Nicole’s Nook: Summer 2019!

Summer time is here, and while it’s a welcome change of pace, many of our kiddos need structure, stimulation and challenge. Screen time is on the rise, making educational and enrichment opportunities more difficult to prioritize. Limits on screen time should be set, and when on devices, time should be spent on interactive, creative and educational apps vs. passively watching videos.
One summer activity that can have multiple benefits is to keep a journal. My Wonderful Days is an app that can house those journal entries in one place.  This is a great way to work on those reading, spelling, writing and typing skills. You can add photos to your entries and even share them with others. Summer is such a fun time, and often students are highly motivated to share and elaborate on their experiences with others.
Other fun and educational apps include:

  • Moose Math
  • Pet Bingo
  • Park Math HD
  • Splash Math
  • Khan Academy for Kids
  • Marble Math
  • Toca Hair Salon
  • Toca Kitchen
  • Book Creator
  • Puppet Pals
  • Shadow Puppet Edu
  • Sentence Maker
  • Letter Reflex
  • Dexteria Dots
  • Dexteria Jr.
  • Doodle Find
  • Little Things
  • RushHr
  • TinyCards
  • Bitsboard

So enjoy the summer, but don’t let those learning opportunities pass you by!!

Nicole Weckherlin, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Team NF