Preschool Connect the Dots Game App – Compatible with iPad/iPhone (.99), provides over 200 puzzles with features allowing choices of connecting by numbers, upper and lower case letters.
Customization of features such as autoplay, speaking letters/numbers and choosing categories of the pictures presented (animals, food, objects, transportation) are also provided with in the app. Preschool Connect the Dots shows consistent, great ratings making this a solid app choice.
Other fun fine motor apps to check out are those developed by Shoe the Goose:
Different themes with different activities involving creating on the iPad or iPod requiring fine motor skills with step by step tasks. Here is a YouTube clip of Cookie Doodle.
Do you have any of these apps in your OT iTool Kit? Share how you have used them!
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.
Thanks for the good app ideas!
I downloaded cookie doodle when it was recommended by another teacher, because I knew that our sub the following week was going to be bringing in heart-shaped cookies for the kids to frost.
Spent a few minutes showing her how to use it, and the kids were able to go through the steps of making the sugar cookies, find the heart shaped cookie cutter and then frost/decorate it with her for 1:1 work time, then during our large group activity all 6 of them decorated the actual cookies. It has since become one of my students absolute favorite apps.
Thanks Stacy! What age range of students do you work with?
Shoe the Goose also makes Cake Doodle, Caboodle Doodle and Candy Doodle and more, have you used any others?