Friday, March 3, 2017

First Blubs {app review}

I have a lot of apps that are geared toward older kids working on some higher level skills.  I don't have many apps for younger kids that are also specifically designed for speech therapy.  I was excited to see First Blubs, which is designed for those early communicators.

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First Blubs is designed to help young children begin to imitate animal noises. This is a goal I work on a lot with my late talkers.  The app is designed to use peer models. A child will watch videos of children saying the animal noises.

Then, the child has a turn to try the sound.  They will "become" the animal that they are imitating.

As a reward for watching the videos several times, a child receives a sticker, funny videos, or animal facts.

When you have completed the sound, you receive a sticker to place on the main page.

You can watch it in action here:

Overall, First Blubs is a very simple app to use.  It is engaging for young children.  My clients loved the ability to turn the camera around onto them and "become" the animal they were imitating.  It is a fun, new way to practice one of their goals.

In future updates, I would love for there to be a multi-user function that would save the stickers that each child has completed.  Additionally, not all of the sounds are true English sounds, especially the vowels.  I would really like to see accurate models of the sounds.

If you are interested, this app is FREE to download and has an in-app purchase of $6.99 for all animals or $0.99/animal.

Blub Blub has generously offered to give TWO readers a code for all of the animals.  Enter below for your chance to win!

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Note: A copy of this app was provided for my review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed are mine. 

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  1. Looks like so much fun! I have several students I could use this with, some for sound development, some for attention.

  2. I have a late talker who is just starting to find his voice. He loves animals and this would be a great, low pressure way to engage him and encourage to keep vocalizing!


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