Virtual Speech Center has added another great app to their list! Sounds at Home is their newest addition and it doesn’t disappoint. Mama Bear helps kids ( between the ages of 2-6 ) target auditory skills in her cute cottage. Students are given auditory prompts to follow to earn some cute bears to play a puzzle game.
Getting the app ready for your students is quick and easy. Before you get started make sure you have your settings chosen. If you need more information about the app, check out the Info button. To get the app ready for play, just enter in their names and tap save.
From there, you can choose from 3 different types of activities:
Sound Identification in the Living Room.
Rhyming, Identifying initial sounds, and identifying final sounds in the Kitchen.
and Following 1-step directions with one element, Following 1-step directions with two elements, Following 2-step directions, Following 2-step temporal directions in the Playroom.
After student’s have answered ‘X’ amount of questions ( the amount you pre-set in the settings ) correctly they get to put together a puzzle. The amount of correct questions is kept track by cute little bears at the bottom of the screen. The completed picture of the puzzle is shown next to the pieces for students to use as a guide.
After you’re done you can review the student’s progress and even email it to yourself for your records if you want.
I really liked this app. It is cute, engaging, and offers prompts and targets for a tough area to work on with little ones. The areas to work on are key auditory skills and the presentation ( using common rooms in the homes ) is great and applicable for kids. The graphics are engaging and may be a bit distracting for younger kids when they start, but I can see them focusing on the task as they play more. If you work with Early Childhood, Pre-K, and Kindergarten this would be a great app to have available.
You can download this app for just 6.99 on iTunes.
*This app was provided to me to complete this review. The thoughts and opinions are my own 🙂