Parents' Guide to

Sago Mini First Words

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Practice drills support speech challenges via video models.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Education
Sago Mini First Words App: Product Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say Not yet rated
Kids say (1 ):

The high-quality video modeling and repetition make for a solid resource for kids who need a little extra help with their speech development. The kid models do a wonderful job of enunciating as they slowly and deliberately demonstrate saying each word. Sago Mini First Words also does a nice job of allowing kids to watch themselves as they practice saying the word back. The voice recognition software works somewhat well to give kids feedback on how clearly they pronounced the target word, though it's also pretty easy for kids to slide through without really saying the word correctly. The mouth exercises category is also great for helping kids move and control their mouth and tongue in various ways. Parents should be aware that even though there are a few little activities thrown in each exercise, Sago Mini First Words is not a game. In fact, each word follows the exact same format and kids may soon feel like they're doing practice drills. As such, these drills have the potential to be really wonderful for kids who have some speech challenges. But, the need for something like this for kids who are developing speech normally is debatable. And, given the subscription price, parents will definitely want to check out the free trial before deciding if these speech drills are right for their kid.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : speaking, vocabulary
  • Skills: Communication : speaking
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (Subscription costs $7.99/month or $59.99/year. 7-day free trial available.)
  • Release date: July 12, 2022
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Sago Sago
  • Version: 1.0.220707
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 13.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 5, 2022

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate