Ansel and Clair’s American Bowl by Cognitive Kid- Review




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What we love…

Over 1,000 questions, huge range of topics, explanations of the correct answers help understanding of the material

What we’d love to see…

Option to choose a new ball less often, ability to quickly change level or category selection

Summary

Ansel and Clair’s American Bowl contains a wealth of information on America, it’s history, geography and people, and you get to go bowling too!

Our Rating

Ansel & Clair: American Bowl

Ansel and Clair are an inquisitive visitor from the planet Virtoos and his robot pal. They are the stars of a series of educational apps from Californian app developer Cognitive Kid. The iMums have previously reviewed Ansel and Clair’s Paul Revere’s Ride, and their Dinosaur apps. This time the lovable aliens are learning all about America in their latest app American Bowl. The app covers a huge range of topics in 14 categories, in all there are over 1,000 questions included. Categories include: Symbols, Holidays, Landmarks and Landforms, States & Capitals, Vocabulary, Important Events, Government, Legends in Sport, Monuments, American Revolution, Inventions and Discoveries, Amazing Americans, Women’s History and African American History. There are 3 difficulty levels: Easy, Medium and Difficult, not all categories appear in every difficulty level. The app tracks progress for up to four player profiles.

 

The app opens with a carton showing the background story- pirates have captured Bald Eagles and the student can help Ansel and Clair to free them by correctly answering questions. The student then decides which level they want to work at and whether they want to answer questions on all categories in that level or concentrate on certain ones.
Each question is a multiple choice question with 4 possible answers. When a correct answer is selected the student is given more information about the subject, then gets to bowl at the pirate pins. When they first start playing the student needs 1 correct answer to get a turn at bowling, this increases later. If the answer is wrong it shows in red and the correct answer is highlighted in green, they will get to try again at answering later.

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When bowling they can move the ball and adjust their aim. A successful strike frees a Bald Eagle and earns a custom bowling ball as a reward. If they don’t get a strike they go back to the questions and can continue bowling to free the Bald Eagle on their next turn. Getting 3 questions right in a row earns a power-up. They can also earn the right to choose different pin arrangements, and some pin arrangements free more than one Eagle. Every time a new ball is earned it appears on the screen, then they must select which ball to play with before continuing the game. When they select a ball they find out information about the symbol on it e.g. the Bald Eagle, Stars and Stripes, Clair, Halloween or Rosa Parks. The information about the people or things featured on the balls is useful for answering some of the app questions, but I would like an option to skip choosing a ball every time as it can slow down gameplay.

The app is very different from the previous Ansel & Clair apps we have reviewed – much less edutainment and more strict educational content interspersed with the bowling games. It does not have the animated videos and cartoon-style illustrations that the previous Ansel & Clair apps have but rather includes written information and 100’s of historical photograph’s, and this combined with the subject matter make it more suited for an older audience than the previous apps. There is no narration of the questions or answers so the child does need to be a good reader to use the app. It is in the 6-8 year old category in the app store but I think it is best suited to 2nd grade and above, my 4th grader really enjoyed the app and it was at a good level for him.

Although it is presented in the form of a quiz it can also be useful for learning the material. One thing I really like is that once you answer correctly you are given an explanation about the topic and get to understand why that is the correct answer. Being originally from the UK myself, there are areas covered in this app where my knowledge base is somewhat shaky, and I really enjoyed learning from it.

There is a results area easily accessed from every screen where you can check your progress and see how many questions you answered correctly for each subject area at each level, you can also see the % of questions answered correctly on the first try for each level. To change levels or your category selection you do have to exit back to the homepage, I’d like a shortcut to enable you to easily do this from within the app.

Overall, another hit from Ansel & Clair, American Bowl is a great educational app covering a huge range of subjects on America and it’s people. It is a great supplement to the school curriculum in subjects such as History, Geography and Social Science; and the bowling is a fun break from the educational content. With over 1,0000 questions and a large range of topics students will return to play again and again. I think it is an app that will be enjoyed by students from 2nd grade up to and including adults. For older students, who may be less interested in collecting the bowling balls, it would be great to be able to speed up the gameplay by only choosing a new ball when they wish, instead of every time a new ball is earned.

Highly recommended, this app will be a very good deal at its regular price of $1.99, but is currently on an introductory sale at 99c and shouldn’t be missed !

If you would like to download this app please use this link:
Full version: Ansel & Clair: American Bowl – Cognitive Kid, Inc.

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Free lite version: Ansel & Clair: American Bowl-LITE – Cognitive Kid, Inc.

