Favorite articulation app: Articulation Station
This app is great for kids to play with by themselves or with a sibling or friend while they practice their good speech sounds and are exposed to new vocabulary words. Articulation Station Pro (which includes all the sounds) sells for $49.99. However, if your little one only needs to work on specific sounds (like /k/ or /g/), you can download each one for $2.99-5.99. You can download a free sample version of Articulation Station to try it out in the iTunes store.
The Mobile Education Store has many other great apps such as: Sentence Builder, Sentence Builder Teen, Story Builder, Language Builder, Rainbow Sentences, and Speech Journal. Preposition Builder sells for $7.99 in the iTunes store.
Favorite story app: Toy Story Showtime!
I am a huge fan of the Toy Story movies, so when I found this, I was beyond excited! This app is an interactive story of the Toy Story gang planning a talent show. It targets early reading concepts and vocabulary. Vocabulary words are repeated throughout the story. This is great since kids learn best through multiple exposures.
Favorite FREE app: Make a Scene- Farmyard
I have found that with most of the free apps, my students get bored quickly. They are usually a “lite” version of another app or don’t include much variety. This app is an exception to that rule! I love using this app during my “On the Farm” theme week in therapy. This app gives you an option of blank farm scenes (barn, pasture, etc) and the free choice of animals, farm tools, vegetables, and people to customize your own farm!
This app can target vocabulary, prepositions, characteristics, and conversation skills. They even include a variety of each animal to work on descriptive words (muddy pig, spotted horse). This app would be perfect to keep your little one busy while on errands or in the waiting room… and it’s FREE! I hope you all have found this post helpful, and hopefully will add a few more apps to your bag of tricks.
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