Dexteria Jr.

App Review
Additional Description

A simple fine motor and visual perception app designed for children between two and six years of age.

Format iPhone, iPad, Android
Age Range early primary, late primary, high school
Motivators noise/auditory, visual, verbal praise
Curriculum/Goal Areas ICT
Evidence-based Intervention Individual Supports, Behaviour Management, Family Involvement
Targeted Skills Hand eye coordination, e.g. the ability to trace over pre-writing patterns, to tap a moving picture. Prewriting skills, e.g. tracing over prewriting patterns. Fine finger movements, e.g. finger isolation (pointing) and pinch
Great For
  • Introducing a child to pre-writing tasks for the first time.
  • Motivating a child to complete fine motor based activities. The app provides visual reinforcement by showing a picture of the user (through the front camera of the iPad), as well as verbal praise and reinforcing auditory reward sounds.
Please Consider

The ‘Pinch the Pepper’ activity does not accurately reflect functional pinching and may not work if the child has longer finger nails.

Generalise Skills and Knowledge
  • Use the app as a warm-up to complete other functional fine motor activities, e.g. drawing pre-writing shapes on paper, pinching play dough.
  • Positively reinforce attempts when completing fine motor activities through verbal praise and reward systems.

Developer: BinaryLabs, Inc.

Price: 4.49 AUD

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Dexteria Jr. - Fine Motor Skill Development

Customer ratings: (5 ratings)
Category: Education, Medical
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 04.04.2013
Version: 1.2
Size: 30.78 MB
Requirements: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

(Ed. note: Be sure to also check out the new award-winning app Dexteria VMI.)

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Screenshots Dexteria Jr. - Fine Motor Skill Development

Screenshots Dexteria Jr. - Fine Motor Skill Development for iPad

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