Posts Tagged ‘Core Vocabulary’

Over 100 Free & Affordable Apps + Boom Cards to Target AAC Core Vocabulary – list compiled by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, OMazing Kids

Over 100 Free & Affordable Apps + Boom Cards to Target AAC Core Vocabulary

The main thing I look for when searching for apps to use for targeting core vocabulary for AAC users are open-ended play, book or sticker apps that are intuitive, have large engaging graphics, are ad-free, have the option to toggle off any background music or it is very subtle (not over stimulating) while still leaving on any sound effects or voiceovers and any outside links are well hidden behind a parental gate. You can use these apps to target the same core vocabulary that you would with a “real” toy or activity. Think of it as the “virtual” version of that. Lock the “play” iPad into the app that you have selected by enabling Guided Access. If the child is using an iPad as their “talker”, then it is also locked into their AAC app via Guided Access.

  • Prices, availability & device/iOS compatibility were all checked in the USA App Store and website links were all working at the time this post was written (5:00pm CST on 7/22/20). Prices may vary outside the USA based on the exchange rate.
  • Some of these apps may not be available for download on your device if you are not running the minimum required iOS.
  • Many of these apps are “iOS Universal”. Those can be used on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
  • Some apps have IAPs (in-app purchases) for additional items. So after you have installed those apps and purchased anything that you wanted be sure to adjust the settings on your iPad to prevent unintended purchases.
  • All of the apps on this list were priced at $3.99 or less at the time of this post… and a lot of them are FREE:

FREE: 50 apps

$.99: 7 apps

$1.99: 13 apps

$2.99: 27 apps

$3.99: 30 apps

  1. A Place to Grow by Bloom & Grow, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/a-place-to-grow/id626772262, iOS Universal, iOS 9.1 or later, currently FREE
  2. Animal Captain by Italic ApS, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/animal-captain/id968005663, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE. More info: http://animalcaptain.net
  3. Artie’s Magic Pencil by Minilab Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/arties-magic-pencil/id1132630378, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $2.99 (fun to target the core word “make” and pair with the book “Harold and the Purple Crayon” (for those with free access… it is available on Epic – Kids’ Books and Videos by Epic Creations, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/epic-kids-books-and-videos/id719219382). Another similar app: DogBiscuit – A drawing book for fingerpainting by Tivola Publishing GmbH, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dogbiscuit-a-drawing-book-for-fingerpainting/id1048926410, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99)
  4. Avokiddo Emotions by AVOKIDDO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/avokiddo-emotions/id661758013, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99
  5. BakingFun for Kids by Jaroslav Ozevic, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bakingfun-for-kids/id711666913, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99 (free printable core vocab mini book that I made to go with the app: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2014/08/25/core-vocabulary-app-of-the-week-free-printable-booklet-baking-fun-by-kujifun/)
  6. Balloonimals by IDEO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/balloonimals/id307459878, iOS Universal, iOS 11.0 or later (can use on older iOS if previously purchased it), $1.99 & Balloonimal Babies, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/balloonimal-babies/id840455174, iOS Universal, iOS 11.0 or later (can use on older iOS if previously purchased it), $1.99
  7. Bamba apps (faves are Bamba Ice-Cream, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bamba-ice-cream/id536449670, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Bamba Wonderland, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bamba-wonderland/id1113941087, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE; Bamba Pizza, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bamba-pizza/id529035121, iPad only, iOS 5.1 or later, $.99)
  8. Cars in gift box by Thematica – educational and fun apps for kids, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cars-in-gift-box/id741267930, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, FREE
  9. Chicco App Toys Blocks by Artsana S.p.A., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chicco-app-toys-blocks/id979861753, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, FREE
  10. City Cars Adventures by BUBL by Apps4kids games, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/city-cars-adventures-by-bubl/id972003056, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $2.99
  11. Comomola apps (faves are… Comomola Pirates, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/comomola-pirates/id1087920915, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE & Comomola Far West Train, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/comomola-far-west-train/id1209680507, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE)
  12. Crayola Nail Party – A Nail Salon Experience by Budge Studios, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crayola-nail-party-a-nail-salon-experience/id888695363, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, FREE with IAP to unlock full version
  13. Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets by Crayola, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crayola-scribble-scrubbie-pets/id1475682282, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE
  14. Dance On: The next best thing to real dancing! by Brian Smith, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dance-on-the-next-best-thing-to-real-dancing/id1191742192, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE
  15. Dino Olympics by Polished Play by Polished Play, LLC
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dino-olympics-by-polished-play/id1331659824, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, FREE
  16. Dino-Store by Bluemarker, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dino-store/id585701049, iOS Universal, iOS 6.1 or later, FREE
  17. Dr. Panda apps (several great ones… my faves are: Dr. Panda Bus Driver, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-bus-driver/id741224931, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda’s Carnival, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-pandas-carnival/id1001059684, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda Bath Time, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-bath-time/id1104191752, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99 (see this blog post for free printable symbols that I made for this app: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/09/09/app-review-dr-panda-bath-time/); Dr. Panda Daycare, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-daycare/id575812869, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda Swimming Pool, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-swimming-pool/id916130071, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda’s Ice Cream Truck, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-pandas-ice-cream-truck/id950593464, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99; Dr. Panda Ice Cream Truck 2, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-panda-ice-cream-truck-2/id1495748357, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, currently FREE)
  18. Dr. PetPlay by Brent Engels, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-petplay/id735856889, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, $1.99
  19. Duck Duck Moose apps (several faves…. Draw and Tell HD, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/draw-and-tell-hd/id504752087, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Build A Truck, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/build-a-truck/id734640915, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Princess Fairy Tale Maker, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/princess-fairy-tale-maker/id527336678, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Superhero Comic Book Maker HD, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/superhero-comic-book-maker-hd/id547117153, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Wheels on the Bus HD, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wheels-on-the-bus-hd/id371962250, iPad only, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE)
  20. Dylan’s Awesome Cars by Gearley, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dylans-awesome-cars/id900265775, iPhone app, can be used on iPad in 2x mode, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE
  21. Easy Car Wash for Kids by Uriel Cebreros https://apps.apple.com/us/app/easy-car-wash-for-kids/id1353174264, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE
  22. Eat Bird Eat by Hamba Studio Ltd., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eat-bird-eat/id1505275863, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE. Simple tapping game. Avoid the rocks and bombs. The rocks make the bird’s belly shrink and the bombs make it fall over. Reminds me a little of avoiding bombs in Fruit Ninja. The goal is to make the bird eat until it’s full. Each round is short, nice vivid colors and there isn’t any background music or sounds. Would be fun to target Core Vocabulary (eat, go, stop, big, my turn, wait, fast, slow, etc…).
  23. Filimundus apps (several faves… My Little Work – Garage, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-little-work-garage/id720288164, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Animal Fun Park Family Version, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/animal-fun-park-family-version/id1218307760, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99; BRIO World – Railway, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/brio-world-railway/id1064517589, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99)
  24. Firecracker Simulator by Surojit Roy, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/firecracker-simulator/id1513142120, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, FREE
  25. Fish chase interactive storybook by madebyeducators, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fish-chase-interactive-storybook/id837325344, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99
  26. Fox and Sheep apps (several faves: Little Fox Animal Doctor, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-fox-animal-doctor/id1036517151, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Little Builders for Kids, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-builders-for-kids/id875242534, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, $3.99; Little Friends Dance Studio AR, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-friends-dance-studio-ar/id1218897499, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, $3.99)
  27. Fuzzy House by Fuzzy House Aps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fuzzy-house/id1097808457, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99
  28. Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/go-away-big-green-monster/id470037065, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99
  29. Here Kitty! by Impending, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/here-kitty/id1450776581, iOS Universal (but the snoring big white kitty is only available on the iPad), iOS 11.0 or later, FREE
  30. iMake Giant Gummies- Gummy Food Games for Kids by Cubic Frog Apps, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/imake-giant-gummies-gummy-food-games-for-kids/id592057489, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99
  31. Kapu Toys apps (faves are Kapu Fishing, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kapu-fishing/id934880282, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $1.99 & Kapu Blocks, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kapu-blocks/id765717687, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $1.99)
  32. Kalley’s Machine Plus Cats by RocketWagon, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kalleys-machine-plus-cats/id905722643, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $.99
  33. Khan Academy Kids by Khan Academy, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/khan-academy-kids/id1378467217, iOS Universal, iOS 9.3 or later, FREE
  34. Kids build & crash blocks game by Droplace, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kids-build-crash-blocks-game/id1254357057, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE
  35. KlangDings – House of Music by doDings GbR, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/klangdings-house-of-music/id1032756232, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99
  36. Labo Car Designer (3+) by Labo Lado Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/labo-car-designer-3/id889855047, iPad only, iOS 6.0 or later, $.99
  37. Learn & Play by Fisher-Price by Homer
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/learn-play-by-fisher-price/id415894286
  38. LEGO® DUPLO® Connected Train by LEGO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-duplo-connected-train/id1321310653, iOS Universal, iOS 9.3 or later, FREE
  39. LEGO® DUPLO® WORLD by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-duplo-world/id1458749093, iOS Universal, iOS 9.3.5 or later, FREE (includes the Number Train & Creative Building areas, has several IAPs for additional content but enough free content is included and is well designed)
