Sunday, January 25, 2015

There's An App For That!

For more verbal kids, I'm loving "Chatterkid" and "Sock Puppets". The students love recording their words or sentences and listening back regarding speech and language targets. There's an element of fun to these apps, as they can make puppets or inanimate objects talk, and they can customize the playback to be a silly voice. For the early preschooler, an all-time favorite of mine is "Peekaboo HD". Farm animals hide behind a stack of hay and you can hear their sounds. Child can predict what the animal is, and older kids can practice sentences like "I hear a __" or "A __ says__". When the haystack is touched, the animal appears. It's great for basic cause-effect, too.