Block-a-doodle-doo app for iPhone/iPad ($.99) by Busythings.co.uk is cute game where you move a chicken riding on a gator looking mobile device through cars and trucks on the street. The user has to problem solve to plan a course to get the chicken through the street filled with cars and trucks that must be moved.
There are 30 levels to choose from with the lower the levels having fewer the obstacles. The higher levels have present a monster, that if not blocked will gobble up your critter!The app opens with a quick tutorial to demonstrate the app.
Block a doodle do app offers a clever way to work on problem solving, visual motor skills and spatial relations.
Line Up app for iPhone/iPad (.99) is another Busythings app that uses adorable little creatures to work on patterning. The student has to use an isolated index finger touch to make the creature the proper color, shape or size.
The creatures do a cute little dance when the pattern is done correctly. If not done correctly, the creature literally is shown the door to make way for the student to try again.
At the opening of the app it provides a quick tutorial (that you can exit anytime). Line Up app has 4 levels to choose from – easy, medium, hard, and work through.
Two more fun spatial reasoning apps to offer your students and to fill your OT i/mTool Kit. Have you used these apps? Share your experience.
Written by guest blogger Carol Hesch, School based OT (the other Carol).
Carol Hesch, OTR is an occupational therapist of 23 years with a passion for helping children learn. She has experience in pediatric acute care, rehabilitation, early intervention and school based therapy. As a member of an iPad team for a large school corporation, she has been exploring the use of mobile technology as a “new age” modality with her students.