Doodle Dots App

Familiar with PBS Kids Sprouts , providing educational programming for preschoolers? Sprout has online games as well as a number of apps available for free for iPhone or iPad.

Spouts Doodle Dots App (free) for iPad is one of their free preschool listening game that practices color, shape, number and object recognition given directives such as “touch the diamond”, “touch the blue dot”. Completing each directive correctly draws a part of a picture. It is a simple, easy to use app focused on vocabulary but which may fit into a therapy when working on recognition of basic concepts such as geometric shapes, objects, numbers and colors.

This app provides simple interaction through listening and touch the correct object. There are few options or setting available other than turning music on or off. Navigation in the app is very easy, moving back and forth between screens or to choose a new activity.  Presentation on the screen is clean and simple allowing focus on the task with few distractions. Using the guided access, one of the new iOS6 accessibility features will help keep users in the app.

Sprouts has a few other apps as well as many online games and activities to consider for preschool children. For more games and activities check out Sprouts online:

Something additional for your OT iTool Kit.


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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