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Joint review by Suzanne and Mary

What we love…

Simple to use, animations keep child’s interest, multiple options, data collection for groups, options for report format, demo

What we’d love to see…

Some better pictures to represent the verbs or an option to narrate the verb choices.

Summary

Excellent app that fills a void for children just beginning to make sentences. Works on present tense, regular and irregular past tense verb forms. Has great customization features and data collection.

Our Rating

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mzl.rcqfqhkk.175x175 75 $50 iTunes Card Giveaway from Fun With Verbs and Sentences HD by Hamaguchi Apps ReviewFun With Verbs and Sentences is a really cute app and fills a void in apps. I have made sentences by cutting pictures and/or words and used carrier phrases with a picture for the verb. On paper these activities are not very interesting for some children. For some of these children this app has been a fun way to work on sentence formation and they are more involved in the activity! It is available in iPad only and iPhone only versions, this is a review of the iPad version.

There are two activities to this program: build a sentence + watch and say.

Build a Sentence

The student picks the subject from a boy, girl or bear;  (or he, she or the bear), then chooses one of three verbs, and for the longer sentence options either a object or prepositional phrase picture from one of three picks.

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The iPad program then says the sentence that is created from the child’s choices and shows an animation of the sentence. The child can then touch circles at the bottom of the page, which represent their choices, to hear the parts of the sentence again. The adult can choose whether text is shown on the screen or not. .The child can record themselves saying the sentence, and listen to the playback. On the left side of the screen there are buttons for each part of the sentence. If the student says the part correctly, the adult can touch that part and the program keeps score for each part individually, as well as whether or not the overall sentence is correct.

Watch and Say:

For this activity the animation is shown and the child records their sentence. The circles are below to prompt the child as needed. Scoring is the same.

This app has some nice setting options. On the sentence type option the easiest choice is the verb only option. Here, the student picks a person and a verb picture. The sentence is said “He is breaking” then “is breaking” is repeated. If the student touches the circle “is breaking” is said again. A video shows the boy breaking a stick. The student can record themselves and listen to their recording.

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The other options for sentence type include subject + verb, subject + verb+ object, subject + verb+ prepositional phrase or random. Subject choices are  nouns (the girl, the boy, the bear) or pronouns (she, he or the bear), it would be nice to also have a “they” and a group, e.g. of 2 kids, options. Progress tracker and display scores can be turned off. The program can present random verbs or you can choose a custom list. You can also choose the following tenses: present ing form, past regular, past irregular or random. Under cueing you can choose: visual support allowed or sentence is modeled by narrator before animation.

There is a bubble game as a reward. Here the child chooses a prize and then pops bubbles until they find their prize. Options for this are: after 1, 3, 5, 10 questions or no bubble game. Text and recording can also be turned on or off.

The app includes data recording and individual names can be added and so can groups. Data can be reported for the group by session or for the student by session. Report includes overall sentence accuracy for each sentence type, overall verb accuracy for each verb type and lists verbs correct and verbs missed, total object accuracy and total prepositional phrase also lists correct and missed items with overall percentage correct. Results can be reported in: PDF form, emailed or printed. Data can also be deleted.

Suzanne tested this app with Speech students at her school and Mary tested it with her 7 year-old daughter with Apraxia.

Mary: My daughter enjoys using this app to work on sentence formation, and really likes the little animated clips that illustrate the sentence she just made. She did find it hard to know what some of the verbs were from their illustrations alone. I found if I made the text visible I could tell her the 3 verb choices (as she couldn’t always read them) which made it work better. It would be nice to have a option to narrate the verb choices, as it can be hard to illustrate some verbs with a simple picture.

Overall, this is a simple fun app for children just learning to make sentences with many customization options!

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If you loved our First Phrases and Picture the Sentence apps, you’ll love this app too! Fun with Verbs & Sentences is the next step up for.

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