Even More Fine Motor Apps

A couple of my really favorite apps that are fun, promote fine motor and visual perceptual skills are My Underwear and Sam Phibian.

My Underwear is an arcadish game with activities of catching underwear, matching colored underwear or patterns of underware to colored or patterned animals. It increases slowly in levels of difficulty to provide appropriate trials for a range of kids (and some of us adults who like…) to play. It also has a visual memory matching game and a paint your underwear activity.

Great for young children and primary school children this is a fun way to sneak in visual perceptual skill development using your mobile device. Not surprising that it rates 4-5 stars in iTunes. Costs $.99 for iPad or iPhone.

Sam Phibian is another fun app featuring a frog that eats insects. Visual tracking/scanning, attention, matching and eye hand coordination is required to make the frog  eat the correct color, quantity and type of insects flying through the air.

A single tap on the insect feeds the frog. Due to the multitasking required this is best for primary school students (or adults ;o). Free; For iPad and iPod. Rated 5 stars in iTunes.

Happy Apping!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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