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Kids can learn how to connect verbs, nouns, articles, and prepositional phrases correctly by using First Phrases HD. In easy mode, kids gain visual and auditory input of a wide variety of phrases, which is especially helpful for younger users or for kids who need receptive language support. In challenge mode, kids practice dragging and dropping verbs, articles, and phrases. Kids also can record the phrases they construct to reinforce language development. For kids learning and practicing basic English-language skills, First Phrases HD provides simple and effective auditory, verbal, and visual practice.
Ease of Play
First Phrases HD is a simple, clutter-free, visual game. Help features are easily accessible.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that First Phrases HD is an easy-to-use, language-development tool. It provides effective practice for two- and three-word phrases and lets kids practice saying and recording the phrases with visual support. Kids also can practice sliding the phrase parts in the correct order for more of a challenge. The simple but entertaining graphics are perfect for kids who need a clutter-free screen. It's definitely pricey, but it's especially worth it for kids with expressive or receptive language delays who might need speech-therapy reinforcement.
Is It Any Good?
Though the graphics are purposefully simple, First Phrases HD packs powerful language practice for kids who need reinforcement in multiple word phrases. The leveled approach and numerous verb combinations give kids infinite opportunities to hear two- and three-word phrases, see them in action, and practice speaking them. First Phrases HD seems especially helpful for kids with receptive or expressive language delays or kids who might benefit from limited sensory input.
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