  40. Leo the Truck and Cars Game by Project First, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/leo-the-truck-and-cars-game/id1329183062, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE with IAP for additional content
  41. MarcoPolo Ocean by MarcoPolo Learning, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marcopolo-ocean/id797157312, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, FREE
  42. Make it go BOOM by Appsters AB,
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/make-it-go-boom/id1169117844, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE
  43. MIXIMAL by YATATOY
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/miximal/id829623705, iOS Universal, iOS 6.1 or later, $1.99
  44. MyMemo – Kids Matching Game by App Family AB, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mymemo-kids-matching-game/id1039357953, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99 (see this post for download codes for several core vocabulary card decks that I made and shared: https://www.facebook.com/174264525957894/posts/3051268928257425/?vh=e&d=n)
  45. My PlayHome by PlayHome Software Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome/id439628153, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99 (all of the apps by this app developer are great: My PlayHome Hospital, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome-hospital/id1095280287, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99; My PlayHome School, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome-school/id922188121, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99; My PlayHome Stores, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome-stores/id683942610, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99; and the brand new My PlayHome Plus, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-playhome-plus/id1489812608, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE includes the original house and has IAPs for other areas – see this post for important tips on how to get access to areas within that app if already own the other apps: https://www.facebook.com/174264525957894/posts/3245080212209628/)
  46. Mulle Meck’s cars — a construction set for kids by Piu-Piu, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mulle-mecks-cars-a-construction-set-for-kids/id1133207599, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99
  47. Nampa Tivoli by Nampa Design AB
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nampa-tivoli/id1050775269, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $1.99
  48. Peekaboo Barn by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peekaboo-barn/id300590611, iOS Universal, iOS 5.1.1 or later, $1.99
  49. Peek-a-Zoo Underwater by Jenny Talavera, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peek-a-zoo-underwater/id541193144, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99 (also: Peek-a-Zoo: Play Peekaboo Zoo, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peek-a-zoo-play-peekaboo-zoo/id471531262, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99; Peek-a-Zoo Farm, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peek-a-zoo-farm-for-toddlers/id738126623, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99; Peek-a-Zoo Train, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peek-a-zoo-train/id653327324, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99)
  50. Pepi Play apps (several faves…. Pepi Garage, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-garage/id1024617728, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE; Pepi Bath, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-bath/id505124220, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $1.99; Pepi Ride, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-ride/id935224319, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99; Pepi Super Stores, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-super-stores/id1198599796, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Pepi Doctor, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pepi-doctor/id733788136, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $1.99)
  51. Peppa Pig™: Theme Park by Entertainment One, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peppa-pig-theme-park/id1060102144, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99
  52. PlayToddlers apps (several faves: Sweet Home Stories (Full), https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sweet-home-stories-full/id1201347351, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Happy Daycare Stories (Full), https://apps.apple.com/us/app/happy-daycare-stories-full/id1132198474, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Daily Shopping Stories (Full), https://apps.apple.com/us/app/daily-shopping-stories-full/id1259820579, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99)
  53. Pogg – kids game for language by Ricky Vuckovic, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pogg-kids-game-for-language/id330964517, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $.99
  54. Rivet: Better Reading Practice by Area 120 by Google, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rivet-better-reading-practice/id1405632917, iOS Universal, iOS 11 or later (can use on older iOS if previously purchased it), FREE. Lots of great early readers with opportunities to target Core Vocabulary. I love that you can tap on a word to see a simple definition & record yourself saying the word. The speech recognition capabilities appear to be accurate so SLPs will enjoy trying it out. More advanced readers are available and books are available in English & Spanish. I also like that it saves books to “read again” and you can tap a star to save a book to your “favorites”. I’m finding this app much easier to search, navigate and use than Epic…. and it’s always FREE. See more info: https://rivet.area120.com. Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.area120.studybuddy.sagaflutter, Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V7GYNCK. They are also working on a web-based version but it is still in beta… not full featured yet and crashed several times when I tried to use it in Safari on my iPad. So I’d stick with the app.
  55. Sago Mini apps (lots of great apps…. here are some of my faves: Sago Mini Sound Box, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-sound-box/id640709006, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Sago Mini Babies Dress Up, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-babies-dress-up/id1132213599, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, currently FREE; Sago Mini Road Trip, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-road-trip/id871230822, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Sago Mini Friends, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-friends/id1245748156, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Sago Mini Babies, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-babies/id994673739, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $3.99; Sago Mini Camping, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sago-mini-camping/id1496657805, iOS 9.0 or later, $3.99 as IAP (the app appears to be free but on the opening screen you either choose to purchase it via IAP or if you subscribe to their Sago Mini World it is included)
  56. Sharing with Duckie Deck by Duckie Deck Development, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sharing-with-duckie-deck/id574861323, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $2.99
  57. Shoe the Goose apps (faves are… Monster Truck Doodle, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/monster-truck-doodle/id794631371, iOS Universal, iOS 13.0 or later, $.99; Cookie Doodle, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cookie-doodle/id342128086, iOS Universal, iOS 13.0 or later, $.99 – both can be used on older iOS if previously purchased it)
  58. Spark Speech – Core Verbs by Jesse Emling
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spark-speech-core-verbs/id1534629064, iPad only, iOS 12 or later, $1.99 (9 mini books targeting the following verbs: go, stop, turn, push, pull, make, open, close, play; there are no voiceovers)
  59. Super Hen Hunt – Maze for Kids by Busy Things Limited, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/super-hen-hunt-maze-for-kids/id1269053210, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $1.99. Fun way to target Core Vocabulary (go, turn, look, open, help, open, etc…) plus directional concepts (forward, back, right, left).
  60. The Zwuggels – Beach Holidays and Treasure Hunt by Ploosh GmbH, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-zwuggels-beach-holidays-and-treasure-hunt/id1143084088, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-zwuggels-beach-holidays-and-treasure-hunt/id1143084088, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $2.99. Full review & list of Core Vocabulary in each section of the game: https://bit.ly/2FhhNRW
  61. Toca Boca apps (lots of great apps…. here are some of my faves: Toca Pet Doctor, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-pet-doctor/id808108897, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Tea Party, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-tea-party/id424174500, iPad only, iOS 10.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Train, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-train/id521640355, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Kitchen Monsters, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-kitchen-monsters/id510301841, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, FREE; Toca Hair Salon Me, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-hair-salon-me/id730873197, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Store, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-store/id442705759, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $3.99; Toca Dance Free, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toca-dance-free/id1091215595, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE (there is also a full version of the app for $3.99))
  62. Toddlers: Round and round by Droplace, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/toddlers-round-and-round/id1195530606, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE
  63. Wee Taps apps (a few faves… Wee Trains, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wee-trains/id1040501662, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Wee Subs, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wee-subs/id583712953, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $2.99; Moon Tunes – Music Player For Kids, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/moon-tunes-music-player-for-kids/id928624034, iPad only, iOS 7.1 or later, FREE)
  64. Where Is My Little Square Bear? by Eli Hooper, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/where-is-my-little-square-bear/id1200609756, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, FREE (see this post for free printables that I made for this app: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2020/07/17/free-app-pdf-with-8-pages-of-free-printables-to-target-core-vocabulary-articulation-rhyming-created-by-angela-moorad-ms-ccc-slp-omazing-kids/)
  65. WoodieHoo Pirates by RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-pirates/id1459250037, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, currently FREE (also: WoodieHoo Dress Up: Animal Fun, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-dress-up-animal-fun/id1450403346, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, currently FREE; WoodieHoo Birthday Party, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-birthday-party/id1475606131, iOS Universal, iOS 12.0 or later, currently FREE; WoodieHoo Animal Friends World, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/woodiehoo-animal-friends-world/id1354902296, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE)
  66. Yammy Yam by VLADIMIR KRUCHININ, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/yammy-yam/id1240704838, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, FREE

