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Good IPAD apps for number / spelling

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haggisaggis Mon 01-Aug-11 13:08:07

We are buying dd an Ipad for her 9th birthday. I can hear the gasps of horror already... but we do have reasons.
She is dyslexic and also has huge problems with numeracy - most of these issues relate to poor memory / visual processing. She has a few co-ordination problems so finds using a mouse extremely frustrating but finds the touch screen of the Ipad easy to use.
I want to load it up with a few educational apps - I know there's a times table one floating about that has been recommended on here but wonder if you have any other ideas?
Also want some games that could help co-ordination - I know you get kinds where you actually hold the tablet and move it to guide an object through a course - that would be great for her.
Also any ideas for games to improve memory skills - or anything that may be helpful.

haggisaggis Mon 01-Aug-11 14:14:25

Any ideas?

Lonnie Mon 01-Aug-11 15:15:05

Sorry no ideas on your question but we found giving our dyslexic daughter a small notebook to write on in school helped her so I would have thought the Ipad might too good idea imo

MmeLindor. Mon 01-Aug-11 15:17:27

Off to have a look at the games that we have.

Poissonrouge is a good one.

MmeLindor. Mon 01-Aug-11 15:26:19

just checking out Shrek Karting for you to see how easy it is. I am not good at car games, but it does what you are looking for. It might be ok for her.

Osmos is fab,

wheresthepimms Mon 01-Aug-11 18:11:10

froggy jump is good, you tilt the ipad to the direction you want the frog to continue in (my DCs love it).

we also have a typing app, might help with the spelling, can't recall what it is called right now and DS7 has the ipad in the middle of a sudoku so can't disturb him right now grin.

Must say I only get the free apps unless it is something I am really looking for, especially for the DCS

IntotheNittyGritty Mon 01-Aug-11 20:13:03

You can use Spelling City on the IPAD. It is a great package and worth trying.

We have got a basic facts one as well but will need to find IPAD to let you know what it is

haggisaggis Tue 02-Aug-11 11:06:59

Thanks - will check these out

Jellybeanzzzz Wed 03-Aug-11 15:13:37

My daughter who is 4.11 plays on my ipad lots and we downloaded Maths bingo which is great. It's free with levels for all.

bluetoad Wed 03-Aug-11 22:51:49

Try graffiti ball, it's free. You have to guide the ball to a target using a spray can.
There are loads of other free apps that you can try, If they're no good then just delete them.

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