Best FREE (or almost free) iPad apps for “Adapted Literacy” and The Basics: ABCs, 123s, Colors

Originally posted on PlayDreamFUN:

I want to share some of my favorite FREE (or almost free) early literacy iPad apps that are “kid approved”by my students.

Image

Learning the basics: ABCs, 123s, Colors…:

Starfall  (totally Kid approved!) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/starfall-abcs/id395623983?mt=8

Endless ABCs  (great fun learning!)  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/endless-alphabet/id591626572?mt=8

Bitsboard   http://www.friendshipcircle.org/apps/browse/bitsboard/Endless ABC

Color Slapps  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-slapplications/id416365360?mt=8Phone4Kids (has phone keypad to practice their phone numbers and lunch codes)

Numbers (iTouchiLearn)     https://itunes.apple.com/vg/app/itouchilearn-numbers-for-preschool/id419514216?mt=8

Letter School Lite http://letterschool.com

Spell Write Read  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/spell-write-and-read/id517093618?mt=8

Magnetic ABC Lite http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/apps-for-early-elementary/abc-magnetic-alphabet-lite-learn-to-write-for-kids-for-ipad-on-the-itunes-app-store

Image

Adapted Writing:

Collins Big Cat apps (stories to read then write your own version!  there are several FREE on their website – scroll down then click on free downloads)

http://collinsbigcat.com/apps

Toontastic (create cartoons):  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toontastic/id404693282?mt=8

Inkflo (pre-writing & note taking)  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inkflow-think-visually!/id519524685?mt=8Dragon Dictation (dictate written work then can edit)- (already on iPad)

Story Creator  https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/story-creator/id545369477?mt=8

Little Story Maker  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-story-maker/id508287659?mt=8

Cosmic StoryMaker Lite  https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/cosmic-storymaker-lite/id519853876?mt=8

Book Creator Free https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/book-creator-free/id661166101?mt=8

Image

Adapted Reading:

View original 31 more words

Best FREE (or almost free) iPad apps for “Adapted Literacy” and The Basics: ABCs, 123s, Colors

I want to share some of my favorite FREE (or almost free) early literacy iPad apps that are “kid approved”by my students.

Image

Learning the basics: ABCs, 123s, Colors…:

Starfall  (totally Kid approved!) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/starfall-abcs/id395623983?mt=8

Endless ABCs  (great fun learning!)  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/endless-alphabet/id591626572?mt=8

Bitsboard   http://www.friendshipcircle.org/apps/browse/bitsboard/Endless ABC

Color Slapps  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-slapplications/id416365360?mt=8Phone4Kids (has phone keypad to practice their phone numbers and lunch codes)

Numbers (iTouchiLearn)     https://itunes.apple.com/vg/app/itouchilearn-numbers-for-preschool/id419514216?mt=8

Letter School Lite  http://letterschool.com

Spell Write Read  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/spell-write-and-read/id517093618?mt=8

Magnetic ABC Lite http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/apps-for-early-elementary/abc-magnetic-alphabet-lite-learn-to-write-for-kids-for-ipad-on-the-itunes-app-store

Image

Adapted Writing:

Collins Big Cat apps (stories to read then write your own version!  there are several FREE on their website – scroll down then click on free downloads)

http://collinsbigcat.com/apps

Toontastic (create cartoons):  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toontastic/id404693282?mt=8

Inkflo (pre-writing & note taking)  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inkflow-think-visually!/id519524685?mt=8Dragon Dictation (dictate written work then can edit)- (already on iPad)

Story Creator  https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/story-creator/id545369477?mt=8

Little Story Maker  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-story-maker/id508287659?mt=8

Cosmic StoryMaker Lite  https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/cosmic-storymaker-lite/id519853876?mt=8

Book Creator Free https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/book-creator-free/id661166101?mt=8

Image

Adapted Reading:

SpeakColors https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speakcolors/id459123512?ls=1&mt=8

BB Magic Lite (Bob Book)  https://itunes.apple.com/sn/app/bob-books-reading-magic-lite/id408873050?mt=8

ABC Reading Magic  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/abc-reading-magic-1-short/id416896853?mt=8

Please let me know which apps are “kid approved” at your house or classroom.

Enjoy!

xoxo Michelle

Gallery

Take time to pause and enjoy nature! Robin eggs and hatching chicks.

This gallery contains 4 photos.

LOOK!!! This was what I saw last week in the bushes in front of our house. This find was especially SWEET since I was able to share the find with a friend, her little boy, and my own teens. Today … Continue reading

Gallery

Happy 100 Birthday Girl Scouts!!!

This gallery contains 1 photo.

March 12, 2012, TODAY Girl Scouts USA celebrates our 100th Anniversary! As the GS camp song goes… “Horray for Girl Scouts!” (click here to listen to the G- for Generosity song) http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/girl-scouts-greatest-hits/id314147938 I have been a Girl Scout for 20 … Continue reading

Gallery

At our house the 3-second time-out works…. and leads to giggles!

This gallery contains 1 photo.

My children are MUCH older now, but the 3-second time out still works like a charm around here! And it usually leads to laughter and giggles too! Mothering my first son seemed nearly an impossible task requiring my never-ending attention, … Continue reading

Gallery

Valentine’s Day calming, deep-pressure SENSORY socks… to hold, wrap or squeeze (aaah…)

This gallery contains 1 photo.

These socks are the BEST invention E-V-E-R!!!  “Cozy Socks” Thanks to my daughter, Danielle, who took my rice-filled sock idea and made it pretty & crafty & personal & warm!  This year for Christmas she made one custom-crafted “Cozy Sock” … Continue reading