For older kids & teens, I also use a variety of sports-themed and game apps:

  1. Air Hockey by Acceleroto, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/air-hockey/id286106725, iOS Universal, iOS 9.0 or later, $.99
  2. Basketball Arcade Pro by Buildandteach Media, LLC, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/basketball-arcade-pro/id1495596014, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, currently FREE
  3. Battle Pinball by Tuokio Inc., https://apps.apple.com/us/app/battle-pinball/id1316894856, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, FREE
  4. Do Not Touch (by Nickelodeon) by Nickelodeon, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/do-not-touch-by-nickelodeon/id1355139969, iOS Universal, iOS 11.0 or later (an AR app that works on compatible devices), FREE
  5. Galaxy Bowling by Jason Allen, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/galaxy-bowling/id441222559, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99
  6. iBasket Pro- Street Basketball by Ludei, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ibasket-pro-street-basketball/id370402172, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later, $2.99
  7. Sprinkle Junior by Mediocre AB, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sprinkle-junior/id474724068, iOS Universal, iOS 6.0 or later, $1.99
  8. Thinkrolls by AVOKIDDO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/thinkrolls/id917176209, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99
  9. Thinkrolls 2 by AVOKIDDO, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/thinkrolls-2/id968707176, iOS Universal, iOS 8.0 or later, $3.99
  10. Unicorn Glitterluck by HABA by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/unicorn-glitterluck-by-haba/id1051209606, iOS Universal, iOS 11.0 or later, $3.99
  11. World Cup Soccer by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/world-cup-soccer/id1236162636, iPad only, iOS 6.0 or later, $2.99

And for those who love using Boom Cards there are several great decks targeting Core Vocabulary.

