Category Archives: Fine Motor Development

Let’s Trace App!

Let’s Trace app is a visual motor integration app for the iPad (.99) that presents simple strokes and shape drawing in a developmental progression. Let’s Tracing app provides visual motor practice for 2-5 year olds learning to trace within lines … Continue reading

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Shelby’s Quest App on Sale – Today (April 30 only!)

For the last day of Occupational Therapy and Autism Awareness Month Shelby’s Quest app for iPad is on sale for 2.99 – today only! Shelby’s Quest app was developed by Kami Bible, OT and features fine motor and visual motor activities. … Continue reading

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Dexteria Jr App from Binary Labs

  Dexteria Jr. app for iPad (2.99) is described on Binary Labs website as “a set of hand and finger exercises that help develop fine motor skills and handwriting readiness. The activities are specially designed for kids age 2-5. New characters, … Continue reading

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Orgami Genie App – On Sale (and other orgami resources!)

Have you ever used origami as an activity for improving visual perceptual, fine motor and direction following with your students (or some adults if used for napkin folding, creating decorations?) ? I have used books and online resources for thematic origami used with … Continue reading

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Bugs and Numbers App (Little Bit Studio offers a free code)

Bugs and Numbers app is new iPhone/iPad app (2.99) developed by Little Bit Studio . The third of their educational apps, this app features math activities and provides  fine motor, visual motor and visual perceptual activities for preschool and elementary ability aged students. The … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Apps and Activities

Looking for more Valentines Theme apps? Here are a few apps and resources to help you with your search for Valentines Day themed apps:    Valentine Slider app – (free) Android. Provides some moderately completes designs for you to slide the … Continue reading

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Motion of a Finger App

   Motion of  a Finger app (free) for iPhone/iPad is a visual motor game requiring accuracy and speed while following a series of 15 different pathways that increase in difficulty. The app is a  Game Center app but did not require … Continue reading

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Fish School App

Fish 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 (& … Continue reading

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Styluses for the Emerging Artists and Writers

Mobile devices provide great opportunity for direct access using fingers to draw, write or tap to interact on a touchscreen tablet any where. With its popular use with children, mobile devices can be yet another tool to transition users to writing tools to work on pencil … Continue reading

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Counting Dots – Ellie’s Games

Ellie’s Game apps are described as “frustration free apps” providing cause effect and simple touch interactive games on the iPad/iPod Touch or Android mobile devices. With simple and clear graphic designs, Ellie Games provides emergent learners with touch activities to … Continue reading

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