We have some apps we’ve used for developing thinking, perseverance and problem solving skills. They don’t fit into any particular subject or key stage and these are probably just a few in an ocean of puzzle apps, but they’re the ones we’ve used.
First of all, Flow. Available for both iOS and Android. The game requires the user to link coloured dots together whilst filling the squares on the screen. The game begins with easier levels and gets progressively more challenging. It can be quite addictive. I first saw it being played on a train by a three year old and have seen adults of all ages enjoy it. A search of either the iTunes Store or Google Play Store for ‘flow’ will also reveal a long list of similar apps that include bridges, numbers and various other takes on the original.