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Speech with Milo: Sequencing

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Learning(i)

Delightful skill-building app teaches first, next, and last.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

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

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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.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • following directions
  • naming
  • storytelling

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • deduction
  • making conclusions
  • part-whole relationships

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Milo the mouse and Melvin the racoon are delightful characters. The most engaging part of this cute app is when kids get to watch the stories they've sequenced come to life in brief, animated cartoons.

Learning Approach

As part of a series created by a speech pathologist, this app helps kids learn sequencing and following directions, and can boost comprehension through storytelling -- foundational skills kids can use in many areas of their lives. 

Support

Customizing options include using hints, hearing sentences aloud, and turning applause sounds off or on. It would be nice to see more gameplay data for adults to track kids' progress.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • following directions
  • naming
  • storytelling

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • deduction
  • making conclusions
  • part-whole relationships

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.

This Learning Rating review was written by Dana Villamagna

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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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$2.99
Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:April 19, 2011
Category:Education
Publisher:Doonan Speech Therapy
Version:1.1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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