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

The iMums Christmas Gift Guide for Gifts under $30

Christmas is coming up fast, and many of us are looking for inexpensive gifts to fill out our Christmas gift lists. The iMums are sharing some of our favorite gift ideas that cost under $30 and will be popular with anyone who finds them in their Christmas Stocking this year. We haven’t personally tested all of these products but they are from reputable companies that we trust and recommend.

iSlip Microfiber Screen Cleaner

 SnowLeopard_iSlipLite_400x400-1-200x200 Are you constantly trying to clean fingerprints and smudges from your iPad, iPad mini, Android or eReader but can never find a cleaning cloth? Cooper Products have an innovative solution with the iSlip. The iSlip is a strip of high quality microfibre cleaning cloth combined with a rugged elastic strip. It slips onto your tablet or eReader and if you leave it there whenever you are not using your device you’ll always have a cleaning cloth on hand. Available in 2 sizes to fit the full-sized iPad and the iPad Mini/ kindle Available in a variety of colors and prints from Cooper Product for US$8.95 including free shipping.

 

TruGlide Pro Precision Stylus with Microfiber Tiptruglide
The Truglide Pro Precision Stylus from LynkTec features a durable microfiber tip that glides smoothly across the screen. The microfiber tip is just 5mm in diameter. The barrel is slim but nicely weighted to give a good writing experience. It has removable interchangeable tips- you just screw the bottom of the barrel and screw in a new tip, as well as the standard tip there is also a paintbrush tip available for when you are in a creative mood. This is a great stylus for the adults on your shopping list. Available from LynkTec.com or Amazon tru-glide precision pro for US$21.95 -$29.95

 

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Looking for power on the go for your iPad, smartphone or other tablet? efreesia recently introduced the Duo charger featuring 5 amps that allows it to charge an iPad or two smartphones at the same time. The slim charger is compatible with a variety of devices including Kindle Fire, Android Smartphones and most USB compatible services.  The device was ready to use out of the box, simply plug in your phone or tablet and then press the small power button and watch your power start rising.  There are four levels of power, and when the lights get down to 1 or 2 it is time to charge.  Once the battery on your device is charged, simply unplug the Duo and it will automatically shut off within 20 seconds of not being used. I loved the slim profile of the charger which featured integrated cords as well as being about the same size as my iPhone 4s.  This charger features a built in USB cable for charging your micro USB smartphone as well as another cable to charge the device.    There are two ports, the 5V 2.1A port is best for tablets like the iPad, iPad Mini, Kindle, Kindle Fire and the like while the 5V 1A port is best for smartphones, iPod Touch and other devices which require a lower level of batteries.  Read our review  Available from eFreesia for $22.99

Ergo Stylus by Pencil Grippencil grip ergo
If you are looking for a stylus for a child learning to write, or for someone with fine motor issues the Ergo Stylus by Pencil grip is a great choice. It is a chunky stylus, similar in size to a fat marker pen and with an ergonomic Pencil Grip built in. The Pencil Grip itself is a pear- shaped, flexible grip, which is triangular in cross-section. The Pencil Grip holds the fingers in a relaxed position by supporting the first knuckle of the thumb and index finger, encouraging the user to use a full hand and arm action when writing.   It works for both right and left-handed users. Read our full review here. Available from AmazonThe Pencil Grip Ergo Stylus, Ergonomic Touch-Screen Writing Aid (TPG-654)
for US$12.99

 

Agloves Sport Touchscreen Gloves by Agloves

Do you love using your touchscreen device, but hate those chilly mornings when you can’t wear your gloves because you want to use your iPhone?  Agloves solve this problem – they fit under your regular gloves or can be worn stand alone and allow you to use your touchscreen  device.   They are not necessarily warm, but they do the trick and allow you to use your device while keeping your fingers covered up fromo a chill!  Available from Agloves on Amazon for US$19.99

 

 

 

APL BANDRD T n Tylt Charging Giveaway valued at $150 USD open worldwide!Tylt Band Car Charger by Tylt
When getting in the car – I almost always realize my iPhone has a low battery!  Lucky for me – I can simply plug in my Band Car Charger and start charging up my phone.  I really like this charger because the 2.1A of power means I can charge two smartphones at once – one with the integrated 30 pin Apple cable and the second with a secondary cable.  I’ve used it with both my iPhone and a micro-USB at the same time and both have charged fast!  You can also use it to charge a tablet such as an iPad by itself!    When not in use, the Band Car Charger coils up nicely for storing in the center console. Available from Tylt  for US$29.99

 

Flat Auxiliary CableGriffin Flat AUX Cable by Griffin
I love to listen to music in my car and have a lot of it stored on my iPhone.    The AUX cable connects your iPod, MP3 Player, iPad, iPhone or any device that has a headphone jack directly to your car using the AUX input and then you can play your music or even your favorite podcasts via your car stero.  The cable is flat, so you can curl it up and store in the center console when not in use – I store mine in an old glasses case so that it doesn’t get mangled and is easy to pull out on the go.  This is a must for any audio lover in your family!  Available from Griffin for US$19.99

