Awesome speech therapy app! Helps children understand and say full sentences- animations and recording option!
If you love our First Phrases app, you’ll love this app too! Fun with Verbs & Sentences is the next step up for children who are learning to speak in sentences, understand past and present verb tensing, and formulate basic sentence structures.
This app is developed for language ages 2-5 with eye-popping color drawings and 266 delightful animations--a cutting-edge way to show and teach action words! For a demonstration of this app, please check out our YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUcYWlJ27yw .
This app is for the iPad and is our “full” version. It provides a fun way to visually show left to right sentence building (early literacy concepts) and sequence the parts of a sentence in the right order. This full version allows up to 75 users and groups and data tracking.
Want to show animations simply to elicit sentences and verb forms? Just select the "Watch & Say" activity--also a great pre/post assessment tool. Select the verbs from 39 choices or random, and choose the target sentence structures.
But this app does more! Play the "Build a Sentence" activity:
1) Choose your subject: There are three character choices in this app: a boy, a girl, and a bear. You can even opt to select "he" and "she" for extra pronoun practice!
2) Then choose your verb: The next step is choosing something for the girl to do. (There are always 3 picture choices, such as draw, jump, or eat). Let's choose "draw".
3) Choose your object or prepositional phrase: The last step is choosing something for the child to draw. (Choices for draw include: cat, spider, or cat).
4) The narrator now voices each part of the sentence slowly, as the circles flip around, one at a time, to reveal the associated pictures: “The girl…is drawing…a cat.” Unless de-selected, the narrator will then model the sentence at a quicker speaking pace, “The girl is drawing a cat.” The child is complimented for the sentence and then instructed, “After the video, it will be YOUR turn to say the sentence.”
5) The animation that shows the sentence that was created (i.e., “The girl is drawing a cat”) is now shown, typically with a sound effect. If the verb is present tense, (which is the default) it snaps back and loops continually, without sound.
6) The child is asked, “What is happening? Tell me the whole sentence.” The circles below can be tapped to show the associated pictures or tapped again to hear the associated audio. The child taps “Record” and tries to formulate the target sentence, then touches “Stop”.
The child listens to the target phrase by touching a “Check” button that pops up, and compares to his own recording. If used in therapy, the data tracking features on the left can be used. (This can be de-selected within the settings if no desired)
*If past tense verb forms have been selected, the animation is shown only once and the narrator asks, “What happened?” If the user would like to target the verb only, this can be selected in the settings, with the question being asked, “What is the girl doing?” (or “What did the girl do?” for past tense)
7) A reward game can be played at desired intervals, the “Pop It!” Game. The child touches bubbles on a screen until a selected “prize” is found.
A perfect speech therapy app!
Developed by licensed speech-language pathologist and author, Patti Hamaguchi, M.A., CCC-SLP. Visit our website: www.hamaguchiapps.com
Questions or need Tech Support? Email us at email@example.com
Fixed custom verb setting bug
Ratings and Reviews
Record playback not working
Great app! I see that the bug was fixed for record playback but mine does not work. I haven't used the app for awhile, this seems to be the only glitch.
Developer Response ,
Please contact our tech support staff for any questions regarding the apps. You likely turned off the microphone/recording function. They can walk you through how to turn it back on. It is firstname.lastname@example.org
Too much math!!!!
I use this app a lot with my students, but it is ridiculous that every time I want to email or print their scores, I have to do two digit math to prove I am an adult! 😡
Also, I have kids who struggle with using “I”. It would be awesome if there was an emoji picture we could use to represent the child and put them into the sentence to work on that concept.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for posting your feedback but please understand that APPLE requires that all links within an app that is rated for a child has a "parental link" so you'd either have to reenter your user/password OR do a simple math problem, etc. It is required. In terms of using "I" it wouldn't work on this app unless we completely retooled it. Instead--please check out our upcoming app "Fun with Who, What & Where" which also allows the user to upload a picture of themselves performing different actions as one of the 5 activities. Look for that in a few months.
Bug fix but no pause button
I loved the ability to pause and replay the same scene for repetition and extra practice. Bring it back...please! :)
Developer Response ,
We have not changed that feature, please check again. If you are having difficulty of any kind please contact our tech support team directly at email@example.com so we can sort out what could be going on with your individual device. Thanks! Hamaguchi Apps
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- Hamaguchi Learning & Development, LLC
- 960.4 MB
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Copyright 2013 Hamaguchi Apps, a division of Hamaguchi Learning & Development, LLC. All Rights Reserved
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.