App a Day: I'm looking over weather reports of a record storm covering much of the U.S. as we move into February, so it seems fitting to feature a little app that's modest in its intentions but potentially lifesaving for families of children who just don't get that no, you can't wear your sundress to school when there are six inches of snow. iDress for Weather does two things: tells what the weather is like today, and shows a picture of the appropriate attire. You can customize it with photos from your child's own closet, and maybe ward off some fights by letting kids look up acceptable outfits on the iPhone or iPod or iPad all by themselves. For more information on the $1.99 app, visit its website or iTunes store page. If you've used this app, fill out a review form to add your own take.
This concludes my app-a-day January series. Most of the apps featured this month have been added to my listing of special-needs apps, and if you're still in the mood for app reviews, check the blogs Apps for Children with Special Needs for video reviews and Squidalicious for a spreadsheet of autism apps. And don't forget to share your take on the Apple or Android apps you try with your child.
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