 

avantree mini roll able bluetooth keyboard p37612 300 Avantree Mini Rollable Bluetooth Keyboard provided by MobileFun.co.uk   ReviewAvantree Mini Rollable Bluetooth Keyboard by Avantree
Avantree Mini Roll-able Bluetooth Keyboard from Avantree put my true typing skills to the test.  This miniature roll up keyboard makes typing with your tablet (any Bluetooth enabled tablet will work) or smartphone easier.  The keyboard has approximately a 32 foot/10 meter cordless range – although I doubt you would use it that far from your device and when you are done, you simply roll it up and stow it for the next time.  The keyboard is a regular full function keyboard which means that some of the keys did not work while using my iPad like the F1 – F12 keys although they did work to turn on and off my music.  The keyboard charges via a included USB cable directly to your computer or other USB included charger. Read our review of the keyboard Available from Mobile Fun for US$25.99

 

 

Flexiview by Cygnett
Looking for a slim stand to hold your iPad 1, 2, 3, or 4 on the counter?  I use my Flexiview when cooking and using my iPad for recipes.  This slim stand folds down flat and stores easily in a drawer when not in use and is the perfect addition to my kitchen!  I’ve also used it with a mini keyboard to turn my iPad Mini into a small monitor with a keyboard.  Available from Cygnett for US$23.99

 

 The iPhone Viewfinder by Photojojo

This viewfinder attaches to your iPhone screen and becomes an eye piece just like the ones on your digital cameras using a section cup to vacuum itself into place without leaving any marks and attaches to a screen protector for use as well.  Although it may look odd, I find it does a great job in helping me frame shots with my iPhone on the go and slips easily into my pocket. Available from Photojojo for US$30.00

 
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For additional gift ideas check out our other Christmas Shopping lists : The iMums Christmas Gift Guide for Tech Savvy Kids 2013Christmas Gifts for Tech Savvy Moms and Dads, and these articles from The iMums:  Cool Accessories for Cool kids 2012,  Awesome iPod, iPhone & iPad Accessories for Kids,  Gorgeous and Glamorous iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Accessories for WomenGreat Gifts for Dads -iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Accessories He’ll LoveGorgeous iPod, iPhone & iPad Accessories for Women, and Cool iPhone & iPad Accessories for Men.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.


The iMums Free Christmas Apps Roundup



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With Christmas fast approaching The iMums recently published our list of our favorite paid Christmas apps which you can read here. There are also many free christmas apps available, and here are the best ones we have found- these apps do not contain any advertising or coin in-app purchases. If you recommend any others feel free to mention them in the comments on the post. All apps were free at time of publication, but this can change so please check the price before downloading.

 

Toca Hair salon meets Christmas in this totally free app you can give Santa a new hair-do or get a Christmas tree in shape for Christmas.To download please use this link: Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift – Toca Boca AB

Toca Hair Salon - Christmas Gift Toca Hair Salon - Christmas Gift by Toca Boca AB
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 38.7 MB

$FREE

Everybody loves snow globes at Christmas – with this free app from Kidoteca your iPad or iPhone turns into a virtual snow globe. To download please use this link: Kids Christmas Snow Globe – Kidoteca

Kids Christmas Snow Globe Kids Christmas Snow Globe by Kidoteca
Category: Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 21.08 MB

$FREE

Help in Santa’s workshop assembling all the xmas toys. To download please use this link: Wombi Christmas Toys – Xmas games for kids – Wombi Apps

Wombi Christmas Toys - Xmas games for kids Wombi Christmas Toys - Xmas games for kids by Tappeal AB
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 24.57 MB

$FREE

Get into the festive spirit with Holiday Countdown, a free 3D pop-up app. Bring the holidays to life with all your favourite StoryToys characters. Count down to the holidays with a new scene to create and play with each and every day from 1 December to 25 December – all FREE! To download please use this link:Holiday Countdown ~ 3D Interactive Sticker Book – StoryToys Entertainment Limited

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A Christmas -themed mini-version of the Pili-Pop app  which uses voice recognition to check your childs responses e.g. when they say what color a present is.  To download please use this link: Pili Pop Christmas – Swasa

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A fun, totally free app that shows a “live web cam” of Santa in the North Pole at different times of day you can find in in different locations- will be be busy wrapping presents, eating his dinner or taking a nap? To download please use this link:Santa’s Home – Chocolapps SAS

Santa's home - Join Santa Claus at his house and help him get ready for Christmas. Santa's home - Join Santa Claus at his house and help him get ready for Christmas. by Wissl Media
Category: Entertainment, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 252.51 MB

