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Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery

Ages 2-12
Free with add-ons for purchase
Apple

Developed by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Camp Discovery houses a growing suite of learning games that appeal to children and are approved by parents, teachers, and professionals… The teaching procedures used in Camp Discovery learning games were designed by experts in the field of autism and grounded on evidenced-based behavioral principles, including reinforcement and propting.

 

Comparative Adjectives

Ages 3+
Free
Apple

Comparing and describing the different between two objects is a core building block of learning every language. Fortunately, with this app, learning comparative adjectives is a fun game that will keep your kids learning and engaged for hours.

 

Stack the Countries

Ages 3+
Free (LITE version) $1.99 Full
Apple

Stack the Countries™ makes learning about the world fun! Watch the countries actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of countries that reaches the checkered line to win each level.

 

Stack the States

Ages 5+
Free (LITE version) $1.99 Full
Apple

Stack the States™ makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level. You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States. Try to collect all 50!

 

Duckie Deck Collection

Ages 2-5
1.99
iPad

"This cheerful collection from Duckie Deck includes six fun and friendly games. We’ve already seen apps that teach children mathematics and reading, but what about other skills they might need outside the classroom? Our latest collection of preschool games focus on supporting healthy habits and developing creativity, as well as solving some of the challenges of childhood. The six games included in this pack will:  encourage picky eaters to sample different fruits and veggies,  exercise kids’ imagination, teach how to take care of pets,  help kids get used to darkness,  show the value of keeping a tidy home, practice visual matching skills"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Play


 

Duckie Deck Monsters

Ages 2-5
1.99
iPad

Stop hiding under those covers, come out and meet your new Monster friends! At first glance they may seem like creepy dark shadows, but switch on the lights and you’ll uncover a bunch of cuddly creatures who are ready to play! Each monster has a unique personality and voice, as well as interactive features and accessories. Tickle its belly to make it laugh, or see what happens when you try to swipe that funny hat.
Most youngsters have a fear of the dark at some point. With the help of Monsters, we want to enable kids to not only adjust to the dark, but to befriend it as well! Soon, their active imaginations will be transforming the spookiest shadows into jolly characters.

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Play


 

Duckie Deck Sandwich Chef

Ages 2-5
1.99
iPad

Do you have a picky eater on your hands, or perhaps an aspiring chef de cuisine? Either one will have a lot of fun making humorous edible compositions in Sandwich Chef. Create funny faces and playful shapes, using only the freshest and tastiest ingredients. Then, devour your snack and start all over again! Sandwich Chef supports wholesome eating habits by encouraging kids to graze on a variety of healthy foods. Each individual composition in Sandwich Chef presents a balanced set of healthy, nutrient-rich foods – covering carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Put them all together and get a sandwich that looks and tastes great!"

Areas of Enrichment 

  • Picky Eating
  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Play


 

Duckie Deck Huff n' Puff

Ages 2-5
1.99
iPad

"Huff n' Puff is a series of fun scenarios in which one puff of breath, like the wave of a magic wand, will accomplish your task - make crumbs disappear from the screen, blow out all the candles on a cake or inflate balloons. No need to wait for your next birthday party, start practicing now! Most games respond only to a swipe or a tap of the finger. Now, a youngster can have a more direct interaction with the digital world by using the power of their own breath. Just blow some air near the iPad’s or iPhone’s iOS 5 microphone and delight in the realistic effect on-screen.?

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Oral Motor Skills
  • Play


 

Duckie Deck Family Photo

Ages 2-5
1.99
iPad

"Our app Family Photo enables you and your child to create your own set of colorful, expressive characters and bring them together for a group photo. Designed with toddlers in mind, the app is easy to use and engaging for young minds. With the help of Family Photo, children can capture a personalized impression of their family and friends and show their appreciation for those special relationships. Our goal is for children to have fun while learning life skills and exercising their creativity. Our games also help kids develop hand-eye coordination."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Play

 

Shiny Bakery

Ages 2-5
2.99
iPad

"Shiny Bakery is a learning tool for 2 – 5 year olds, which introduces early number sense through counting, measuring, dividing, and sequencing activities. In this latest app from Shiny Things, children will develop understanding of mathematical fundamentals such as number, cause and effect, matching, and division."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Direction
  • Play


 

Sushi Monster

Ages 9-11
Free
iPad

"Meet Sushi Monster! Scholastic’s new game to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency is completely engaging and appropriately challenging. Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product. Earn points with each correct answer… but watch out for distractions! To be successful, plan ahead and strategically select numbers from the sushi counter. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Math
  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Direction
  • Play


 

Motion Math: Pizza

Ages 9- 11
3.99
iPad

Create the pizzeria of your dreams in Motion Math: Pizza! Learn economics and mental math as you buy ingredients, design pizzas, set prices, and serve customers in this delightfully delicious simulation game. 

