The trick? They need to use a short stylus and play apps that require primarily drag-and-drop play. Stop them from only tapping that screen today, because tapping alone will not make much of a difference in strength and grading of force. Why will drag-and-drop play work? The resistance of the stylus tip on the…… Continue reading Want A Stronger Pencil Grasp? Use a Tablet Stylus
One of the best app designers for very young children (for whom short periods of screen time with an interactive adult is always the way to go) are the folks who make the Peekaboo series. They have created a handful of apps (Peekaboo barn, vehicles, fridge, ocean) that use sharp but simple graphics, sound effects…… Continue reading Peekaboo Apps: Fun Learning Choices for the Toddler Techies
One of my favorite app designers are the folks at Tiny Hands. They have a suite (but you can buy apps separately and get free mini trials) of apps for the 2-5 set that are progressive in challenge but consistently high in fun. Since I am always looking for positive (read: active) tablet use, I…… Continue reading Toddler Apps That Make Tiny Hands and Tiny Minds Work Together!
Toddlers and preschoolers love tablets. Wouldn’t it be terrific if parents could download apps that actually developed skills instead of just kept children happy? The LEGO Duplo apps series for toddlers will enchant kids and their parents. Occupational therapists like them because they develop perceptual and ocular control skills, as well as muscle strengthening when…… Continue reading LEGO Apps That Your Child Really Wants to Play