Celebrations Big and Small: Apps for Miles of Smiles

Oh summer, how we have waited for you–a time to relax with family and friends, a time for vacation (or staycation), and endless lazy days…

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Celebrating the summer season can be full of excitement, new adventures and steps toward independence by trying new things like camp or play groups.  In the July/August issue of Parenting Special Needs Magazine (pg. 42) BridgingApps co-founder Cristen Reat offers app suggestions that aid with the transition into new routines and activities that come with the season.

Below we have included some of the apps Cristen suggests.  For more, check out the full article and subscribe for your free copy of Parenting Special Needs Magazine!

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[row_column]iReward
iReward is a simple app that has motivational charts to reinforce positive behaviors in children or young teens.
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[row_column]Toca Birthday Party
Toca Birthday Party is a fun app that address pretend play and language skills.
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[row_column]iLoveFireworks
iLoveFireworks is a great app for reward and just plain fun. This app allows children to adult to create a single firework or a multitude of fireworks. Students can also play the firework app with music running in the background. This app increases fine motor skill for single finger touching or a user can use of any part of the hand to create fireworks.
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[row_column]Storehouse
Storehouse – Visual Storytelling is a mobile app that touts the collage-like functionality of Pinterest with the social media popularity of Facebook. Geared towards young adults, this app is ideal for the teenage population that it was trialed with. Users capture their ‘stories’ by combining photos, text, videos etc. into professional-looking montages that can then be shared online with other Storehouse members.
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So for your next summer celebration, think about using your mobile device to make that new event something for the whole family to enjoy! Have a story to share about how your family uses technology? We would love to hear about it!

 

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