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WH questions (who, what, where, when, why, and how)
Increasing utterance length
Developing complex sentences
Increasing use of pronouns/verbs
Comprehending spatial terms
Teaches flexibility and turn taking… to name a few
Toontastic is a creative educational app that allows children, teens, and adults of all ages to become the creator of their very own cartoon!
Toontastic is a one of a kind ingenious app available for free in the App Store! From the moment the download is complete you will want to immediately begin playing. The catchy background music and advanced graphics are what truly leave this app pioneering the way of future apps to come. The apps homepage is well organized providing practical navigation throughout the entire app. The app begins teaching and explaining what is going to happen from the moment you click “New Cartoon.” From a therapist’s perspective this is brilliant because the app explains the Story Arc and details out what should be happening in each setting. The creator’s job is to listen and click on the corresponding picture (i.e. setup, conflict, challenge, climax, resolution) of where they want to begin. Another strong educational factor in this app is its ability to teach emotions/feelings. It not only lets the characters act out and sound a certain way through recording, but it also ties in background music that directly relates to the mood of the scene. This provides children and teens with a well-rounded view of emotions and feelings and helps them to comprehend Pragmatics. A feature that would be helpful for therapists and other educators on Toontastic, would be providing multiple recording sessions per scene. When just one person is working on Toontastic managing and recording a scene is rather easy. However, when you get 3+ people working on a cartoon, it gets hard to animate all the characters and have each child say their line in one recording.
FREE 1. Hard to record in groups
Easy to use 2. Mood music overpowers character’s voices
Numerous educational purposes
Teaches the Story Arc
Encourages imaginative play
Toontube feature (watching other videos from around the world)
Toy Store feature- Purchase extra scenes individually or All Access Pass for $9.99
This is a must have app! Many therapists I personally know use this app across multiple settings. The creators of this app are genius and seriously thought of everything. From the kid-friendly look of the app to the Parent/Teacher Guide filled with helpful info, tips and a run down of the Story Arc! It is innovative, educational, and beyond creative… what else can beat that?
This is my first official post and I just wanted to give a basic summary of what to expect.
1. Twice a month, I will be picking one app from the App Store to review and try out in depth.
2. I will then be teaching how to incorporate the app from an educational/speech related standpoint to use in every day play on the iPad.
To start, I would like to get people’s feedback on the apps we review and teach. So, on the weeks where we do not release a new app, I would like people to discuss that app and post questions they may have. Or if you have any app suggestions of an app you would like us to review and teach, this is a good time to post that in the “App suggestions” section.
Simple, easy, and to the point!
Stay tuned for Speech N’ Teach Apps official launch date.