Here are some of the apps on my iPad that I really dig . . .
Super Why and Super Why Paint-I like both of these because for one, there are a lot of Super Why fans out there! The Super Why app works on reading, letters to complete words, and sounding out words and find the ones that rhymes with the presented word.
Super Why Paint is fun for learning colors, creating pictures, and good for static eye hand coordination.
Letter School-my hands down favorite app out there to teach letter and number formation in a fun and visually pleasing way! Get this app!
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox-this app teaches color, what's the difference, visual perceptual and motor skills, visual memory, letter, shapes, and counting.
Shape Builder- this is a wonderful way to build up visual perceptual and motor skills through puzzles.
Highlights Hidden Pictures-good for visual perceptual skills.
Bugs and Buttons 1 and 2-not only is it fun to play but the graphics and music are awesome. Some of the aspects to this game are: patterns, counting, static eye hand coordination, sorting, mazes, dot to dot, colors, visual tracking with the section called "Find it!," and matching. Another, get this app!!
Flow Free-great for problems solving and critical thinking.
Toca Monsters and Toca Hair Salon-these are just a lot of fun and the kids get a kick out of them. There is creativity used with these and imagination.
One Touch Drawing-this one is great for problems solving and critical thinking.
Bug Mazing-works on numbers, letters, tracing, and colors with great graphics to boot.
Bad Piggies-I like this for the kids because they have to figure out how to build a means of transportation to get to the prize so there's some good problem solving needed.
Spot the Dot-works on visual tracking and visual discrimination.
Cat and Dog Puzzles-I love these two because you can pick how many pieces for your child to use to put the puzzle together.
Smart Baby Sorter and Smart Baby Shapes-these are great for preschool kids to start learning these skills.
Word Puzzles-this is looking for hidden words but not in your normal fashion of across, diagonal, etc. You have to link the letters together by trailing your finger.
Duplo Food-a cute way to learn order . . . first this, then this, etc as well as visual motor skills.
Brainwell-works on problem solving, critical thinking, attention, memory, language. I'd consider this for elementary and middle school kids.
There's several more I could list here but I'd be here all night. I am so thankful for these folks that have come up with some really wonderful apps.
I invite you to comment if you know of any other apps that you would recommend, I'd greatly appreciate it!