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iPad Apps for Special Needs

iPad homeschool - iPad Education

iPad Family has reviewed quite a few Education Apps for children, and many of them are useful in certain Special Needs environments.  While this list is not comprehensive (as in it doesn't include all the Special Needs Apps available) we've selected the Apps that are most suitable to learning and having fun for children with special needs. Of course not all apps will be suitable for every child, so please evaluate the App and read our review to see if you feel it is suitable.  We are in dialogue with special needs teachers at the moment and will continue to update this list as we receive suggestions from professional in-school educators. All of these Apps are top of their class, and are well worth considering.  We only review the best Apps, and we've got a list here for you:


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Forestpals Autumn - An educational adventure for preschoolers

Storybook adventure for toddlers, young children and special needs, with lots of interactivity, music and colour!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • 3D animated imagery creates a beautiful forest story that plays like a movie!
  • Meet the first pals: squirrel, rabbit, fox and bird!
  • 6 educational activites to play.
  • Enhance memory, positioning and creativity.
  • Short engaging story with games to play throughout.

Animated toddler book app about life with the forest friends. It brings creativity and learning.



Age Group:
6-12
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Aussie Kids Count Coins

Realistic counting puzzles to help your child with mental arithmetic and money confidence!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • High level counting puzzles provides a comprehensive money counting course for kids!
  • Learn to count with Australian money.
  • Test your brain in challenging ways.
  • Easy to use app for older children.
  • Variety of puzzle types to hold attention.

High level counting puzzles provides a comprehensive money counting course for kids!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Aussie Kids Count Coins

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Aussie Kids Count Coins - STAAPS Interactive


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Four little corners

Beautiful story about the importance of being yourself, perfect for young children!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Interactive book for toddlers and young children, with a beautiful message.
  • Brightly coloured illustrations to hold your child's attention.
  • Teaches young children about shapes.
  • Helps develop problem solving skills.
  • Short book perfect for story time!

Short colourful book for young children with a valuable lesson, stay true to yourself!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Four little corners

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Four little corners - DADA Company


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Tiny Firefighters

Toddler touch and watch app that is beautiful, creative and totally fun!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Watch your delighted toddler as they see what happens when they touch the pictures.
  • A huge range of tappable illustrations that do all sorts of fun things.
  • Teaches your child some of the things that happen in a Fire Station and a Police Station.
  • Enhances eye hand coordination and fine motor skills.
  • Demonstrates cause and effect as your child helps to rescue animals, put out fires and helps lost children, all with a finger tap!

Watch as your young child squeals with delight in this picture book that comes to life for toddlers and others!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Tiny Firefighters

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Tiny Firefighters - wonderkind GmbH


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3-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Wungi Knights

A real 3D Adventure game for little ones...the sort that only their big brothers and sisters usually get to play!!!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Fly by dragon, Ride on Horseback, or Walk around the fairytale land as the hero knight!
  • Lots of educational and fun games for young children 3-6.
  • Experience 3D fun exploring the fairytale world.
  • A definite task to complete which takes about 30 minutes of game play.
  • Self empowering and motivational for young children.

This app really has been created is an amazing way, your little one really feels like they are in an adventure game, the sort that only their big brothers and sisters usually get to play!!!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Wungi Knights

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Wungi Knights - Peter Hofstede


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Shiny Circus

Well designed, educational and fun young children's interactive book and games.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Story book adventure at the circus. Choose the story or game mode for different experiences!
  • Colourful bright app filled with fun and educational activities.
  • The Interactive games are: Dress the Clowns, Balance Me, Creating Order and Ready, Aim, Fire!
  • Good value for money.
  • Read to your child or listen to the narrator.

All the fun of the circus filled with play and learning opportunities for toddlers, young children and special needs.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Shiny Circus

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Shiny Circus - Shiny Things


Age Group:
3-9
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

ABC - Learn to read

Simple app perfect for early readers with multiple choice answers to fully engage your child!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Simple to use app for young children and special needs.
  • Multiple choice answers test your child's reading ability.
  • Helps with upper and lower case letter and word recognition.
  • Learn about colour, shape, position, objects, counting plus more.
  • Available in 8 languages.

Well designed, easy to use app to inspire your child to read...can they choose the correct picture to match the words they are reading?

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
ABC - Learn to read

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: ABC - Learn to read - M & S Johansson


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Playground 1 Best of Edition 1-12

Excellent educationally based pre-school app that has so much variety, one app covers it all!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • 12 popular games for young children and special needs teaching.
  • Memory skills, hand eye coordination, intellect and creativity are all enhanced within this app.
  • A great variety of games all in the one app.
  • Excellent child friend colourful and bright graphics.
  • Easy to use for toddlers and older children.

12 fun and educational games to teach, entertain and challenge your young child.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Playground 1 Best of Edition 1-12



Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Toca Birthday Party

Host a birthday party for 3 guests with your choice of decorations, present and cake!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Learn how to host a birthday party.
  • Invite friends or toys to join you in the birthday party experience.
  • Freedom of choice.
  • Learn social skills as you host your party...divide up the cake, pour the juice and wash up.
  • It's a fun app for little girls and boys who like to host tea parties!

This excellent Birthday party app allows your young child to host parties and learn the skills required to do that.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Toca Birthday Party

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Toca Birthday Party - Toca Boca AB


Age Group:
3-12
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Fashion Doodle

Create your own clothing designs, from 4 different garment types and hundreds of decoration possibilities!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Let your imagination flow!
  • Experiment with how style changes the overall look.
  • This app allows you to try out design and colours. It would be difficult to replicate this learning experience.
  • This is a fun artistic app that is easy to use.
  • Create your own clothing designs, from 4 different garments.

Make your own clothing and dress up your personalised model in this educational, easy to use artistic app by Shoe the Goose!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Fashion Doodle

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Fashion Doodle - Shoe the Goose




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