Puzzles for Young Learners for Your iPad

Looking for simple puzzles for your student?

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!

Have fun!


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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