All Special Needs Apps

iPad Family has reviewed quite a few Education Apps for children, and many of them are useful in certain Special Needs environments. All of these Apps are top of their class, and are well worth considering. We only post the best Apps. You may also be interested in activating portions of the screen to be UN-tappable...

Each of these iPad Apps are high quality and are Apps we recommend. We only put our favourite (10 out of 10) apps on iPadFamily.com.au - Our most recent additions are listed first.

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All Special Needs Apps we recommend:


Storybook adventure for toddlers, young children and special needs, with lots of interactivity, music and colour! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Realistic counting puzzles to help your child with mental arithmetic and money confidence! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Beautiful story about the importance of being yourself, perfect for young children! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Toddler touch and watch app that is beautiful, creative and totally fun! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Well designed, educational and fun young children's interactive book and games. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Simple app perfect for early readers with multiple choice answers to fully engage your child! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent educationally based pre-school app that has so much variety, one app covers it all! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Host a birthday party for 3 guests with your choice of decorations, present and cake! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Create your own clothing designs, from 4 different garment types and hundreds of decoration possibilities! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Totally comprehensive Learn to Write app with excellent work records and statistics by child. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent, easy to use, shop-keeper simulation app for toddlers, young children and special needs fun! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Create your own Tea Party for 3 guests, serve tea, juice and a variety of cakes and biscuits. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Design and decorate your own snowmen, trees and castles, great imaginative fun for small to older children and special needs. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Decorate Christmas Trees with baubles, lights, decorations and presents...fun and relaxing with a selection of Christmas music! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Find the 9 lost objects with Moomin and reunite them with their owners to complete the book app, perfect for children 4 to 9 and special needs. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent spelling and recognition app in 4 languages for reading aged children and upwards. Read more on the iTunes Store:

A beautiful, colourful, environmentally conscious games app created with crochet. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent book using a well known song. Cute imagery and plenty of fun activities for toddlers, young children and special needs. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Unleash your creativity and create a unique vehicle each time from hundreds of parts! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent mazes with beautifully drawn fairy tale themes for toddlers, younger children and special needs. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Cute and colourful animal guessing game for toddlers and very young children. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Educational and easy to use word puzzle app for children who are learning to read and spell. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Hypnosis to aid relaxation and peaceful sleep that really works plus more tips on de-stressing and self hypnosis. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Gizmo the mouse lives on his own on the moon and is only interested in greed and selfishness until a visit to Earth teaches him the importance of friendship and sharing! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Beautifully illustrated app for making and decorating your own gingerbread house! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Unique animal jigsaw puzzles with colourful and vibrant illustrations that MOVE while you complete the puzzles! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Learn upper and lower case letters, phonics, and words by sight in this excellent educational app for learning to read and spell. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent and hilariously funny word game. Laugh while learning about verbs, nouns, adjectives and creating silly stories! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Totally comprehensive App for learning how to write letters, numbers and shapes suitable for pre-school children upwards. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent fully comprehensive alphabet learning app for young children and toddlers. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Wonderfully informative and interactive app covering the main subjects of our solar system. Read more on the iTunes Store:

An excellent creativity app to make, bake and decorate all shapes of cakes with literally thousands of options! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent educational game of creativity, engineering and skill that stretches the imagination! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Fun and Educational interactive game for young children providing an insight into caring for animals. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent, easy to use animation studio with shapes, great educational and fun App for children of all ages. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Short stories with Pango and friends. This book features building a space rocket, a play at the park, putting on a magic show, cleaning up and a starry night. Read more on the iTunes Store:

20 educational and fun games for your little one while they learn about the traditional seasons and what makes them different. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Unique driving adventure filled with lots of captivating activities for little ones. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Practise counting by using weight. Balance fruit and weights on the scales to complete the puzzles. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Biology is fun with this great App to teach your child their body bones! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Minecraft is one iPad Apps that makes using an iPad extraordinary. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Simple to use creative App helping your child to construct their own submarine and launch it into the ocean! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Find the animal, colour, shape or object from the selection or play the Matching Game...perfect for toddlers, young children and special needs teaching. Read more on the iTunes Store:

A perfect App for toddlers learning to identify animals, vehicles and their accompanying sounds. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent drawing App with a playback feature that allows you to watch how you created your picture stage by stage. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Monster Physics engages children in building machines and contraptions that work! Read more on the iTunes Store:

The European Southern Observatory presents 100 images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent game with 5 skill levels for learning to read, spell and recognise letters all while having fun building an launching your custom designed rocket! Read more on the iTunes Store:

This is a colourful and lively educational App for toddlers with colour, size, letter and shape recognition as well as simple counting, puzzles and reward stickers. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Learning maths have almost never been so much fun! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Join Bobo, the friendly robot on a journey to explore light, in it's various forms. Read more on the iTunes Store:

A colourful interactive simplistic alphabet App for toddlers featuring Upper Case, Lower Case, Phonics, Music and Sound for optimal learning. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Excellent first reading App covering letters, words and phonics for toddlers & young children Read more on the iTunes Store:

Developed by a speech pathologist, this App helps your child to understand the SEQUENCE of everyday events. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Create, launch & fly your own rocket! Perfect App for toddlers and younger children. Read more on the iTunes Store:

With 9 main learning categories and 9 sub-categories within each, your child has a huge range of learning opportunities presented in a fun and exciting way. Read more on the iTunes Store:

Well thought out and beautifully illustrated with excellent features - top class App! This App is excellent for young children. Read more on the iTunes Store:

This app caters for young children just learning to recognise coins right up to older children using it for more advanced counting. Learn to recognise and count foreign coins.(18 currencies are included.) Read more on the iTunes Store:

This app is fabulous covering all aspects of learning to tell the time. It suits beginners through to advanced. Well thought out with every possible variation and beautifully illustrated with excellent features - top class App in every way! Read more on the iTunes Store:

Noah 360 is of the highest quality, totally engaging, with a great message! Read more on the iTunes Store:

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