Here is an app review from Carol Hesch, OTR/L on…
Tap the Frog HD is an App for the iPad (1.99) by Mentals LLC that I use almost daily for fine motor fun with my student’s. The app has colorful graphics, snappy music (that can be turned off) and provides 64 levels of finger tapping and swiping fun!
The student’s follow directions to match colors, help the frogs jump, eat flies, answer true/false questions, do math, — really too many to name–in a timely fashion. Student’s will use finger tapping, swiping, dragging, visual scanning, and bilateral finger use in the higher levels.
Here is a quick video of the app:
The only drawback to the app I have found is that there are simple written directions that a child either needs to read or have read to them so they know what to do with the frog. Usually, I read the directions quickly for the younger students ( grade 1-2 & under). If they did not understand the directions the first time, they see their mistake and can very easily try again. There is no limit to the amount of times they can do a level to earn stars. The better they get the more stars they earn.
There is another version for $1.99, Tap the Frog 2 (Playmous), which is also quite fun and offers a variety of different games.
I highly recommend Tap The Frog for your OT iToolkit!
Carol Hesch, OTR/L
(Thanks Carol H for your review!More apps for your tool kit! – Carol Leynse Harpold, OTR/L)