Lakeshore Learning, a company that sells educational materials, is offering three new iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad apps for free until December 30th. The apps are early literacy skill apps focusing on letter formation, phonics, letter identification, vowel sounds and beginning letter sounds. Although these may not all be helpful to OT’s, the Learning with Letters provides animated directions for their letter formation and ample practice opportunities within the app. You also can select the alphabet letter you want to work on from a drop down list. Below are the three free Lakeshore Learning apps:
Phonics Tic Tac Toe Interactive Game – Focuses on exploring vowel sounds, syllables and more in a game of tic tac toe.
Letter of the Day Interactive Activities – Focuses on exploring the alphabet, provides animated lessons on letter formation, letter sounds and recognition of letters and words by sounds and sight.
Beginning Sounds Interactive Game – Features matching games of recognizing the same beginning sounds.
Thanks to Erin H. for finding these free apps!
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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I could only get 1 game for free. What do I need to do to get all 3?
Joyce, An email was sent to you with some other options to check out. Some apps just stay free for periods of time – it is always a mystery if they will remain free or not!
So sorry! There are more – check out the email I sent and suggested resources for apps.
Lakeshore learning website doesn’t work on my phone. What app do I need or anything to get it to work please?
Unfortunately, the Lakeshore Learning apps do not appear to be available any longer. Many older apps no longer work on current mobile devices due to change in updates with the software.