The app is designed to increase a child's listening and receptive language skills. It specifically targets following directions with a fun space theme.
To start, choose your level. There are four levels within this app. Here's how the creators of the app explained them:
"A guide to the levels:•Level 1 -contains instructions of 1 main word and is suitable for children at a developmental level of about 18 months onwards, e.g. “find the apple”•Level 2 - contains instructions of 2 main words and is suitable for children at a developmental level of about 2-3 years, e.g. “find the red apple”•Level 3 - contains instructions of 3 main words and is suitable for children at a developmental level of about 3- 4 years and upwards, e.g. “find the big red apple”•Level 4 - contains instructions of 4 main words and is suitable for children at a developmental level of about 4 years and upwards, e.g. “give the big red apple to the boy”"
The app will then take the children through a series of directions to follow. Here's an example:
Kids help Splingo build his spaceship as a reward:
You can save the game to pick up at a later point. You can save the games for 10 students.
Overall, Splingo's Language Universe is a fun app created by a speech-language pathologist for targeting following directions, vocabulary, prepositions, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension. My clients enjoy the space theme and Splingo's alien voice. I also like that there are multiple levels for the kids to move through. In future updates, I would love to see a way to take data in the app. I would also love to see a multi-player option.
If you are interested, you can purchase the app for $2.99 in the App Store at the time of this review.
Note: I was provided with a copy of this app for my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are mine.