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Direction
  • Play


 

Coin Catcher

Ages 5-8
1.99
iPad

"A fun game about money from PlayMoolah! Kids learn about coins, needs vs. wants, with unique gameplay that puts both dexterity and memory to the test."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Play


 

Sharing with Duckie Deck

Ages 2-5
1.99
iPad

"Sharing with Duckie Deck is a collection of beautiful learning games for children 2-5 years old. Our games will engage your toddlers and preschoolers and make them smile, while teaching them why sharing is so important and how to make it fun in everyday life."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Play


 

Duckie Deck Baby Tunes

Ages 1-4
0.99
iPad

"In this edition of Baby Tunes, your toddler can summon various vehicles and listen to their corresponding sound effects. They will get to know the sounds of different animals, from a little frog up to a giant elephant, and learn what do various instruments sound like. The interface is simple, so that a child as young as 12 months can play independently or with your help. Colorful and dynamic graphics are sure to capture your toddler’s attention, and the sounds are presented in a gentle manner that will let them become familiar comfortably."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Play


 

Big Nate: Comix by U! HD

Ages 8-13
2.99
iPad

"Create your own comix with art from BIG NATE! Big Nate, aka 6th grader Nate Wright, is a self-described genius, hilarious “king of detention” and cartoonist extraordinaire. Now just like Nate, YOU can create your own comix, using Lincoln Peirce’s art from the bestselling Big Nate book series. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Direction
  • Play


 

Duckie Deck Robo Buddies

Ages 2-5
1.99
iPad

"Sometimes, life as a robot can get a little lonely. Whether you’re a space station robot repairing radios or a home base robot who bakes birthday cakes, it’s always nice to have a companion who understands you. Robo Buddies is the latest game from Duckie Deck, designed with fun-loving toddlers and preschoolers in mind.
The challenge is to assemble a new friend for Bolt, the helpful robot. By uncovering each scene and finding the matching pieces, the player can unlock the parts needed to build a new robot buddy. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Play 

 

Word Search Puzzles

Any Age
Free
iPad

"Get ready for WORD SEARCH PUZZLES - the new FREE word search game from IceMochi! Full of themes to suit your every mood!
Are you ready for adventure:
- Treasure-huntin' for some pirate-themed phrases?
- Searching for words to survive the zombie apocalypse?"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Play
  • Following Directions
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Visual Scanning


 

Charades!

Any age
Free
iPad

"Charades! is the outrageously fun and exciting multi-activity game for you and your friends! And thanks to you, it's also the #1 Word & Card game in the USA!
With different challenges from dancing, singing, acting or sketching -- guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!"e word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Play
  • Following Directions
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Social Interaction


 

Fruit Ninja HD Free

Ages 3+

Free
with add-ons for purchase


iPad

"Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game with squishy, splatty, and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bring of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash. Single and multiplayer games available."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Play
  • Following Directions
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Visual Motor Skills


 

Order Up!! To Go

Ages 5-10

Free
with add-ons for purchase


iPad

"Order Up!! To Go is a delicious blend of frantic kitchen cooking and restaurant empire building. Chop, roll, slice, and dice your way to culinary stardom. Optimized specially for iOS, featuring perfect controls and comic kitchen action, this is one time management game that will keep you busy for hours."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Play
  • Following Directions
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Visual Motor Skills

 

Scoops

Ages 4-6
Free
iPad

"Stack your ice cream cone high into the sky by tilting the phone left and right, catching as many scoops as you can while avoiding the vegetables (veggies ARE great apart from icecream!). The higher you go, the faster they fall, and the more wobbly your tower! Stack similar colors together for extra points. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Attention to Task
  • Play

 

Spot the Odd One Out

Ages 6+
Free with add-ons for purchase
iPad

"A puzzle game that will challenge your ability to distinguish variations in colour and shapes"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Attention to Task
  • Play
  • Problem Solving

 

Spot the Dot

Ages 2-5
2.99
iPad

"Pop-up master and best-selling children’s author, David A. Carter, adapts his creative genius to this award-winning app. This eye-popping, interactive app invites toddlers and preschoolers to learn colors as they “spot the dot” in fun, engaging and highly varied interactive play spaces. Tap the screen and simple shapes move to create patterns in bright, clean hues that will captivate as well as educate children."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Attention to Task
  • Play
  • Problem Solving


 

Swapsies Jobs School Edition

Ages 3-5
3.99
iPad

"Make thousands of clever combinations in the awesome dress-up puzzle game with clothes for 10 different jobs. Mix ‘em up for giggles, or make a correct match to unlock adventures that will have your kids wrangling cattle, flying rockets and grinning from ear to ear. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Task
  • Following Directions

