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Starfall All About Me

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Familiar themes boost learning for new readers.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn new vocabulary and build their reading skills in Starfall All About Me. Through word associations and sentence completion tasks, kids learn new words about the body, items in the home, and other familiar objects. With the audio options, kids can choose to hear the whole sentence or individual words, allowing them to build reading skills at their own pace. Furthermore, sentence completion and word matching activities help kids attend to print concepts such as sentence structure and word length. Starfall All About Me is a thoughtful app with a clear focus on literacy.

Ease of play

The activities are very simple and easy to navigate, requiring mostly tapping and drag and drop.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Starfall All About Me teaches vocabulary and reading skills in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Kids who have spent time on the Starfall website will recognize the activity from the "It's Fun to Read" section of the site. The activities take place in familiar settings, such as at home or in the park, and introduce kids to words about the body, household objects, and more. Kids can personalize the experience by creating their own avatars and answering questions about themselves. Starfall All About Me engages preschoolers in age-appropriate learning activities with no distractions.

What's it about?

In STARFALL ALL ABOUT ME, kids start by choosing a gender (unfortunately identified as pink for girl and blue for boy). Two different activities each focus on a theme. One activity helps kids learn basic words about the body or a specific room in the house. Here, kids drag a word to the matching object. The other activity presents a question like "Where do I sleep?" and then walks kids through different scenarios involving the bed. Kids see sentences like, "My bed is ..." and must choose a word to fill in the blank.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Starfall All About Me is a great app for emerging readers. Though not the sleekest of apps, the interactive features do a good job of enhancing and personalizing kids' learning. Kids can choose to tap on individual words to hear them said aloud by the kid-friendly narrator. Parents can turn the auto-read on or off, giving new readers extra support or allowing kids to read the sentences on their own. 

What makes it relatable for kids is that the learning activities are all about things familiar to them. It even takes a basic activity like designing the avatar and uses it as an opportunity to teach about facial features. Starfall All About Me is a great combination of curriculum-based learning with relevant and engaging activities.

Families can talk about...

  • Help your kids create their own avatars; as you explore the choices together, talk about how different facial features and characteristics make each person unique.

  • Label objects in your home (maybe try one room at a time) to help your kids make stronger connections to new words.

  • Visit the Starfall website for more activities.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Subjects:Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, reading, vocabulary
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: applying information
Health & Fitness: body awareness
Price:$2.99
Release date:June 29, 2012
Category:Education
Size:15.20 MB
Publisher:Starfall Education
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 23, 2012

starfall all about me

relevant and engaging activities.
Kid, 12 years old July 5, 2015

I USED TO LOVE ALL ABOUT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I was little and my class went to the computer lab, everyone spent the time playing " All About Me". It is a great and VERY FUN game for ages 4-7. The only problem with this game is that it may have some privacy/safety concerns.
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