Hey guys! I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break. I spent some time with good friends, and my husband, which was nice. We cooked and ate way too much, laughed, played and sang music, and ate some more. Feeling thankful this year. Without further ado, welcome to this Friday’s edition of Fab App Fridays. Today, I’m reviewing an app from PBS kids. PBS kids has been around forever, and I swear, there are the child experts. They brought us classics like Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, and now modern shows with Curious George, Dinosaur Train, and Clifford. PBS is a great resource, and the offer many materials online in English and Spanish!
If you’re new to Fab App Fridays, here’s the scoop on FAF: Each app reviewed in FAF are some of my favorite apps that I think are fabulous, since I often use an iPad in therapy sessions. All the apps are tested by me, and are either under $10, or free!
This week’s app is:
App name: “PBS Parent Play and Learn” from PBS Kids
See it here at the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pbs-parents-play-learn-hd/id605542914?mt=8
See it here on the PBS kids website: http://pbskids.org/apps/pbs-parents-play–learn.html
See it here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/PBS-KIDS-Parents-Play-Learn/dp/B00BL8B5SG
Price: FREE in the iTunes store, or Google Play
Description: PBS Parent Play and Learn is an app that is truly designed for parents, but it also has a kid-friendly interface. It’s an app that provides some home and community educational and therapeutic ideas for young children from babies, toddlers, to preschoolers. The app is designed to help parents by providing creative ideas for activities to engage your child in meaningful ways, such as how to work on vocabulary at the supermarket, number concepts at the zoo, and more. It helps with literacy, early math skills, and encourages talking and sharing among parent and child.
Why I love it: You can check out my live tutorial video about why I love it here in English, or here in Spanish.
Well first off, this app is BILINGUAL! Yay for Spanish! That’s awesome that it’s not only free, but can also allow for children who speak Spanish to use it with their families! There simply isn’t enough out there for our bilingual families in the Tucson area. I also love it because it’s very organized (categorized by age), and it’s a quick, easy tool that parents or caregivers can use. It promotes lots of great language ideas, and can be used in all sorts of places (the library, zoo, park, mall, bathtub, etc). It think you will find that many of you will be inspired to try more and new ideas, after getting some great inspiration from this website!
Note to readers: Jenny’s Speech and Learning Clinic is not affiliated in any way, nor do we receive any type of compensation for promoting various apps. We are simply trying to provide useful resources for parents, caregivers, fellow therapists, educators, and any other readers that are looking for great apps for our amazing kids! 🙂