A comment from a previous post from Claire requested simple puzzle apps suitable for a student with CP. She was looking for apps with limited pieces. I am assuming that the puzzles would require limited manipulation, possible just a simple touch to initiate getting the piece to go into place and large pieces that can easily be physically targeted.
I started a search of basic puzzle apps that might work. Certainly there are many more apps available, but here is a listing of simple puzzle apps I found that might suit her students needs for limited manipulation:
♦ Little Puzzles or Kids Puzzles by Grasshopper apps – These start with 4 pieces and can be customized with your own pictures and sound. Everyone should know about the Grasshopper apps!
♦ My First App has puzzles for skill levels from 1.5 – 3.5 years of age. http://myfirstapp.com/MyFirstApp/Home.html
♦ My first puzzles – Alexandre Minard’s series of puzzles appear to have four or more pieces that simulates a wooden inset puzzle.
♦ A Bee Sees app has basic preschool skill development with puzzles that are leveled. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bee-sees-learning-letters/id345831563?mt=8
♦ Alien Buddies – Among their activities are puzzles choosing 4, 5 or 6 pieces. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id469461540?mt=8
♦ Shape Puzzle HD free – This appears more difficult. Kindergarten level. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shape-puzzle-hd-free-word/id397674808?mt=8
♦ Heydooda! Animal puzzles – Puzzle apps and inset puzzles app. 1.99 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heydooda!-animal-puzzle-deluxe/id447048746? mt=8
I hope this helps. If anyone else has any suggestions please comment and post!
Basic puzzle apps for your OT iTool Kit!