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Free Resources

Get more out of our apps by downloading these free add-on resources. They are ready to use collections of stories for Special Stories and words, pictures and audio for Special Words.

You can also add your own content, which is a great way to harness your child's interest and extend their learning. They are a fantastic option to help support your curriculum and with adapting school and therapy work.

Available to download into Special Words (both the Standard and Pro edition) and Special Stories

For iPad and iPhone users, you must have version 3.0 or later of Special Stories and/or version 4.0 or later of Special Words. For Android users, you must have version 1.8 or later of Special Stories and/or version 3.4 or later of Special Words, and your device must be running Android 4.4 or later. 

 

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Birthday, School, Emotions, Colours and Shapes, Cars

flying-witch.jpg   snowman.png   fireworks.jpg   valentine-card.jpg   rooster.jpg   easter-bunny.jpg

Halloween, Christmas and Holiday, New Year, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, Easter

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Lots of Socks!, Where is the Sock?

Available to download into Special Words Pro

These resources are grouped by category. Each individual add-on comprises a word list (profile), containing at least 8 words, and each word is supplied with text, image and spoken word. For example, the People who help us add-on in the People & Communities category comprises of nurse, vet, teacher, dentist, doctor, lollipop lady, fireman and policeman. 

Geography 

Spring, Summer, Autum, Winter, Weather, Transport, Little critters, Woodland & forest, Rainforest, Under the sea, The solar system

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eyfs-little-critters.jpg   eyfs-woodland-and-forest.jpg   eyfs-rainforest.jpg   eyfs-under-the-sea.jpg   eyfs-the-solar-system.jpg 

History 

Stone Age, Egyptian, Castles, Great fire of London

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Speech & Language 

Sounds - listening, S sounds

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People & Communities

People who help us, Positive behaviour

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Understanding of the World

Life cycle of a butterfly, Life cycle of a flower, Life cycle of a frog

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To download these free resources, please carefully follow the following steps:

If you intend to download several add-ons, you can make this quicker if you first disable the Child Safety Gate in the app's Settings.

Note: Add-ons are currently available with text and audio in British English. We will be adding more languages in the future, but meanwhile you can easily personalise the English add-ons for any other language.

For Special Words or Special Words Pro on iOS or Android

  1. If you have disabled editing in the app, re-enable it via the Settings. You may also want to disable the Child Safety Gate.
  2. Open the app, go to Word List. On iOS tap the action button (top right) and on Android tap the menu button (top right). Select Import Word List, then Download from Special iApps.
  3. If you have not yet registered and activated the app, follow the simple steps there to do so.
  4. You will then see a list of different catagories: first select the collection, and then the add-on.
  5. When download has completed, choose Add new profileNOT any of the Replace options.

For Special Stories on iOS or Android

  1. If you have disabled editing in the app, re-enable it via the Settings. You may also want to disable the Child Safety Gate.
  2. Open the app. On iOS tap action button (top left), or on Android tap menu (top left) and select Sharing. Then select Import Story, then Download from Special iApps
  3. If you have not yet registered and activated the app, follow the simple steps there to do so.
  4. You will then see a list of different catagories: first select the collection, and then the add-on.
  5. When download has completed, choose Add new collectionNOT any of the Replace options.