Annie’s Picking Apples 2: Learning Games by Real Fun Learning – Follow Annie along the path for a math adventure! This adorable chipmunk will help engage both the typically developing and special needs young learner in 27 foundational math activities. Annie’s Picking Apples 2 is available in four languages; English, Spanish, French, and German.
Practice counting in decreasing and increasing order with 5 activities; classify, order, memory, catch and throw games. Watch the “applemeter” to keep track of successful attempts.
Special Needs features within this app are wonderful.
- Set gameplay time
- Fine Motor Settings for catch game (use finger to move Annie vs iPad Tilt)
- Bypass the normal sequence of activities by unlocking all the ‘worlds’
- Adjust puzzle activities so that pieces do not rotate
Tracking the progress of the student/child is easy with the reports that are accessed through the parental section. In this section you will view activity logs for all activities as well as review play recommendations and iPad settings.
A special feature that Real Fun Learning has added to their app is the Time Control Screen, which is intended to help children use technology in a responsible way. This area will establish the time allowed for a child to play or to manage turn-taking for multiple players.
I love the short instructional play videos that allow the user to view the “how to” for the activity prior to the game start. This is quite helpful for encouraging independent play.
Real Fun Learning has done an outstanding job with this learning app and has added a component of real fun…….it is REAL FUN LEARNING at its best!
About the Author
Jackie Bryla is a school based SLPA in California. Her experience includes working with transitional kindergarten through high school age students as well as the functional skills population in the public schools. She regularly presents iPad Training for California State University Sacramento, American River College, and San Joaquin Delta College speech and language programs. Jackie is also the founder of act – Apps, Consulting, and Training. She is an app beta tester for educational app developers. Jackie is a board member of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) and is an active CSHA District 2 Advisory Committee member in the Sacramento area. Jackie received the outstanding SLPA for CSHA in 2012.