In case anyone needs help getting started with Boom Cards:

1. Sign up for the free Starter account: https://wow.boomlearning.com

2. Install the free app on your iPad. Boom Cards by Omega Labs, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/boom-cards/id1041141473, iOS Universal, iOS 10.0 or later, FREE). If you use an Android tablet look for the app in the Google Play App Store.

3. Then start searching through their store for Boom Card decks. There are lots of great free ones. Every Friday you can search by “flashfridayfreebie” and find several. But you can find others just by looking through the store. It’s kind of like Teachers Pay Teachers in that many of the creators have at least one free item. The “paid” ones are on a point system. Many of the sellers over on TPT also have Boom Cards there. When you download one there it will contain a link to unlock the deck over on the Boom Learning site.

4. I haven’t tried creating my own Boom Card decks yet so I don’t know how easy it is… I just recently started looking at them to see what all the buzz was about.

5. If you’ve followed my page for many years and have used lots of apps, Boom Cards seem to be the fad right now (like when apps first came out). But even the best Boom Card decks that I’ve seen aren’t anywhere near the quality of a well designed app. It will be interesting to see how sustainable Boom Cards will be since most of the folks are looking for free decks.
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Looking for apps to target other goals? Take a look at this post…. some of those apps are no longer available but it’s at least a good starting point: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/12/31/the-ipad-the-slp-in-2017-app-list-for-slps-sorted-by-goal-area/ (I’m in the process of working on a new version of that post but it will be awhile since there are so many apps to go through)
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It took me quite a bit of time to compile this list so please mention OMazing Kids when sharing it on social media and do not copy/paste it onto other blogs or documents or upload it to servers. I have it available here on my blog and plan on keeping my blog up for the foreseeable future.

Thanks,

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FREE app + PDF with 8 pages of FREE printables to target Core Vocabulary, Articulation & Rhyming (created by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, OMazing Kids)

FREE app + PDF with 8 pages of FREE printables to target Core Vocabulary, Articulation & Rhyming

This fun FREE app has lots of opportunities to target core words (I, me, you, not, help, that, find, little, see, look, there, do, open) and directional words (up, down, left, right) as you slide the tabs in the story. Also lots of great rhyming words (bear, square, pear, tear, chair, stair, hair, fair, flare, mare, there, everywhere) that could also be used as articulation targets for kids working on vocalic -air words.

I made 8 pages of free printables to go with the app:

  • response recording form for vocalic -air articulation
  • Core Vocabulary target pages for AAC:
    – LAMP Words for Life
    – Proloquo2go
    – Speak for Yourself
    – Talk Suite Pro
    – TouchChat HD with WordPower
    – Avaz
    – one without symbols

Each of these AAC apps has a symbol finder feature so be sure to use that to become familiar with where these words are located before using this activity.

These Core Vocabulary target pages are intended to be used as a visual reminder of words to target while using an AAC app on one device and the free “Where Is My Little Square Bear?” app on a separate device.

I made these free printables on my iPad using screenshots from free manual boards and/or that AAC app and a template and SymbolStix symbols in the iESLp app (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ieslp/id912953895, iOS 8.3 or later, $19.99 – such an amazing value with all the templates and SymbolStix symbols included. Pay once… no subscription required).

Get the FREE printables: https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/22where-is-my-little-square-bear22-free-printables-created-by-angela-moorad-ms-ccc-slp-omazing-kids.pdf

Get the FREE app:

iOS: Where Is My Little Square Bear? by Eli Hooper, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/where-is-my-little-square-bear/id1200609756, iOS Universal, iOS 7.0 or later

Android: Where Is My Little Square Bear? by Eli Hooper, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zoneoutapps.squarebearAndroid
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Free printable AAC core board with alphabet, numbers, shapes & colors

Free printable AAC core board with alphabet, numbers, shapes & colors (4 page PDF that you can print, assemble and laminate). It was recently shared in the AAC for the SLP Facebook group (original source seen on Pinterest from the Angelman Syndrome Foundation but the link is broken… appears to be no longer available on their website). I saved it to my blog:

https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/150-location-core-board-with-alphabet.pdf

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I found this one on Boardmaker Share that is very similar and could be edited if you have the Boardmaker software or online subscription: https://www.boardmakeronline.com/Activity/8583743
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC

Retired Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist with 28 years experience …. still posting occasionally about apps & AAC stuff. 

