Sweet B functions, cognitively, on around a Kindergarten/early 1st grade level. That’s not to say that she isn’t smart, she is- she has great problem solving skills and she can recognize some things. With that being said, when I look for educational apps for her to use, I tend to look for preschool, preK, Kindergarten, and first grade. Those are all right around her comfort level and I know that she won’t get frustrated using them.
Recently we tried out the Splash Math app designed for 1st graders.
We actually started with the addition part because I wanted to see if she could do any of the simple problems. Some she was able to do, after some prompting and cues from me, and others she was unable to do. This gave me a good sense of what to work on and what we could reasonably work on in our afterschooling program.
There were other things that she was able to do independently such as number sense and some of the geometry as she’s pretty good with her shapes. We didn’t go too far with the addition though and we didn’t try out the Time area. Those are skills that I think we’ll try to work on in the future. In the meantime, however, we can use Splash Math on an almost daily, if not weekly, basis in our afterschooling to help her with math.
Overall, I think we had a good experience with this app and I found it highly useful for her.
Obviously I couldn’t reflect on what it would have been like with an actual 1st grader, but since Sweet B is where she is cognitively, I think that this app suited her just fine. It’s one of the things that we do anyway, and that is look for kids apps that can also be autism friendly depending on the content and ability level. For Sweet B, this app is now one that I can define as ‘autism-friendly’ and would definitely recommend to fellow parents who are looking to help their child’s math skills.
Download Splash Math for free on GooglePlay
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