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Sensory AppsHere are some more apps for sensory experiences for your kids. I have noted when the app is more expensive than the usual .99 cents to 3.99. I have also noted when they are free. Some of these apps are soothing, some stimulating, but all are good for sensory input and interaction from the iPad.
Magic Pictures HD - Living Pictures
Beautiful interactive landscape and still life pictures with nature sounds
Bringing images and music together. Bloom is a musical composition instrument and art work tool.
Stimulating with fireworks and sound effects. Choose from 15 venues to view your show.
Sound Drop - free
Science, math and sound to create music
Pocket Pond -free
Interact with the fish and water in the pond, nature sound effects
Relaxing Melodies - free
46 ambient sounds helpful for relaxation
Little Lily's Touch Book
A highly rated message story book about a girl with sensory issues.
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Other helpful apps
Book creator can be used to make social stories
Book creator 4.99
You and your child can create characters and make stories using the felt board figures and settings, (without worrying where the felt figures wandered off to.)
Rainbow Sentences 7.99 (only for 4.3 or later version of the iPad, I haven't updated lately, so I couldn't try it.)
Helps kids combine words in the right order to create sentences, if your child is a system based learner, this may help with reading and language acquisition.
Brain Pop - free featured movie,
Explorer subscription 1.99/month for featured movies and quiz, plus 4 related movies and quizzes rotating every day.
Full access subscription 6.99/month, unlimited access to 750 movies and quizzes.
An all around education app with science, engineering and tech, math, social studies, English, health, and art and music.
Visual Schedule Planner 14.99
Fully customizable visual representation of schedules for the day, week, month. Includes a timer and a checklist function.
If you have any apps that really impressed you sensory-wise or found really helpful for you special needs kids, please share so we can all give it a try.
A special thanks to OT with Apps for pocket pond and relaxing melodies
Thanks to Apps for Children with Special Needs for Rainbow Sentences