Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Educational apps to help your child learn

from Special iApps:

Special iApps is a non-profit social enterprise, dedicated to helping children learn. We develop apps for the Apple® iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®. All our apps are developed in close co-operation with education professionals, parents and children, and are designed to be suitable for typically developing children and those with learning difficulties or poor fine motor control.
Modern smartphones and touchpads have the potential to transform children's education, because almost all children are attracted to them, and their interface is inherently more usable than that of a traditional desktop computer. However, apps to teach children only succeed if they are designed with an understanding of how children learn.
We recognize that many children are easily distracted, and don't have the mental agility or manual dexterity of a typical adult. We carefully trial our apps with children of varying abilities, and incorporate feedback into our design and testing process.
We work closely with other organizations that support children with disabilities, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and hearing impairment.

Special Stories

Create your own stories with text, pictures and sound. You can read and listen to your stories, print them to any AirPrint-enabled printer, and share them with friends and family. A universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Special Stories has many uses including:
  • Making photo albums about vacations, trips, and other events
  • Improving reading skills
  • Encouraging development of spoken language skills
  • Creating talking books
  • Helping with social skills
  • Explaining step-by-step tasks
  • Practicing foreign language skills
  • Sharing information between home and school
  • Sharing news with distant family and friends

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