Fish School App

Fish School iconFish School is an app for your iPad (iOS 3.2 or later) from Duck, Duck Moose currently $1.99.  An app for toddlers and preschoolers, it features colorful fish that swim along and teaches the basics –ABC’s, numbers, and shapes (& more).  

At your tap, the fish swim into the various letters or shapes (think “Finding Nemo”).  You can also tap the balloon in the left lower corner to easily change the game you are playing.

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The app has a fun ‘play’ setting that allows students to touch the fish for different reactions.  There is an ‘ABC song’ option that sings the song while the fish form the letters to the song.Fish School pic3

There is a neat color game that allows you to tap a fish and then all the fish turn that specific color.  It is a cute way to reinforce color learning.

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There is a ‘spot the difference game’–which seems to me to be at a just right level of ease for our kiddos.

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The ‘matching game’ is a memory game–you tap the fish to reveal fish underneath.

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Fish School offers a nice range of games to Fish School offers a nice range of games to work on early educational skills.    I like that it requires either a simple isolated finger touch or a general tap/swipe to the screen.  This second aspect works nicely with some of our more physically challenged students.  The graphics are colorful and tunes are soothing (violin and cello). 

If you work with young students, I recommend you check out this app!

Carol Hesch, OTR

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.


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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