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{AAC Core Vocabulary: Not} “Natsumi!” by Susan Lendroth

{AAC Core Vocabulary: Not} “Natsumi!” by Susan Lendroth

I love using kids picture books in speech therapy and am especially excited when I get a book that has repeated opportunities for teaching core vocabulary for AAC users. This cute new picture book will be released on 3/15/18. It has the following opportunities for teaching “not”: “Not so fast”, “Not so hard”, “Not so loud”. I love the spunkiness of the main character, Natsumi, and how her grandfather found a positive outlet for energy.
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Available for pre-order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Natsumi-Susan-Lendroth/dp/0399170901
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I was off work for a snow/ice day today so I had extra time to see which of the AAC apps already have the following words in them and located in a way that is easy to access: not, fast, hard, soft. The following AAC apps passed that test: aacorn Plus, Avaz, LAMP Words for Life, Proloquo2Go with Gateway, Snap + Core First & Speak for Yourself.
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aacorn Plus

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Avaz

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LAMP Words for Life

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Proloquo2Go with Gateway

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Snap + Core First

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Speak for Yourself

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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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 28 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.

{Book Review + Free Printables for AAC Core Vocabulary} Mouse by Zebo Ludvicek

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I may also program a page for this book in the TouchChat with WordPower 60 Basic pageset since it has templates for early childhood books.
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{App Review} Reading Train series of apps – great for early literacy and targeting core vocabulary for AAC

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Looking for high quality apps specifically designed for early readers? To go with classroom themes? Or to target core vocabulary for kids using AAC? Then check out the well designed series of apps by Libby Curran, an award winning teacher, at The Reading Train. Of course these apps will need to be on a separate device than the one being used for AAC.

Reading Train Full STEAM Ahead Books, Songs, Games by The Learning Station, LLC
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-train-full-steam-ahead-books-songs-games/id962171685?mt=8, $19.99

• over 200 books organized into 10 categories (story park, colors, shapes, numbers, animals, animal groups, creature features (body parts), life science, physical science & earth and space). The inclusion of science STEAM topics in early readers will be particularly helpful for those of us looking for age respectful resources to use with older patients/students who are still at an early reader level.
• Levels A, B & C. It’s great to have these levels within early readers so you can start off very easy and work up in small steps.
• listen, read and record modes
• tap and hold to have a word highlighted and read to you
• built in picture word dictionary with over 450 words. This area can be sorted alphabetically or by categories/subcategories. I’ve used this dictionary area to help teach kids vocabulary and simple definitions.
• 20 songs
• set up unlimited number of users
• fun train game at the end of each book
• high quality voiceovers and music
• nice graphics and large font against a plain white background
• can easily toggle off the intro song on the home screen
• intuitive app interface
• secured parent/teacher area

Just a few examples of Core Vocabulary in these books:

* Here & come: Level A – Colors – The Gray Book, Blue Vehicle Book

* Is: Level A – Colors – The White Book, The Red Book

* See: Level A – Colors – The Green Book, The Yellow Book

* Look: Level A – Colors – The Black Book, The Orange Animal Book

* Like: Level A – Colors – The Pink Book, The Purple Book

* Am: Level A – Colors – The Brown Book

(Free lite version to try before you buy: Reading Train Starter Books, Songs & Quizzes by The Learning Station, LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-train-starter-books-songs-quizzes/id702227884?mt=8)

They also offer an app specifically geared towards the earliest readers: Reading Train – My First Books, Songs & Games by The Learning Station, LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-train-my-first-books-songs-games/id1201673979?mt=8, $19.99

It is similar to their first app but has over 140 books. Most are also found in the first app but there are 4 categories unique to this app: ABC, animal homes, story town & story land.

Their third app has 72 books with a sole focus on the alphabet themed books. Alphabet Park is the same as the ABC section in the Reading Train – My First Books app. But this app also offers level 2 (Alphabet Town) and level 3 (Alphabet Land) sections that are unique to this app. It also contains a picture word dictionary and the section of 20 songs. Reading Train: Alphabet Books, Songs & Games by The Learning Station, LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-train-alphabet-books-songs-games/id903741015?mt=8, $3.99

(Free lite version to try before you buy: Reading Train Free Alphabet Books, Songs & Games by The Learning Station, LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-train-free-alphabet-books-songs-games/id957316999?mt=8)

They also offer a Christmas themed app: Reading Train Christmas Books, Songs & Games by The Learning Station, LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-train-christmas-books-songs-games/id1056021768?mt=8, $1.99

See the app developer’s website for more info about the apps and how to use them: http://www.readingtrain.org

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Wishes for future updates for all of the apps in this series:
• add the ability to adjust the length of time a user has to tap and hold to have a word highlighted and read aloud.
• add the option for auto page turning when a book is in “listen” mode

The FAQ section on their website indicates that they have plans for this. These features would make the app more special needs friendly.

