(Ed. note: Be sure to also check out the new award-winning app Dexteria VMI.)
"I am going to start right off and tell you that I LOVE this app." (From the 5-star review by TheiPhonemom.com)
#1 Recommended Motor Skill App Now Available for Preschoolers & Toddlers!
^ Featured by Apple in Best New App/Education
^ Featured by Apple in Best For Ages 5 & Under
^ 2013 Editor's Choice Award Winner - Children's Technology Review
^ Featured in the App Store: Sensory & Visual Perception Apps
^ Rated 5 stars by TheiMum.com
^ BestAppsForKids Editor's Choice Award Winner
^ Editor's Favorite Award Winner - AppySmarts.com
^ A Top Pick from FunEducationalApps.com
^ Top 5 App of the Week - Childrens Technology Review
^ App of the Month - A4CWSN.com
^ Best 30 Apps of the Week - theguardian
From the makers of award-winning Dexteria, Dexteria Jr. is a set of hand and finger exercises to develop fine motor skills and handwriting readiness. The activities are specially designed for kids age 2-6. New characters, sprite animations, music, and sound effects all add up to a fun and engaging experience for toddlers and preschool-aged children.
Dexteria Jr.'s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the iPad's multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.
For best results the exercises should be done on a regular basis in short sessions. The exercises are designed to be repeatable and engaging.
The automatic tracking and reporting feature makes it easy for parents, teachers and occupational therapists to identify time on task and progress. You can email the progress reports right from the app itself.
Multi-user tracking is available as an in-app purchase. (Note to Volume Purchase Program customers: Consider buying Dexteria Jr. VPP instead. It includes multi-user tracking and you will pay a lower net cost than if you buy Dexteria Jr. and upgrade each copy via the in-app purchase. Just search "Dexteria Jr. VPP" in the app store.)
• Increases coordination and motor control in the hands and fingers
• Easy to use
• Great way to get kids ready for kindergarten
• Fun graphics, music, and sound effects
• "Quiet time" mode turns off music and/or sound effects
• Automatically creates performance and usage reports that can be emailed
• Designed in consultation with Occupational Therapists
• Less expensive and more reusable than workbooks
• Multi-user reporting available via in-app purchase (iPad version only)
We're serious about your privacy. This app does not track or share your personal information with us or anyone else. Images are not saved unless you manually save them. There is no user id tracking software, and no advertisements.
ATTENTION LICENSED OTs: Thank you for all the great feedback and suggestions! This app was developed in response to your requests for a version of Dexteria designed specifically for the preschool audience. Please let us know how we did, and as always, we will be guided by your comments.
Check out more fun developmental apps from BinaryLabs:
LetterReflex - Prevents and improves letter reversals and backwards writing
P.O.V. - Improve spatial reasoning skills, which in turn improve mathematics, navigation, and logic skills
Dexteria - Improve fine motor skills for ages K-Adult
Visit us: www.dexteria.net
Bug fixes, updated for new iOS.
Ratings and Reviews
Fun app for fine motor skills
Although this app is described as being for preschoolers, I have found that many of the children aged 4 - 7 that I work with really enjoy using this app. There are three different activities in this app - squish the squash, trace and erase and pinch the pepper. Squish the squash is good for developing speed and dexterity and has cute animations and sounds to motivate the user. In trace and erase, I have the child use a stylus to help with pencil hold and motor control. A series of increasingly complex paths must be traced and then erased. The child's picture is then taken using a variety of special effects. Pinch the pepper helps develop pincer grasp and strengthens the web space (between the index finger and thumb) for writing. Each activity provides a reinforcement for motivation. The child's progress is recorded and the app starts at the level where they left off at in the previous session. The report that is provided can be emailed. This is a great app but I would like to see the ability to choose the starting level, to modify the difficulty within levels and to have multiple users.
Once you open you can’t exit. Not worth it.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your message. Closing apps on iPhone X is different than previous versions, and our apps display in landscape mode. Here's how to do it:
1. While holding the phone in landscape mode, swipe up from the "bottom" of the screen. Note that this is the long side of the display, not the short side due to the landscape mode orientation.
2. Use a quick swipe upwards to close the app.
Nice visual motor app!
I am on occupational therapist working with students who have difficulties with visual motor skills. This app has really appealed to both my students and to me. My students enjoy the tracing activity the best. They first have to trace the lines within a specified area and then erase the lines they have drawn. After erasing their lines, the app takes a picture of the student, but each level/picture is different. Some pictures look like what you would see if you looked in a mirror at the carnival, some pictures are swirled, etc. The kids really love seeing what they are going to look like at each level. I like it because it is a motivating way to practice pre-writing skills. I also appreciate how it tracks accuracy. The only thing I don't like is that you can't choose which level you enter at. But I am guessing that that will change with an update.
- BinaryLabs, Inc.
- 32.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2013-2017 BinaryLabs, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Dexteria Jr. Multi-User $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.