Sound Touch by SoundTouch   Review

Reviewed by Alison

What we love…

Simple for even the youngest users and a great app for practicing receptive, expressive language as well as identification of objects in a colorful and engaging way

What we’d love to see…

inclusion of a “for parent’s section” as well as the ability to tap to have the word pronounced a second time in the “arrow mode”

Summary

Fantastic app to teach object recognition, sounds of a variety of objects in a simple yet engaging way. Once you start exploring it, you will find new ways to use it each time you try it!

Our Rating

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094440 larger Sound Touch by SoundTouch   ReviewSound Touch by SoundTouch is an app for iOS featuring 72 different items each with five variations for a total of 360 pictures, sounds and words in this app. The app, designed for iPhone, includes bright colorful images and allows your child to see an image, hear the name of it as well as the sound of it all with a simple touch of the finger making it easy for even the youngest users. This app is designed for toddlers and preschoolers, although it would be a fantastic addition to any speech therapists repertoire of apps as well since it encourages naming of objects, expressive and receptive language through “find an object”, “name an object” which can be driven by a parent or a therapist. You can also specify the number of objects you want to appear on the screen from four to 12. Settings also allow you to customize how to close an image – either by touch or by arrow, which can again be adjusted. The app speaks in 32 different languages which can be changed in the “settings” menu of your device enabling it to be used to teach new words in a second or even third language. The app is broken up into six categories including: small animals, large animals, birds, vehicles, instruments, as well as common household objects. The app has two modes, touch which allows you to open and close a picture with just a touch as well as an arrow which requires users to tap on the arrow before being able to exit the object.

The images contained within the app are engaging to children – with the first image on the page being a visual representation which encourages you to touch it, and the second being a photograph accompanied by a sound. Each of the 72 items has five different variations so even if your child keeps tapping on the same object over and over again they will see multiple images and hear different sounds rather than just one.

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One of my favorite features of the app was the musical instruments section which featured classical music when you tapped on each musical instrument. The pieces were engaging and were a great way for a child to “hear” what an instrument sounded like as well as seeing the representation. I loved sharing this feature with my son who enjoys music of any type. The pieces played for as long as you had the images open and each image had a different musical song much like the other pictures contained within the app. I also liked asking my son to look for specific pictures within the field of objects and tapping on them to ensure he used the proper names for each object. The spoken text is accurate when I reviewed it in English and easy to understand with good pronunciation.  I also really liked that the settings for the app were contained in a completely different section of the phone ensuring little fingers could not change them accidentally.  Below is a screenshot inside the settings menu of my iPhone.

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In terms of improvements,  I would also like to see a way to have the names of the objects pronounced a second time by touching the word.  I’d also like to see a  for parents section that might give some thoughts on how to use the app with your child – behind an appropriate parental lock – or perhaps contained on the website.

Languages included within the app include: English, British English, Latin Spanish, Iberian Spanish, German, French, Canadian French, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Iberian Portuguese, Catalan, Korean, Mandarin, Afrikaans, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Croatian, Slovenian, Tagalog, Persian, Turkish, Arabic and Hebrew. All of these languages can be customized and set within the settings of your device.

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Fantastic app to teach object recognition, sounds of a variety of objects in a simple yet engaging way. Once you start exploring it, you will find new ways to use it each time you try it! This app contains no external links or in-app purchases and all settings are customized within the settings menu of your device. This app is best suited for children from toddler through early elementary and can be used to teach expressive and receptive language as well as targeting object recognition. It can be used in a variety of ways from teaching a first language and recognition to teaching secondary languages, use with speech therapists and in foreign language courses for speaking the names of simple objects.


Sound Touch – SoundTouch
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Sound Touch
by SoundTouch

Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 3G, iPhone5c, iPadFourthGen, iPadMini4G, iPadMini, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone4S, iPhone5s, iPadThirdGen, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone 4, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 3G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5
Size: 290.79 MB

$4.99USD

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Sound Touch Lite – Baby flash cards – SoundTouch
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Sound Touch Lite - Baby & toddler flashcards
by SoundTouch

Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen, iPhone 3GS, iPadMini, iPhone 4, iPadThirdGen4G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPad WiFi, iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone5, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone4S, iPhone5s, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.)
Size: 127.88 MB

$FREE

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.