These great apps can help you work on this core skill set that’s so important for reading, writing, fine motor skills and more.
*all apps are available in the Australian app store
Toca Builders is a new way of creating and crafting things with blocks, that encourages both creativity and curiosity. Jump, walk, roll and rotate the builders to use their unique skills, and they will help to build whatever you can imagine! Use hand-eye coordination skills to drop, spray, smash and lift blocks to construct new objects – may it be a house, lamp or maybe a banana?
READY TO PRINT
Ready to Print is a comprehensive tool for parents, therapists and educators to help teach pre- writing skills to children in order to build a strong foundation for beginning printers. The app progresses through the pre-writing skills in a specific order, so that children can master the visual-motor, visual- perceptual, and fine motor skills necessary for correct printing patterns.
DOODLE BUDDY PAINT DRAW
Your child can use their fingers to create pieces of art with stamps, stencils, backgrounds and tools that work just like art tools (minus the mess!)
Dexteria Jr. is a set of hand and finger exercises to develop fine motor skills and handwriting readiness. The app’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the iPad’s multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.
ALIEN BUDDIES PRESCHOOL FUN
Engaging activities, varied difficulty levels and visual and audio modes let you customise the app to reinforce colour, shape, number and letter learning. The puzzle provides levelled shape recognition and manipulation while developing reasoning and problem-solving skills for younger and older kids. The dot- to-dot game reinforces sequential counting and helps develop fine motor skills as your child completes each picture.
TOUCH AND MOVE! SERVICE VEHICLES
This one has lots of fine motor fun for motor vehicle fans – build a road and then use those little fingers to move cars around. Drag and place trees, houses and other buildings and you have a little town planner on your hands!
This award-winning app teaches your child handwriting while playing a fun and entertaining game that is great for working on visual motor skills – help Mr. Crab collect the numbered balls by dragging him with your finger – and drawing the letter at the same time.