Speech with Milo: Sequencing

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Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Delightful skill-building app teaches first, next, and last.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn skills related to using logic and visual clues to follow and predict what will happen in written and spoken stories. The app also gives kids practice with following directions and making conclusions. These skills can help kids with storytelling and retelling. It would be nice to see more information for parents on kids' progress. Speech with Milo: Sequencing helps young children learn sequencing and storytelling skills in a simple and encouraging way.

Ease of Play

Clear instructions, options, and settings. There's also an option to get hints.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Speech with Milo: Sequencing is a sequencing and storytelling game for young children. Slide the three picture cards into correct order (first, next, and last), then watch the story you've sequenced come to life in a brief animated cartoon. The 36 common activities found here, such as hitting a baseball or eating a sandwich, were chosen by a speech-language pathologist to help kids learn to organize time, sentence, and storytelling concepts with familiar themes.

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What's it about?

This sequencing app is part of a series of Milo language skills apps created by a speech pathologist to help kids build critical sequencing skills necessary for their own storytelling and for increased comprehension of others' stories. Milo is a cute mouse who is featured in all of the sequencing cards, which show parts of stories for kids to place in order of occurrence. Speech with Milo: Sequencing may not be flashy, but it provides good practice in a basic skill.

Is it any good?

The 36 basic, three-part stories that are scrambled for kids to put in correct order include Milo mouse and his friend Melvin the raccoon. These delightful characters in SPEECH WITH MILO: SEQUENCING help young children learn sequencing and storytelling skills in a simple way. The stories are each paired with their animated version that kids can play when they get the sequences correct, which provides a fun reward. The app provides some customizing options such as giving hints, hearing the sentences aloud, and turning on or off applause sounds. Milo also has other speech education apps that teach verbs and prepositions.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Once your kid gets the hang of this app, ask him or her to make their own story sequence cards for you to unscramble.

  • Challenge kids to use their imagination and go beyond the three-card story to make up what might happen next in the sequence. It might be serious or silly!

App details

For kids who love to have fun learning

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