This week Jus got a surf app for fun and HE ROCKS IT!!!
Rip/Curl LIVE the SEARCH. You choose a surfer, a board, a location and then go for it! Finger riding is really all you need, he rode the tubes, did 360's...DUDE. He loves surfing and the ocean so this app is like being at the beach. Well, not exactly, but the waves look real and he dug it.
BENE's - (Benefits) FUN! OCEAN! HAS OCEAN SOUNDS. WAVES. Enhance choice making, hand/eye coordination, and finger tap and swipe manuevering on the touch screen for fine motor enhancement.
Price - 3.99
SAMPLE VIDEO BELOW
Another great choice for education is the Sea Creatures! app. A 106 card app that lets you browse the sea creatures and offers a multiple choice quiz to show what you know. Both kids loved this because they love underwater life. Also the pictures are real and very rich. Make sure to enhance communication you say the names of the sea creatures aloud initially and read the quiz answers aloud while pointing with something other than your finger that will not actually choose the answer. It is also very engaging to talk about each picture and be excited. Say what colors, shapes and things you like. What creeps you out. Where the creature might live. In fact, an add-on activity could be to make a map of the world and print out the names of each creature and do a search, then glue the name and pic on the map where they live!!! Go for it and be In The Moment!! More info on ITM is available here...click here...right here and be taken to the Guru V Products page...go to the PDF file at the bottom rt and watch the powerpoint brilliant bri helped me make. Have fun.
BENE's - The names are written in upper and lowercase letters to enhance 'real' reading skills. The names are accurate and technical.
A forward and back arrow browser is at the bottom of the screen for hand/eye and fine motor choice making..
You can get scores from the multiple choice quiz if you prefer, but it is not heavily emphasized.
I like this one because it has a simple layout that doesn't look animated for children. Sometimes with simple apps they tend to cater to the little kids. Not this one. I would love to see more creatures...perhaps after they get our feedback. :)
Price - only .99!