I love discovering new ways to help other parents and kids so I jumped at the chance to try Speech Blubs, the app that has helped more than 500k kids with speech delay, autism and apraxia. Their success comes from using real kids in the app! According to Speech Blubs “children learn best when they get to imitate their peers instead of adults. With this in mind we designed our app to be the next best thing to real-life interaction. We utilize the method of video-modelling, informed and aided by the solid science of mirror neurons”.
The app is quite extraordinary. When you sign up, you answer a few questions about your child’s behaviour and issues that they may or may not have. You then choose what their interests are and themes are automatically generated. There is something for every child’s interest: there’s everything from animal names and noises to insects to the sounds that firetrucks and police engines make.
The app then has videos of real children sounding out the sounds and pronouncing the words. The app asks you to repeat what the children are saying and by way of imitation, your children are motivated to mimic what they see in the app! Speech Blubs even takes it a step farther and includes role-play by using the front camera of your device and turning your little ones into the animals, for example, that they’re imitating! It makes the app fun, educational and extremely valuable.
To add more motivation for kids (besides the role-playing that my son LOVED) is stickers! At the end of every activity, they get a sticker that they can collect in a sticker book! They’ll feel accomplished and motivated to collect them all.
They offer a free 7 day trial, so don’t wait and sign up now! Get your child started on the path to speaking. And if you’re a Speech Language Therapist, they offer you the app for free to use with your patients! So don’t hesitate to reach out to them!