We first reviewed Abilipad in February 2013, when Deanne made it a Top Pick app. Its 4½ star rating was well-earned. This great app was just recently updated, so we're taking a fresh look at it! I've made a few additions to the review to include these new updates. Be sure to take a look at it — it's a fabulous app for students with special needs. Abilipad is incredibly customizable to help with adaptive reading and writing. If you're looking for a great text-to-speech app that also inlcludes word prediciton and the amazing ability to make quick and easy keyboard layouts, check out Abilipad!
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Playing with trash has never been so much fun! The Trash Pack characters are brought to life in a fun game of Splat. Choose a trashie to play against or challenge a friend in this fast-paced game of matching. The winner must have focused attention and fast movements in this game. Turn up the difficulty to challenge you as you play against the different trashies. Do you have what it takes to beat trashies?
Type and Learn HD-S offers kids from preschool to middle school the opportunity to learn using a traditional QWERTY keyboard, from letter recognition and spelling for the younger tots all the way up to free writing for older kids. Their letters and words can be read back to them in a synthesized voice, giving them immediate gratification for their accomplishments.
For children who have difficulty with handwriting, this app could offer a stress-free way to practice spelling, writing and reading. Get it now while it is discounted to $0.99. Save $3!
Bottom Line: The Adventures of Naomi and the Pilot is a newly released collection of apps featuring eight different story adventures. First up is White Siberia. Follow Naomi and Boris the Pilot as they have to make an emergency landing somewhere in Siberia. Can you help them get back to civilization? Free version available; $2.99 for premium content.
Bottom Line: This app is good for educators (including homeschoolers) to supplement a multiplication curriculum. It’s not a game format, and there is a lot of text that isn't read aloud by the iPad. But the information presented is solid and provides a nice alternative to flashcard-style apps for multiplication practice. At $1.99, the price is reasonable given the amount of data collection available.
Bottom Line: A unique simulation app that allows the user to travel through the digestive system, using trial and error, in an educational, yet fun way. The simulation is thorough, but the app only has one to proceed through. The Amazing Digestive Journey will teach healthy tips and science in an engaging way.