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!