iPad apps for early learners and autistic learners
ABC Kids is a free phonics and alphabet teaching app that features a series of tracing games to help kids recognize letter shapes, associate them with phonic sounds, and put their alphabet knowledge to use in fun matching exercises.
Autism Emotion uses music and a photo slideshow to help teach about different emotions.
Collection of apps that support at-home learning for autistic learners.
Designed by experts in the field of applied behavior analysis, all Camp Discovery learning games incorporate evidence-based teaching principles. Although Camp Discovery is designed for children with autism, all children can benefit from the carefully developed teaching procedures.
This app introduces "sight words," the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe.
Kids can learn number recognition, sequences, quantity, numerical patterns, and simple addition with the adorable Endless monsters. Each number features interactive sequences and equation puzzles with numbers that come alive, and a short animation that provides context and meaning to each number.
Children can learn phonics, play educational games, and watch family-friendly preschool shows, all in a safe and ad-free digital environment.
Designed to develop kid’s fundamental social and emotional literacy skills. As they play the mini-games, they begin to recognize and understand different emotions and learn new “feelings words” to describe how they and the characters are feeling.
Puzzingo puzzles are full of interactivity, animations, and sounds for repeat learning and play. Unlike jigsaw puzzles, every Puzzingo puzzle piece is named, so preschool children, toddlers, and babies will build vocabulary while playing. Puzzingo supports learning in many languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and UK English. It is well-suited for bilingual parents looking for tools to help kids reinforce a second language.
A dynamic app that runs the gamut of early education and teaches a huge variety of skills to kids of younger ages. It covers everything from math, language skills, social skills, creativity, and self-expression, all the while engaging kids with stunning visuals and fun and exciting gameplay.
A unique, early-intervention application for children with language delay and autism. MITA trains mental integration and language, starting with simple vocabulary, and progressing toward higher forms of language, such as adjectives, verbs, pronouns, and syntax.
Help your child get to sleep faster, regulate their emotions, and learn to focus. Ninja Focus drives positive behavior with its wealth of guided meditations, bedtime stories, yoga flows and poses and music for children ages 3–12.
Twenty-four interactive educational games for your preschool and kindergarten kids. As your pre-K child progresses through the lessons, they earn stickers to add to their board, rewarding them for learning and playing.
Replace your flash cards with 4,400 pictures and 2,200 exercises. This app combines the effectiveness of picture cards with the power and interactivity of the iPad. Create custom exercises and lessons, automatically track performance, and carry your entire library collection with you at all times.
For parents and caregivers, the Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children app provides tools to help families with preschool-aged children on the autism spectrum. Resources in this app are part of the Sesame Street and Autism initiative.
You can access additional project materials online here
An educational, multi-sensory learning tool that helps your child rapidly learn to recognize and read words by sight, sound, and touch. Ideal for ages 0 to 6.
Speech Blubs is a voice-controlled speech therapy app designed to help children learn new sounds and words, and practice speaking in a stimulating, educational environment. Activities trigger sound and word production in toddlers, late talkers (speech delay), children with apraxia of speech, autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, and sensory processing disorder. Don't have an iPad? Don’t worry. Many of these resources are also available
on their website
Speech Blubs also has a blog
with more than 200 articles written by SLPs on various topics, including development, speech, and milestones.
Starfall features English language arts, math, social-emotional development and anti-bullying activities for K–3.
You can also visit Starfall's website
for learning activities, books, movies, songs, and educational games.
Award-winning ABC, phonics, and spelling games. Kids and toddlers put together words through interactive word puzzles. As the child drags a letter puzzle, the name of the letter and the phonics sounds will play. Once the words are completed, children will enjoy silly videos head-lined by the lovable Wonsters.