$FREE

A Christmas- themed tale about 2 children who set out to make their mum believe in Santa again, totally free. To download please use this link: Christmas Eve – Chocolapps SAS

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This Advent calendar includes instructions for making Christmas- related crafts behind some of the doors – so well worth downloading even if you are part way through the month.To download please use this link: Advent Castle – The Advent calendar for children of all ages – Faber-Castell

Advent Castle Advent Castle by Faber-Castell
Category: Games, Entertainment, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 71.22 MB

$FREE

This is a must download app – it has a lots of free content including several free holiday- related books. Free with IAP for additional content, holiday pack is free
To download please use this link:Learn With Homer – Homer

Homer - Kids Learn to Read App Homer - Kids Learn to Read App by Homer
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 136.4 MB

$FREE

A story about Henry the Reindeer. To download please use this link:
Henry’s Christmas Adventures – how it all began – JustKidsApps – Katrin Draemann Barothy

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This is a little different, it is a Christmas gift from iTunes. Download it now and starting December 26th you will get one free gift a day- such an app or song that is free just for the day. It is worth installing early as sometimes Apple throws in an extra pre-Christmas gift. To download please use this link:12 Days of Gifts – iTunes

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Sago Sago’s Mini Forest Flyer has had a winter makeover in this great free app preschoolers can discover all kinds of interactive Christmas and winer-themed surprises.

To download please use this link:Sago Mini Forest Flyer – Sago Sago

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Elf Dance by Jib-Jab allows you to use your own photos to create an animated dancing Elf video starring your family or friends which you can then share as you wish. Does contain in-app purchases for other videos but the Elf Dance is free. To download please use this link:Elf Dance by JibJab – Starring You! Cast Yourself & Friends as Dancing Elves for the Holidays – JibJab Media Inc.

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).


Talk About It Objects by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development – Review



What we love…

Love the target skills. Choices reflect kids responses when asked to describe objects. Excellent language development skills.

What we’d love to see…

Print all sessions per student in one report.

Summary

Targets higher level vocabulary skills! Fills void.

Our Rating

This app helps teach students how to describe objects by teaching them what information is important when describing an object. It is designed for 6-12 year olds.

A photo of an object is presented in the Guess Box and the child can read or listen to four sentences and find the one that tells the most specific and important information about the object.

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If the choice is wrong, an x is marked and the child continues to find the correct sentence. Incorrect sentences are usually true statements but they give unimportant or vague information. If the correct sentence is chosen, the statement is moved behind the curtain of the Talk About It Box and four more choices are presented until a pre-set number of details is found. The program can be set up to find 3 (default), 5 or 7 details per object.

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Once all the correct statements have been chosen, the child will have a chance to review them and practice recalling them verbally using the recording feature. When the record button is pushed, the curtain closes to hide the details but the child can touch the clue buttons for help. When the recording is stopped, the curtain opens and you can check the child’s recording against the statements and score accordingly. A recording feature always does wonders for students’ expressive language development.

There are many customization options available in the settings. The objects presented can be random or you can choose categories (animals, clothing and accessories, foods, household items, jewelry, musical instruments, places, vehicles, miscellaneous) or specific items. You can choose 3, 5 or 7 facts for each object. You can also decide to turn on or off the following items – guess boxes, feedback for incorrect answers, recording feature, hints, progress tracker and score display. There are three reward games that can be played after every 1, 3 or 5 objects or not play. Just a warning that kids can play the game over and over and not return to the Guess Box activity, if given a chance.

The pro version allows for 30 users versus one user for the home version. I would like to be able to select my own objects, save my settings automatically so I don’t have to set up every time and to be able to print all sessions for one student on one report instead of each session separately.

Talk About It Objects is a wonderful therapy tool that allows for much discussion and elaboration when used with an adult. This is a very difficult task for students with language delays. I love this app for some of my older elementary students who can label/name objects but need to learn describing skills! There are very few apps for these students with in between skills and this app fills a gap in targeted skills!

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Talk About It: Objects Home HD – Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

Talk About It: Objects Home HD Talk About It: Objects Home HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
Category: Education, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 172.34 MB

$2.99USD

Talk About It: Objects Pro HD – Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

Talk About It: Objects Pro HD Talk About It: Objects Pro HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
Category: Education, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 173.44 MB

$5.99USD

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Suzanne is married with one fantastic 12 year old daughter. Suzanne is a school speech language pathologist in the public schools and enjoys her job tremendously. She and her family have recently moved from North Dakota to Texas and are enjoying the wonderful climate change this move has provided. Suzanne has always been the power user of new electronics in her schools and loves to teach others what she has learned. She shares her knowledge of appropriate apps with coworkers and families.

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