{App Review} Signed Stories apps


{App Review} Signed Stories apps

I am loving the combination of sign language with books and fun activities to aide in sign language learning! The apps are very well designed and have several options to customize them for your needs. Take look at this video for a peek at them:

All books include:
• high definition animated stories
• expert American Sign Language translations for deaf and non-verbal children
• clear narration, sound effects and specially-commissioned music to entertain and educate hearing children
• captions which can be customized by size, color contrast and font style to make reading easier for children and adults with dyslexia
• the option to select any combination of sign language, captions and audio
• a vocabulary builder and two interactive language learning games to teach children functional and high frequency words

The app developer has made a very wise choice in offering paid versions of the apps that include everything without any in app purchases (IAP). This makes it possible for schools and other state run facilities to purchase them.

Here are the two apps that I received to review:

* Signed Stories Book Bundle #3 for Schools by ITV Broadcasting Limited, https://appsto.re/us/fIE6U.i, $19.99 (includes 8 books – all included without any IAPs; each book is also available at the price listed below as an IAP within their free app). My fave is “Driving My Tractor” which I also as a book + CD so it’s cool to have a sign language enhanced version. The classic stories included in this bundle provide lots of opportunities for language with repeated lines.

– Hickory Dickory Dock .99
– Driving My Tractor $5.99
– Head Shoulder Knees and Toes $3.99
– Five Little Speckled Frogs .99
– Twinkle Twinkle Little Star .99
– Rock a Bye Baby .99
– First Time Nursery $3.99
– You and Me $2.99

* Signed Stories – Weather and Seasons Book Bundle by ITV Broadcasting Limited, https://appsto.re/us/oX_neb.i, $17.99 (includes 8 books – all included without any IAPs; each book is also available at the price listed below as an IAP within their free app). I have several patients who have a high interest in weather so these stories have been a hit with them 😃

– Spring $2.99
– Sun $1.99
– Rain $1.99
– Snow $1.99
– Wind $1.99
– Winter $2.99
– Fall $2.99
– Summer $2.99
They also offer a free app that includes one book and then more are available as IAPs. Some parents may prefer this option. I also noticed they have quite a few books that are only available as IAPs. The free app with IAPs: Signed Stories by ITV Broadcasting Limited, https://appsto.re/us/ByX1G.i

Website: http://www.signedstories.com/apps

Social media sites:
* https://www.facebook.com/ITVSignedStories
* https://twitter.com/SignedStories

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.