What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Fun With Directions HD is an educational app that helps kids follow one-, two-, and multi-step verbal or text directions. The app can help kids practice listening and reviewing basic concept skills such as bottom, color, close, give, middle, and open. The app can benefit kids who may be struggling with receptive language and speech issues when the speech feature is enabled. Kids can practice reading and comprehension when the text feature is enabled.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
- reading comprehension
Thinking & Reasoning
- thinking critically
Engagement, Approach, Support
This simply designed app has user-friendly features that will help engage kids with a variety of learning issues. Brightly colored pictures on a plain white background help reduce attentional distractions.
Customizable settings help you tailor kids' practice. The app can be used simply for kids who need to practice listening and also be extremely beneficial for kids who need to practice their receptive language skills and comprehension skills.
An information link can easily be found on the opening screen. A demo also is provided in the opening of the app. Parents can track and monitor their kid's progress after setting up a username. Three levels give kids room to grow.
What's it about?
Kids are presented with brightly colored pictures on a white background. There are three levels of play. Directions go from simple one-step directions to more complex directions and choices. The more advanced level integrates more complex concepts at one time to enhance working and auditory memory. The "Super Direction" feature incorporates a recording, giving kids an expressive language and fluency experience. Parents can track a child's progress.
Is it any good?
FUN WITH DIRECTIONS HD is a great way to introduce concepts to kids in a fun and easy-to-use format. You can use this tool with kids who may need extra practice with their listening skills and following directions. The app gives room for growth with three levels of difficulty. Parents should note that this app isn't designed to take the place of hearing directions from the outside world -- it's a supplemental activity to help you see where your child may be struggling. The data is a way for parents to see and monitor their children's progress and discuss with their children's teachers.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about directions. Give kids verbal directions in the house, such as "Put the napkin under the plate."
Have kids listen to the app but not look at the screen for a few seconds to increase auditory memory demand.