Fun With Directions HD
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'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.
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: following directions, reading comprehension|
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: thinking critically |
|Pricing structure:||Free to Try, Paid (A free "lite" version includes a sample of the concepts and features available in the full version.)|
|Release date:||October 25, 2013|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 5.0 or later|