t be worth your time to try to get free apps via their app. But if you go to Starbucks frequently then be sure to check your messages within the app to see what app freebies may be awaiting you.

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Starbucks by Starbucks Coffee Company
https://appsto.re/us/Y7vVt.i

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FYI… the Apple Store app also frequently has free apps in it. Open the app & scroll down to find them.

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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 over 26 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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