I think I’ve become too dependent on technology. There I said it. Hi, my name is Lauren and I don’t know how to function when my techy toys break. My iPad has been “under construction” lately, not doing what I need it to do when I need it to do it. When this happens impatience begins to escalade. I can’t be the only one right? Thank goodness for TPT and other paper products that have allowed me to do therapy without my iPad.
Fortunately, it’s now working properly much to my (and my students’) reliefs…which means I can finally share with you a super fun app by Home-Speech-Home called MultiSyllabic Word Party!! Woo hoo! Be sure to stay with me until the end of the post for a chance to win a copy of your own!
I’ve been using the mess out of this app with several of my kids. It’s great for students who have trouble producing multi-syllabic words or for students who need to work on segmenting words into syllables.
This app is geared for preschool-3rd grade and gives you access to over 200 multisyllabic words. It’s perfect to target some of those pesky phonological processes like syllable reduction.
On the home page, you have the option of choosing one of 4 games: Tap Tap, Outline, Remember, and Say & Slice. I love that it has variety! It helps my kids to stay engaged with it longer when we can change things up.
- Tap Tap
For each game, you have the option of choosing the syllable level you want to work at (2-5 syllables). To play Tap Tap, just touch each circle and say each syllable. Then say the entire word.
I have my students say the syllables after the voice says them. That way the correct pronunciation is reinforced and they can play independently.
To play Outline the student drags the picture to its outline, kind of like a puzzle.
Then the word is isolated and the player can tap each circle to say the syllable then the whole word.
This game is fun because my students always love memory and matching games. To play Remember you tap a card and turn it over. Then tap another card to find its match.
Once a match is found you are prompted to say each syllable and then say the whole word.
4. Say & Slice
To play Say & Slice you simply swipe or “slice” each syllable of the multisyllabic word. The syllable then drops to the bottom. After you’ve collected and said all of the syllables, drag them back up to say the whole word (I make them say the syllables again for extra practice).
In each of the games, a reinforcer picture comes up after each target word. They say things like “Way to Go!” and “WooHoo!” My kids always laugh at that one.
Things I’m loving about this one:
- It specifically targets multi-syllabic words, which I always need.
- It’s got a variety of 4 different games to play.
- It breaks words into their syllables, so that kids can practice the word in small increments.
- It gives reinforcement and makes drill a little more fun with the different activities.
- The price is great! Only $3.99
Things that could make it better:
- You can’t take data inside the app, but that’s to be expected for such a low price. Plus, I don’t find it’s super necessary.
Isn’t this app so fun and functional?! You can grab it at the iTunes store HERE for $3.99.
Luke over at Home-Speech-Home was generous enough to offer 2 apps to give away! Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!