Bottom line: A fabulous math app for your special needs or young elementary-aged child. Since we first reviewed ToDo K-2 Math Practice, it has evolved to an app with a new name and even more math. The new ToDo Math is built on the same basic premise with math activities that can be completed in two different ways. Replacing the original timed math practice, there are now Missions for users to complete. Or, children can engage in free choice which allows them to select math activities as they wish.
Bottom Line: A pair of apps that are perfect tools for teachers in schools that have an iPad for every student. The teacher app allows teachers to create classes, record grades, organize resources and more. The student app allows students to, among other things, take notes, answer polls, and engage with others. Geared toward middle and high school students. And both apps are FREE!
Bottom Line: Simply one of the best apps there is for kids up to age six. It’s also appropriate for older kids through about age 8 who are still targeting the skills in this app, since it’s not “babyish” in any way. This newest appisode targets problem-solving skills, impulse control, fine motor skills and more. Every part of this app is currently free, with no ads. It’s a must-download.
Purpose of App: Write to Read allows a parent and child to work together to create stories. Kids add pictures and type their best attempt of the dialogue, and parents or teachers add the "grown up" version of the text to show proper spelling and grammar.
Strengths: Offers the child independence without penalty for making mistakes. A child can easily add audio for parent to follow and help interpret his written text. The set up is simple with clear instructions as well as video tutorials to help get started.
Suggested Audience: Pre-readers to children up to age 10 working on writing skills. Great for improving story-telling skills and encouraging use of complete sentences.