Feel Electric! by Sesame Street teaches your child about emotions and how to recognize them by looking at a person’s face. This app has three vocabulary games, a mood dude that can be customized to mirror your child’s mood, and contains fifty emotion vocabulary terms. This app is for children who are on the high functioning end of the Autism spectrum. It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad.
Touch and Learn – Emotions by Innovative Mobile Apps teaches your child how to associate a facial expression with the matching emotion. You see four pictures on the screen as a voice says an emotion. You simply touch the correct expression. Then four new pictures appear and the voice says another emotion. If you choose the wrong image, it makes a small ding. There is no limit to the number of times you can get it wrong. It doesn’t go to the next question until you get the answer right. This app does emotions such as: celebrating, bored, mad, frustrated, curious, happy, upset, focused, worried, unhappy, and silly. I will say this about this app, sometimes, even for me, it is very hard to choose a correct answer. It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Model Me Going Places 2 by Model Me Kids, LLC goes over six different scenarios: going to the (1) Hairdresser, (2) Mall, (3) Doctor, (4) Playground, (5) Grocery Store, and (6) Resturant. It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Learn Numbers Free by Peekaboo Studios LLC is a great app for children who need to practice identifying numbers 1 to 25. This app uses photos of signs, walls, shirts, etc. with a numbers of them, and your child touches the number that he or she is asked to find. It is free to download and has no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary LITE by My Smart Hands is the free version of their app My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary. This app is great for those who want to teach themselves basic sign language. You click the word you want to know the sign of and a short video with a woman who does the sign multiple times and explains. This version of the app contains 33 sign while the full version contains over 300 signs. Try out this app and see how you like it. If you do, think about getting the full version. It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB is a fun app that allows your child to experiment with food without you having to clean up the mess. There are two monsters you can choose to feed. Once you pick your monster, you can choose which of the eight foods you want to prepare. After you pick the food, you can cut it with a knife, stick it in a blender, boil it in a pot, fry it in a pan, or pop it in the microwave. You can even do all of the above! Each monster likes and dislikes certain foods. Watch as he eats some foods happily or spits some out. It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Line ‘em Up by Classroom Focused Software is great for teaching your child about number order. With this app, your child drags number tiles into their correct order. One down side is that this app has very simple graphics, so some children may lose focus quickly. It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases, so it won’t hurt to try it out. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.