A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Speech with Milo: Verbs is an English grammar and speech therapy tool that teaches kids verbs through watching the actions of "Milo," a cartoon mouse. Tap on Milo and see him act out an action like "eat" or "swing." Touch a tab and hear a narrator use the verb in a sentence that may include the "-ing" or "-ed" form: "Milo is swinging at the park." This app is one of a series of Milo apps created by a speech pathologist to help kids learn language skills in a fun, easy way.
What's it about?
Kids tap on Milo the mouse, and he'll start acting out verbs such as knocking on a door; as the word "Knock" appears on the screen, a narrator says the word aloud. Tap again, and kids see and hear another verb. Touch a tab and the narrator uses the verb in a sentence that may include the "-ing" or "-ed" form: "Milo is swinging at the park." Parents and therapists can tap on specific instruction tabs for each to learn teaching tips for best use of SPEECH WITH MILO: VERBS.
Is it any good?
For kids who need extra speech help, Speech with Milo: Verbs can be quite helpful in introducing the concept of action-based words. It will be most useful for kids who are entertained by a cute mouse acting out happy things like "bounce" and "hug" and who need to learn the general concept of action words. Kids looking for practice with verbs as a part of speech or kids used to playing faster-paced apps may find this app monotonous.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Language & Reading: speaking, storytelling, vocabulary
- Skills: Communication: speaking
- Subscription price: $2.99
- Release date: April 4, 2011
- Category: Education
- Size: 86.50 MB
- Publisher: Doonan Speech Therapy
- Version: 1.1.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later , Android 2.3.3 and up
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