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iPad Apps For Digital Workstations K-2

These are apps we brainstormed from Camp Plug & Play. Specifically for younger students to use independently at learning centers.

Patchworkz - HD

The insanely addictive puzzler is back, this time designed for iOS devices. Featuring entirely new puzzles, modes, interface, and game play! Relax and enjoy the stunning glass-like puzzles or the gritty wood pack. If you're seeking competition, test your dexterity in the new Fever Mode and compare your score against all of Game Center. Pick up and play for 5 minutes or for 5 hours. You've been warned, this isn't your typical puzzle game.

Little Writer - The Tracing App for Kids

★★★★★ I have tried them all and this is my and my kids favorite tracing app bar none!

Endorsed by tens of thousands of satisfied parents, teachers, and kids the world over.

Little Writer is a tracing app that's done just right. Little Writer is super fun and so easy to use that your kids will think letter tracing is a game vs. a boring chore.

Tens Frame

A tens frame is a simple yet very effective tool for playing with numbers up to five and ten. This app provides a tens frame and ten counters, five blue and five purple.

How could my child use a tens frame? Here are some ideas!

Check that the student can recognise the number of dots on a tens frame card instantly without counting.

Make sure the students understands that the dots plus the spaces equal ten. Practise all the combinations that make ten.

Place all ten dots on the frame and ask the students to imagine taking off some dots. For example, for ten minus six the students imagine six dots removed and see that there are four dots left. Check this by actually removing six dots. This leaves four dots exposed.

Count Sort

A very basic game for children just beginning to learn about numbers. Using numbers up to 32, Count Sort helps children recognize that counting must be done in a “one-to-one” fashion. Options exist to limit the counting target to 10, 15, 20, 25, and 32 chips. The game also develops early numeral recognition and early recognition of number “families.” The iPad version includes two additional activities: option to display the chips in 10 Frames and an option to determine more than/less than. Designed as part of the NumberSense program at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.

Number Line, by the Math Learning Center

Number Line helps students visualize number sequences and model strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It can be used to represent sequences of numbers, including whole numbers and multiples of a variety of numbers.

Line 'em Up

Designed to promote kindergarteners' mastery of number order. This app replicates a simple classroom activity in which children place number tiles, 1-100, in order from least to greatest. Options include using 10, 15, or 20 number tiles and beginning the number line at numbers 1-13. Designed as part of the NumberSense program at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.

Word Match - The Language Game

Word Match - The Language Game, is a fun way for young kids to learn their first words in multiple languages or for anyone to build up their vocabulary in another language. The current version, 1.0, offers over 200 words in both English and French. Each word comes with a picture and sound effect. Each word is sounded out with the proper pronunciation in the language of choice. Future versions will include three other major languages: Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.

We hope you enjoy the app and have fun learning new languages!

ABC Magnetic Alphabet: make and read words!

Fun and educational magnetic board with upper case English letters and alphabet shape puzzle. Several independent sets of bright toy magnets, some of them with magic effects of a gentle shine or funny sound, to purchase (in-apps may be hidden easily - IDEAL for EDUCATIONAL purposes).

Fruits ABC Kids Free - Learning Fun

Fruits ABC Kids Free interactive application for kids to help them learn and memorize the names of fruits in English. Learning and memorizing new things could be difficult and time taking for kids. However, it’s seen that kid learns things easily and quickly, when learning through sounds and colorful pictures. Similarly, this application uses sounds and pictures to make it easier and quicker for kids to learn the name of fruits and how they are pronounced in English. Fruit ABC Kids make it fun for Kids to learn.


Spelling is fun and easy with ABC Spelling Magic 2.
This level focuses on teaching consonant blends.

ABC Spelling Magic 2 teaches the sounds of the letters and how to build words.

Rhyming Words

★★★★★ A wonderful app to help kids to start rhyming words

Rhyming activities provide the first steps in identifying the different sounds that make up a word and are a critical skill to master on the path towards becoming a good reader and a confident speaker.

Paint Sparkles

Paint Sparkles gives an awesome opportunity to draw free with multiple colors.
-Draw with different color brushes
-Erase the painting
-Save the drawing
-Clear the drawing board.

Draw more have fun

Doodle Buddy for iPad – Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch – It’s Addictive!

Doodle Buddy for iPad – Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch – It’s Addictive!

Doodle Buddy for iPad is the most fun you can have with your finger--heck, it’s the most fun you can have with all your fingers! Finger paint with thousands of colors and drop in playful stamps.

Glow Draw!


Do you like drawing? Do you like glowing? Waaaaaah!- Try Glow Draw!!!

This is just a v1- download and get any updates free! Send any suggestions for new features and I'll try and put them in!

Sorry for the bad screenys- I can't draw :(. If u send in ur drawn pics, I'll put them as the screenshots! lol

Kids Doodle - Movie Kids Color & Draw

"Kids Doodle" is a pretty easy-to-use painting application that is designed specifically for little kids to enjoy doodle freely on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It supports more than 10 brushes, such as glow/neon brush, rainbow brush, crayon brush, oil brush, etc. The brush size and color is randomly adjusted to let kids entertained all the time.

123 NUMBER MAGIC Line Matching

Help strengthen 1-10 number concept while having fun!

An old method with a fun twist to helping reinforce number concepts.

In this app children can enjoy two different modes of number play:

A.)Matching quantities to quantities using 4 types of counters.

B.)Matching Numerals to quantities using 4 types of counters.

Math Word Problems - Addition and Subtraction for Kindergarten and First Grade

This app includes a wide variety of addition and subtraction word problems designed for students to listen, read, draw and solve. The format and problems were developed and authored by experienced educator Anne Gardner (Nationally Board Certified in the U.S. in Literacy - biography below). The audio narration was performed by Brad Mielke, a professional voice over artist with 18 years of experience.