All of the apps listed below are free. Some have upgraded versions which you could purchase if you find the free one worthwhile.
I Hear Ewe
Barnyard Games for Kids
How Camel Got It's Hump
Green Eggs and Ham
Three Little Pigs
Cat in the Hat
Boy! A Wolf's Tale
CAUSE AND EFFECT
I (heart) Fireworks
Built it Up
Talking Tom 2
SpellingMagic 1 and 2
Meet the Vowels
SAS Flash Cards
Little Speller for Kids
Little Sorter Alphabet
Tic Tac Toe
Awesome Shape Puzzles
My First Words
Can You Count
Tap Times Tables
Grade 1 Math
Kids Song Fiesta
Jingle Bells Christmas
TellingTime Photo Touch
Little Matchups Tell Time
ABC Photo Touch
Flash Cards English
Things That Go Together
Big or Small
A Bee Sees
Art of Glow
Farm Animals Photo Touch
Animal Hide and Seek
Toddler Flash Cards
Captain Lazy Eye
The following is a wonderful list of resources for funding for iPads for children with special needs courtesy of the WonderBaby Blog:
- Babies with iPads: This site collects donations and purchases iPads for children with significant developmental and/or medical issues. The grants are rewarded as the funds are available.
- Conover Company: The Conover Mobile Technology Grant is designed to help people with disabilities (adults and children) lead more independent lives. You can fill out their application online.
- Different Needz Foundation: This organization raises money throughout the year to fund their grant program. Their grants go to families with children with special needs. You can tell them specifically what you want (such as an iPad) and how much it will cost.
- First Hand Foundation: First Hand will help children with special needs fund assistive technology equipment (among other things) that isn't covered by your insurance. They do have financial guidelines.
- Gia Nicole Angel Foundation: This program helps by purchasing a specific item for children with special needs. Funds are awarded on a case by case basis with preference given to lower income and single parent families.
- Gracie's Hope: Gracie's Hope is committed to help improve the lives of children with special needs. They can help provide needed equipment not covered by insurance.
- Hanna's Helping Hands: This grant is aimed at helping low-income families with children with special needs. They focus on Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Michigan, Rhode Island, and New York.
- iHelp for Special Needs: This program provides iPads and iPad apps to families with children with special needs.
- The Lindsay Foundation: The Lindsay Foundation is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to assist families with resources necessary to provide medical treatment, therapies and rehabilitative equipment in order to improve the quality of life for their special needs children.
- LoudMommy: This site is dedicated to helping children who are non-verbal. They grant iPads to children who could use them to aid communication.
- Maggie Welby Foundation: This foundation offers grants for children and families that have a financial need for a particular purpose. If awarded, they will purchase the item for you.
- Small Steps in Speech: The mission of Small Steps in Speech is to help children with speech and/or language disorders take the steps needed to be better communicators. They offer grants to purchase communication devices (including iPads).
- Special Kids Therapy: Special Kids Therapy's mission is to serve children with various developmental, physical and/or emotional difficulties and their families, principally by raising money for therapies and services not covered by private/public insurance.
- Zane's Foundation: This site provides grants to families with children with special needs in Northeast Ohio. The geographic location is limited, but the grant can be used for anything related to your child's needs, including an iPad.
- For children with CVI: http://www.littlebearsees.org/about/charity/little-bear-gives/little-bear-gives-application/
Sources for other appropriate apps can be found on the Perkins Website at http://www.perkins.org/search/search.jsp?query=ipad+apps