When I find apps that I cannot live without in therapy, I feel compelled to share them so that colleagues and parents can enjoy and use them as well! I was fortunate enough to discover Spinlight Studio Apps recently and have enjoyed using them in therapy. I have tried 4 apps from Spinlight listed below:
1. Tallytots: This is not your average counting app. With an array of colors, activities for each number and sing-a-longs, it is sure to keep children motivated and eager to learn their numbers. The constant repetition helps reinforce the numbers learned. Verbal reinforcement (through an adorable airplane) also adds to the fun!
2. Alphatots: You guessed it, for learning the alphabet! This app helps children learn the alphabet using 26 different interactive activities per letter which allows for them to associate the letter with a word/activity.
3. TableTots: By far one of the best apps I’ve found to use in therapy! This app allows you to have a virtual “table” and place objects such as numbers, letters, shapes and other objects (pictures, Dominos for counting, and even money). You can change colors, create puzzles and designs. My clients love it and always request it at the start of each session!
4. Swapsies: My favorite thing about this app is the adorable characters. Children have the opportunity to identify 10 occupations including police officer, baker, etc. Children can take quizzes so that you can see how much they have learned/remember from the activities.
Has anyone else tried these apps? Share with us on Speechbop!