It would also be nice to have a couple of songs added that would be more interesting to older users who are still functioning at an early reader level.
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Note: Prices are from the USA App Store at the time this review was posted. App prices can vary greatly over time. You can search for the pricing history on any app on the AppShopper website. Prices will vary outside of the USA based on the exchange rate. This post does not contain affiliate links and I do not get paid to post reviews about apps.
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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 over 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.

{50+ Fun Food Apps} Expanding AAC opportunities with kids cooking & food themed apps

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{50+ Fun Food Apps} Expanding AAC opportunities with kids cooking & food themed apps

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One of the first motivators for many beginning AAC users is to request food. But then sometimes kids get stuck there. One way to move on is to tap into that high interest area by using food and cooking themed apps on a second iPad. Many of these apps are filled with opportunities to target verbs, adjectives, emotions and core vocabulary on their AAC device all centered around a food theme. I went through my app collection and compiled this list with a wide range of ages in mind:

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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 over 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.

 

{Appy AAC Awareness Month}: Favorite Apps for Teaching AAC Core Vocabulary

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{Appy AAC Awareness Month}: Favorite Apps for Teaching AAC Core Vocabulary

I’m always looking for fun and motivating ways to target core vocabulary for my patients that are AAC users. I use a variety of toys, books, sensory activities & apps to provide lots of opportunities for practice in the short amount of time I have with them in OMazing Kids speech therapy each week. My iPad loaded with fabulous apps is one of the best tools in my SLP therapy toolbox!

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Here are some of my favorite iOS apps for targeting core vocabulary (listed in alphabetical order, prices were verified and all were available in the USA App Store at the time of this post. I have no way to know if these apps are available in other countries or what the prices would be if they are):

* BakingFun for Kids, $1.99, https://appsto.re/us/HZYAQ.i (free printable core vocab mini book to go with the app: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2014/08/25/core-vocabulary-app-of-the-week-free-printable-booklet-baking-fun-by-kujifun/)
* Bamba apps (my faves are: Ice-Cream, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/gkz-F.i & Wonderland, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/Frwzcb.i)
* Build A Truck – Duck Duck Moose, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/tSBYR.i
* Choo Choo Park, $.99 -> currently FREE, https://appsto.re/us/V2G_9.i (definitely worth grabbing all 6 of their apps while they are free. I rotate them on/off my iPad seasonally or based on themes)
* Dr. Panda apps (tons of great apps… some of my faves: Bus Driver, $2.99. -> currently on sale for $.99, https://appsto.re/us/JhJlS.i; Carnival, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/KvVQ7.i; Bath Time,
$2.99, https://appsto.re/us/iek0bb.i; Daycare, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/fuJuI.i & Swimming Pool, $1.99, https://appsto.re/us/xKWM2.i)
* Frosby Picnic Camp, $1.99, https://appsto.re/us/1H16O.i
* Fuzzy House, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/jPZBbb.i
* Let’s Make Friends – Play Toy, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/Rvk-Q.i
* My PlayHome, $3.99, https://appsto.re/us/5fdnA.i (they also have Stores (https://appsto.re/us/slcXO.i), School (https://appsto.re/us/zL392.i) & Hospital (https://appsto.re/us/FAksbb.i) apps that are $2.99 each and the cool thing is the apps all link to each other so you can easily explore the town)
* Pepi Garage, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/a0Me9.i
* Pogg, $.99, https://appsto.re/us/L4HUt.i
* Sago Mini apps (lots of great apps…. some of my faves: Friends, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/61Qh0.i; Road Trip, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/M1E7Z.i
* Science Museum Splash!, $.99, https://appsto.re/us/sfoDQ.i (very excited to see this app reappear in the App Store)
* Sharing with Duckie Deck, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/la7qI.i
* Toca Boca apps (several great apps… some of my faves: Pet Doctor, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/HnSkW.i, Tea Party, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/Kogsz.i & Train, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/JM5fF.i)
* Wheels on the Bus HD by Duck Duck Moose, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/kg7kw.i

For older kids & teens, I also use a variety of sports-themed and game apps (ex: Streetball Game, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/Vv80bb.i; Galaxy Bowling, $3.99,
https://appsto.re/us/FwitA.i; Air Hockey by Acceleroto, $.99, https://appsto.re/us/LrAdr.i, Sprinkle Junior, $1.99, https://appsto.re/us/KB7sC.i, Thinkrolls Logic Puzzles Bundle – 2 apps, $5.99, https://appsto.re/us/sr_0db.i)
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Tips: Apps come and go frequently in the App Store. New apps are released. Sometimes older apps disappear while they are being updated. Sometimes they never reappear. So it’s always wise to periodically back up your iPad by plugging it into a computer logged into your iTunes account. This insures you won’t lose any apps that may disappear from the App Store. I originally got most of these apps by grabbing them quickly when they were free for a day or two. Watch my OMazing Kids Facebook page and AppPeeps Facebook group where I share these as “free app alerts”. Others I got on sale or via doing app reviews.

