Posts Tagged ‘spatial concepts’

{App Review} Fido & Pumpkin Position Words

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{App Review} Fido & Pumpkin Position Words

I am LOVING this new app to teach 14 position words and spatial concepts! It has lovely handcrafted illustrations, high quality kids voiceovers, an intuitive interface, an option to toggle off background music and the app actually teaches the concepts rather than just “testing” them. If the child misses an item, there is no aversive feedback. Instead the app shows the child what their answer would look like and provides another opportunity to answer. It is a bargain for $1.99! Their website indicates that this the first of 4 apps they are developing. I can’t to see what other gems they have planned 😃

App Store: https://appsto.re/us/M5U9fb.i, iOS Universal, $1.99

About the app: Fido, the dog and Pumpkin, the cat teach young children the meaning of position words. Colorful, handcrafted, animated illustrations are used to demonstrate the words: in, in front, next to, behind, outside, beside, under, on, up, down, around, over, on top and between. This program identifies the words children are unsure of by allowing them to choose the answer to a question or the missing part of a sentence. If an incorrect choice is made an animation demonstrates the difference between their choice and the correct answer. For those who are not yet confident in reading, all answer options are fully audible.

Features include:

  • an eye button to start and repeat animations
  • an ear button to listen to text on the page
  • paw prints that direct the children to the next item or to try again if they missed an item
  • a home button to return to the menu screen
  • a play all button that leads to a celebration screen
  • reward animations for correct answers.

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Android versions are also available but are priced slightly more. See links on their website: http://fidoandpumpkin.com/index.php/store/

Be sure to check out the free resources on their website & “like” their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fidoandpumpkin.

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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 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.

{Free Printable} Puppy’s Pronouns & Sentence Building Cards

Puppy's Pronouns and Sentence Building - Free Printable - made by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP at OMazing Kids

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{Teaching Pronouns} Most of the kids on my caseload have Autism or other special needs that tend to make understanding and using pronouns very challenging. I use a combination of visual supports, role playing with people, AAC and apps when tackling these goals. Some kids have a hard time hearing the difference between “he” and “she” so I add visual cues for lip shape as needed. The Fisher Price Puppy’s Home was such a huge hit in OMazing Kids speech therapy that I bought two more items to go with it to target the pronouns “he” and “she”. Of course I had to make visual supports to go along with that. I also included cards for prepositions, a few actions, three colors, etc. so we can build sentences. Here are the free printables:

Boardmaker: http://br.boardmakershare.com/Activity/1913823/Puppys-Pronouns-and-Sentence-Building-made-by-A

PDF: Puppy’s Pronouns and Sentence Building – made by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, OMazing Kids

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After comparison shopping, I found the best deals on Walmart.com. I love how wide and low profile the cars are and the size of the puppy characters. Several of my patients who usually have difficulty playing with toy cars have been able to “push” these with just a flick of the fingers. There are sound effects when you push the car (but those can also be turned off).

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Learning Car

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Sis’ Learning Car

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In case you missed it, here is my previous post with the free printable Puppy’s Prepositions & Spatial Concepts cards.

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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 over 26 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.
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{Teaching Prepositions & Spatial Concepts} Free Printable Preposition and Spatial Concept Activity Cards for the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Activity Home and GoTalk Now Plus AAC Template

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{Teaching Prepositions & Spatial Concepts} Most of the kids on my caseload have Autism or other special needs that tend to make understanding spatial concepts and using prepositions very challenging. I use a combination of visual supports, real objects, movement, AAC and apps when tackling these goals.

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I uploaded a template to the Attainment Company, Inc.‘s GoTalk Now AAC Online Gallery for “Prepositions & Spatial Concepts for the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Activity Home”. Includes front, back, side, in front, behind, beside, through, in & out. Search for “puppy” in the public gallery from within the app to find it.

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free printable preposition and spatial concept cards - OMazing Kids

I made a set of 30 two-sided printable activity cards for the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Activity Home inspired by ones in the Positional Words Resource Box by Lakeshore Learning and the Hello Sunshine Game by Think Fun (both are fabulous visual ways to teach kids about prepositions & spatial concepts). The cards are color coded (10 brown for the puppy, 10 purple for the monkey, 5 orange for the car & 5 green for the frog) and the preposition is in that same color to make it stand out from the rest of the text.

Tip: Leave the cards attached in the middle, fold on the line, put a tiny dab of glue stick under the edge and then laminate the cards.

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I bought my Puppy’s Activity Home during a recent online sale at Toys ‘R Us: http://t.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=30499426 and bought the monkey & car set on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Laugh-Learn-Monkeys-Learning/dp/B00FNMNLD8

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I am continuing to share FREE printable resources like this on my blog in the hopes that I inspire other speechies to do the same. There are tons of SLP blogs now but most are primarily geared towards selling their TPT products.

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A peek at the apps currently in the “prepositions” folder on my iPad.

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I love the Hello Sunshine game. Unfortunately it appears that it is no longer readily available …. definitely worth adding to your list of things to look for at garage sales or thrift shops.

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The Positional Words Resource Box is a “must have” for any SLP working with kids. It briefly went off the market so I grabbed mine as soon as I saw it was back.

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UPDATE: Head over to this new post for free printable Puppy’s Pronouns & Sentence Building Cards.

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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
Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
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Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com
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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 26 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.
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Pogg Package App Giveaway

 

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Woo Hoo! SLPeeps LOVE the Pogg app as a fun way to work on verbs so I was thrilled to see that the developer has a brand new app “Pogg Cards” that includes actions & spatial concepts!

Enter to win these 2 fabulous apps over on the OMazing Kids Facebook page:

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
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Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
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