 

Flow Free

Any Age
Free
iPad

"Flow Free is a simple yet addictive puzzle game. Connect matching colors with pipe to create a flow. Pair all colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle. But watch out, pipes will break if they cross or overlap! Free play through hundreds of levels, or race against the clock in Time Trial mode. Gameplay ranges from simple and relaxed, to challenging and frenetic, and everywhere in between. How you play is up to you. So, give Flow Free a try, and experience "mind like water"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Task
  • Following Directions

 

Master of Alchemy HD

Ages 8+
2.99
iPad

"What if you could transform lead into gold? Or distil the essence of life itself? The possibilities of Alchemy are limitless, but now it is under threat. In this remarkable and revolutionary puzzle game, take on the Mechanologists in your bid to restore Alchemy to supremacy. Use over 20 different abilities across 60 levels to transform solid, liquid and gaseous elements into magical new materials as you solve all of the ingenious puzzles!"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Task
  • Following Directions 
  • Auditory Processing

 

Cut the Rope Free

Ages 4+
Free
iPad

"Cut the rope to feed candy to little monster Om Nom®! 400 million downloads around the world of this phenomenal puzzle game. A mysterious package has arrived, and the little monster inside has only one request… CANDY! Collect gold stars, discover hidden prizes and unlock exciting new levels in this addictively fun, award-winning, physics-based game!"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Task
  • Following Directions


 

Kosmo Spin

Ages 5-8
0.99
iPad

"Throughout the cosmos a distress call is heard...
”HELP US! FOR SOME REASON A FLYING SAUCER IS TRYING TO STEAL OUR BREAKFAST.”
Set out on a not so epic quest to save extra terrestrial muffins, space cups of coffee and alien toasts from the evil invader. Spin the universe at the tip of your fingers to defend your planet from eightballs and watermelons by deflecting them right back in to eternity!"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Task
  • Following Directions

 

Beat Snake Bandit

Ages 5- 10
2.99
iPad

"RHYTHM. STEALTH. PUZZLE.
"When all the clocks in the world are stolen by Duke Clockface and the world is in chaos, it'll be up to the Beat Sneak Bandit to steal them back!
- Rhythmadelic controls: Everything in this game moves rhythmically, just like the simple controls: Tap to the beat to sneak! - Stealthalicious gameplay: Sneak past patrolling guards, security lights, trapdoors and all the other freaky stuff and contraptions the creepy Duke's got in store for you!- Puzzletastic levels: Watch, listen and learn the rhythm patterns to figure out how to solve all of the sneaky puzzles!"

 Areas of Enrichment

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Task
  • Following Directions
  • Auditory Processing

 

Bumpy Road

Ages 5- 10
2.99
iPad

"A love story on four wheels! Spring is here and a couple in their autumn years have decided to go for a ride in their car just like in the old days. Bump the road with a simple touch to safely guide them on their trip and help them collect the memories of their past.  A new and unique control method - Use the touchscreen to modify the ground and push the characters around.  A feel good arcade game with a moving story – Discover the life of a family as you find memories while you play. Travel as far as you can in ”Evergreen Ride” or beat your best time in ”Sunday Trip”. Then sit back and relax as you enjoy the story in ”Memory Lane”. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Task
  • Following Directions

 

My PlayHome

Ages 1-7
3.99
iPad

"My PlayHome is the original and best dolls house app. Massiverly interactive, your kids can explore and use everything in the house. The characters eat, sleep, brush their teeth and more. Want the room to be darker? Close the drapes. Fancy a change in music? Pop a different CD into the stereo!"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Pretend Play
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Attention to Task

 

Doodle Jump HD

Any Age

$2.99
Free (Lite) version available
iPad
Android

"In Doodle Jump, you guide Doodle the Doodler—using some of the most subtle and accurate tilt controls in existence—on a springy journey up, up, up a sheet of graph paper, picking up jet packs, avoiding black holes, and blasting baddies with nose balls along the way. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Attention to Task
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Play

 

The Impossible Line

Ages  6-12
Free with add-ons for purchase
iPad
Android

"Can you beat the chalkboard challenge? Drawing a line with your finger is about as simple as it gets, but when you include disappearing obstacles, moving objects and keys to collect you get one seriously tricky puzzle game.Take on the Impossible Line and put your skills to the test. Use your finger to draw a line on the chalkboard and reach the goal while avoiding the obstacles that vanish as soon as you touch the screen.With over 300 levels to tackle, you’ll have to use the radar and useful hint items to make it through each one. Are you up to the challenge?"

Areas of Enrichment

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Task
  • Following Directions