Thank you to Dr. Anne Cronin, OT Professor at WVU and the 2016 OT Graduating Class for their app recommendations!
I appreciate their share of the recommended OT apps as listed below by category:
Wrist Movement Apps
Gyrosynth (iOS 2.99) – GyroSynth is a gesture driven music synthesizer, which takes full advantage of the gyroscope. You can play and modulate the sound by moving your hand through the air.
Labyrinth 2 HD ( iOS iPad; 7.99) – The sequel to the original labyrinth game is available for your iPad, now with new levels for the iPad.
Quell (iOS; iPhone/iPad; 1.99) Quell is a game of logic .
Singing Fingers (iOS; iPhone/iPad; .99) Singing Fingers lets you finger paint with sound. Just touch the screen while you make a sound, and colorful paint appears. Touch the paint to play back the sound .
Glyder 2 app – No longer available (?).
TickTock (Android; free) – Tick Tock Metronome is a simple metronome app.
DancePad (iPad; free) – Finger dancing game for the iPad.
Bongo Touch – (iPhone/iPad; 1.99) – Bongo Touch is a challenging music rhythm game base on finger bongo drum style.
Babies Musical Hands – ( iPad ; .99) (Android; .99) – A musical toy for babies and toddlers for Android and iOS tablets and phones. On tablets, it features 15 brightly colored squares that your baby can touch. Red squares make drum sounds, yellow squares play piano notes, and blue squares play guitar notes. On phones, there are 10 squares to touch.
Large Motor/Physical Activity Apps
Jump Jump Froggy – (iPhone/iPad; free) – A physical fitness and fundamental mathematical concept app encouraging exercise and movement to make Flip the Frog and his colorful friends move.
FitQuest Lite – (iPhone/iPad; free) – FitQuest is an exercise adventure that is fun to play and good for your health. Powered by your own natural movements, jogging in place, hopping and ducking will get baby squirrel safely to the tree house.
NFL Play 60 – (iPhone/iPad; free) Created by the American Heart Association. You run, jump, and turn WHILE HOLDING YOUR DEVICE and your character does the same. You move and your character moves on screen
Other Notable Apps
Quest – (iPhone/iPad; 1.99) QUEST is an interesting task management app with to do list with a game twist.
Puppet Pals – (iPad; free) – Create your own unique shows with animation and audio. Pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.
Quiver 3 D Coloring – (iPhone/iPad; free) The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented reality technology to bring you and your children an extraordinarily magical experience.
Cookie Doodle – (iPhone/iPad; .99) Cookie Doodle is an app for iPhone and iPad which allows kids to recreate the cookie making process in a fun, innovative way.
Pot Smash – ( iPhone/iPad ; free) Challenge your brain while your fingers do the smashing. Combine thinking skills with quick reactions to smash every pot in sight.
Dress Up Professions (iPad; free) (Android; free) – Professions, is an educational game crafted by PlayToddlers, in which the smallest of the house may have fun dressing adorable, providing children with different uniforms of professions, and after doing so, coloring them.
I Get Cooking – (iPhone/iPad; 4.99) i Get… Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequence Books is an application providing photo books for
Thanks and best wishes to the 45 OT students of the 2016 WVU Graduating Class!
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