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Play 2 Learn  – Review and Giveaway

 

Reviewed by Grace

Play 2 Learn by Speech2teach is a straightforward sound and picture matching app for practicing listening and auditory discrimination skills.   Close to 90 pairs of sound and corresponding pictures of  everyday items and occurrences are included in this app.  For the purpose of this review, this iPhone app was played on an iPad using the 2x mode.


This app is easy to play.   To start, tap the ‘Play’ button to hear the sound to be matched and ask your child to find the corresponding picture out of the nine shown in a deck.  To listen to the sound again, just tap the ‘Repeat’ button.  If your child gets it right, he will be rewarded with an audio reinforcement and see the picture being enlarged.  You then tap the ‘Play’ button again to proceed to the next sound.   If the wrong picture was chosen, a muted audio feedback will be heard and your child will have to try again.

Pictures are randomly shown in a deck but you can add some challenging fun by shuffling the 9 pictures in a deck during play or even shuffle all the pictures in a deck.  Some sounds are rather similar and your child may need your help to discriminate one sound from another.   It would be helpful if you point out the sounds that your child hears on a daily basis to sharpen his listening and observation skills.

Overall, Play 2 Learn is a useful app for exercising auditory discrimination skills and for learning the sounds that are made by different animals, objects and daily occurrences which our children (and ourselves too) may take for granted.

About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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One Response to Thanks iMums!

  1. P2 Games says:

    This app sounds great – I’m sure my kids will love it.

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