Christmas Apps for Fun & Education

It soon will be here, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah and what apps might help with the celebration and learning?

Fun Educational Apps has numerous apps listed for the holidays. Here are some apps that appear appropriate for occupational therapy and educational interventions :

Kids Christmas Pattern Game iconKid’s Christmas Pattern Game (free) for iPhone and iPad provides a little season variation to a skill game of patterning. Rated for 4 year olds and up, this seasonal app will continue to provide practice with sequencing.

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Bo's Matching Christmas iconBo’s Matching Game – (Free) for iPhone and iPad provides early learners with practice with matching 6, 12 or 20 cards. Described as appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers, special needs students of with primary skill levels may enjoy this seasonal matching game. Images are sketches rather than real items.

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Christmas Joy Puzzle icon Christmas Joy Puzzles – (free) for iPhone and iPad provides 4 different scenes with 20 different puzzles to assemble for preschool aged children.

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iLuv Drawing Santa icon HDiLuv Drawing Santa (free) for iPad, is back again provides 13 different step by step seasonal drawing activities for ages 5 to 99 years. iLuv Drawing apps are great apps providing winter theme images to draw. Great for therapy.

Fun Educational Apps has many more apps for Christmas to check out!

Other cultural and seasonal apps as listed in Digital Storytime’s Top Kids Apps for the Holidays:

Menorrah icon Menorah’s By Kids (free) for iPhone and iPad. Light electronic Menorah candles on your iDevice, recite blessing and color your own Menorah are some of the choices in this app.

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Kwanzaa iconKwanzaa Puzzles (free) for iPhone and iPad offers 10 puzzles with three levels of difficulty in a Kwanzaa theme.

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Christmas Charaters iconChristmas Characters (free) for iPhone and iPad is a word game for all ages. 100 different words for all ages. Younger children may require assistance.

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Some fun and learning apps for your OT or teaching iTool Kit!

Do you have any other favorite holiday apps?

Carol

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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4 Responses to Christmas Apps for Fun & Education

  1. Reblogged this on On Sarah's iPad and commented:
    I was going to highlight a couple of these apps myself, but Carol from OT’s with Apps has done the job for me.

  2. Rudolph Knows is my favourite for adding a little more Santa magic for the little ones

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rudolph-knows/id583847123?mt=8

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