A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Rainbow Sentence offers kids a wide opportunity to learn grammatical sentence structure as well as helping with reading instruction and comprehension. The app offers a variety of helpful tools for kids with learning difficulties. Within the settings, parents can set audio instructions; color coding to help visually reinforce the different parts of a sentence; record sentences to help increase expressive language skills; and use word grouping to simplify sentence construction.
Ease of Play
The app includes a video tutorial to help parents and kids set up their account. When you first load the app, it opens up to the settings page. After watching the tutorial, you can set the levels based on your kids' needs.
Products & Purchases
As you launch the app, there's an ad for another app from the developer.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rainbow Sentences is a helpful way to teach kids how to construct a sentence. Flexible settings let you customize the experience and can increase independence for kids who may have learning difficulties. Once you set up a profile, you can track your kid's progress, and the app can grow with your child, as there are three levels of play and six levels of complexity. As kids grasp grammatical concepts, parents can change the settings to increase difficulty and understanding.
Is It Any Good?
Rainbow Sentences is an intuitive app with many accommodations for kids with learning difficulties. It offers kids a multisensory approach with room to grow as they achieve mastery. Using pictographs helps kids who need visual cues when trying to put together a group of words. Using color coding is especially helpful for kids who have difficulty with determining word order. Kids who are new to the app will need some guidance to get started.
Graphics could be more appealing, as they appear too simple and childish when used with older kids who may still need assistance making sentences. As the levels become more difficult, it would be nice to see sentences that relate to the real world to help kids with their social skills.
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