The main thing I look for when searching for apps to use for targeting core vocabulary for AAC users in therapy sessions are open-ended play apps that are intuitive, have large engaging graphics, are ad-free, have the option to toggle off any background music or it is very subtle (not over stimulating) while still leaving on any sound effects or voiceovers and any outside links are well hidden behind a parental gate.
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Of course these apps must be on a separate iPad from their “talker” so you can “talk” while playing

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I use these apps to target the same core vocabulary that I would with a “real” toy or activity. Think of it as the “virtual” version of that. I lock the “play” iPad into the app that I have selected by enabling Guided Access. If the child is using an iPad as their “talker”, then it is also locked into their AAC app via Guided Access.

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Need ideas for how to target core vocabulary? I’m LOVING the Core Word 5-Minute Fillers on the NEW AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom website. Here’s a screenshot of the one for Mr. Potato Head.

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You could use these ideas with a “real” Mr. Potato Head or the app version (Mr. Potato Head – Create & Play: School Edition by Originator Inc., $4.99, https://appsto.re/us/Y6JCI.i)

http://coreword.assistiveware.com – It’s only free for a short time while the website is in “beta” development so I’d suggest that you save any PDFs that you love.
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I also love this free resource from Saltillo (maker of NovaChat and ChatFusion SGDs & the TouchChat AAC app): https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.433610663356611.117461.174264525957894/1192093340841669/?type=3
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Other helpful resources:

Balanced AAC approach: http://praacticalaac.org/praactical/the-baby-the-bathwater-and-core-vocabulary/

Tons of great info: http://praacticalaac.org/?s=Core

Quick handout: http://www.handyhandouts.com/pdf/405_CoreVocabulary.pdf

Need help getting FREE access to AAC apps to trial with patients? Check out this post:

#SLPeeps #AAC #AidedLanguageStimulation #augcomm
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Speech-Language Pathologist
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Core Vocabulary – App of the Week & free printable booklet: Baking Fun by Kujifun

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Core Vocabulary – App of the Week: Baking Fun by Kujifun

I attended a fabulous “Therapeutic use of the iPad” training sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma on Saturday. Stefanie Barker-Olson from Little Light House & Camber Moulton from Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center inspired me to look for more ways to target Core Vocabulary while using apps in therapy. During a break, I found this fun Baking Fun app from Kujifun that had just been reduced from $1.99 -> FREE. What else does a SLP tech geek do on the weekend…. play with the app, come up with the following vocabulary to target: big, close, done, empty, full, go, help, hot, in, little, more, my, on, open, out, stir, stop, turn, your and create a “list of words to teach” in the PRC Words For Life #AAC #App. Can’t wait to use this with several kids in OMazing Kids speech therapy at the J.D. McCarty Center this week!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bakingfun-for-kids/id711666913?mt=8 – at the time of this post this app was still free. App prices change quickly so be sure to check the price before you download.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lamp-words-for-life/id551215116?mt=8. I use lots of other AAC apps. This just happens to be the one that I am using with two outpatients that I had in mind when I found this app & made this core words booklet  🙂

I was inspired by this post on the Uncommon Sense Blog to make a Core Words Vocabulary booklet to go with the app:

Click pic to open Core Vocabulary Booklet for the Bakery Fun app - created by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, OMazing Kids

Making Bread – Core Vocabulary booklet to go with the Baking Fun app – 21-page PDF. I’m planning on downloading the booklet into iBooks and use it there rather than printing. I’ll have one iPad with the AAC app open & a second iPad with the the Baking Fun app & Core Vocabulary Booklet open. I’m going to model use of core vocabulary as we play with the app and then follow up with the Core Vocabulary Booklet. If you want to print it, here is a MS Word version set up to print 2 pages per letter sized sheet. Then cut the page in half and staple together: Making Bread – Core Vocabulary booklet to go with the Baking Fun app (will print 2 pages per sheet).

See the OMazing Kids printables “terms of use” here: https://omazingkidsllc.com/printables-terms-of-use/

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