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Halloween App Giveaway!

My recent post on Appdapted: Halloween Themed Apps was a tremendous success. Thank you to all my followers as well as a big thanks to those of you that re-posted it on twitter, Facebook, Pinterest , and their own blogs. A few of the developers that I posted about saw the post  and were happy to offer apps for a giveaway.

is offering copies of First Words Halloween.

was nice enough to offer copies of three of their awesome titles. These titles include:

To Enter the Giveaway Simply:

1) Comment on what app you would like and why

2) Re-post, share, tweet, or pin the link to the giveaway

Appdapted: Halloween Candy!!

Halloween is a great time of year to work on a variety of language enhancing activities, hence my last past of the top Halloween apps to use in therapy. Be it simple describing of costumes to spooky narratives there are many goals that can be targeted while using the Halloween theme. Below are two cool apps that can be incorporated to focus on such concepts as Colors and Numbers (quantity).  You can include them into your Halloween candy sorting routine! They also do not have to be limited to Halloween activities and can be incorporated into any type of sorting or counting activities.

Color Me PeteColor Me Pete - Lesia Design

Color Me Pete is an augmented reality coloring book app. The premise is that colors have gone missing from Pete’s coloring page and you have to go search for them. You search for them by finding like colored objects and holding them up to the camera on your iOS device. You tap on the object and you can use that color to “recolor” Pete on his coloring page. This app is fun to create a scavenger hunt game during your therapy session or for basic color discrimination. In the paid version there is an easy and difficulty mode included.  The easy mode pictured below gives you the word and color prompt when asking ” Find me Yellow” etc… and the difficult mode takes away these prompts. Find the colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Brown, Gray and Black. ( The lite version only offers 3 colors).

 You can use this app to sort through your Halloween candy and work on identifying colors of the different wrappers 🙂

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Flexible CounterFlexible Counter HD - Michael Devore
Flexible Counter will be fun to use when counting your candy.  It  supports up to  8 counters with user-selected images, label text, and colors. So you can decide on counting your candy by color or go ahead and take pictures of the candy, like in the example below, and see how many of your favorites you have. Save and load up to 5 different layouts. It works in either portrait or landscape mode.

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