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Dexteria - Fine Motor Skill Development  Poster Image

Help kids grow in hand-finger coordination and writing skills. Kids practice tapping, pinching, and writing on the touch screen in order to build hand and finger strength, control, and dexterity. This app is specifically designed for kids with fine motor challenges.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
DLTK's Crafts for Kids  Poster Image

Fun craft ideas help kids gain lots of basic fine motor skills -- like drawing, cutting, coloring, and assembling craft projects. In addition to ABCs and 123s, there are crafts for holidays, cultures, and much more. There's no shortage of activities that combine learning fine motor skills with fun.

Doodle Buddy for iPad - Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch - It's Addictive!  Poster Image

Kids with fine motor challenges can choose a color and brush and finger-doodle to develop better finger and hand control. There are lots of stamps and backgrounds, plus a glitter effect that will dazzle. Kids can use options to doodle over a photo, save their doodles, and send them via email.

iPad
DotToDot numbers & letters  Poster Image

This dot-to-dot app can be customized for each user. Depending on kids' motor challenges, they either touch the dots individually or drag their finger between dots. As they complete the puzzle, the app celebrates their success. A great way to develop fine motor skills.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Suite for Capitals, Numbers & Lowercase  Poster Image

Kids get systematic tracing practice while learning letter and number formation on this well-organized app, which uses audio cues. The multisensory approach can help kids with dysgraphia.

iPad

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Power Tip

  • Have a dance-off. Just Dance: Disney Party is a great, inclusive bonding experience and a healthy way to blow off steam.