Friday, May 17, 2013

I Dare You Articulation App {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY}

I am so excited to have the opportunity to review another fabulous app by my friend, Erik X. Raj!!!  "I dare you to pretend like you're eating a dollar bill with mustard all over it."  HAHA....This is just 1 of 600 child-friendly dares you will find in Erik's newest app, I Dare You Articulation.  This app will have you and your students cracking up!

One of my favorite things about this app is that it challenges my students to use their imaginations. The sound-specific dares really make therapy more interesting, exciting, and entertaining!  This app targets the following speech sounds: S, Z, R, L, S/R/L Blends, SH, CH, and TH all in the initial/medial/final positions.

I have been using this app with students in 1st through 5th grade.  For my younger students and non-readers, I have been reading the dares (with an emphasis on the words with their speech sounds) and having them repeat it.  My older students read the dares themselves.  As an added "twist", I ask them to pick out and say all the words that contain their speech sounds (extra practice..woo hoo!).  Another awesome feature is that students can listen to each dare by clicking the "Hear the Dare" at the bottom of the screen.

Once the dare has been read, the super fun part begins....The dare is acted out!!  I always participate especially to make my students who are a little shy or nervous feel more comfortable.  It is so exciting to see how creative my students can be when acting out their dares.

Finally, the app includes an explanation, awesome directions, and rules.  You can find all of that by pressing the "i" key on the homepage.

You can check out Erik's website for additional information.  If you want to grab this app (which I HIGHLY suggest you do), head over to iTunes now.  It's super affordable ($4.99).  Because Erik is so generous, he has given me an extra copy of this app for one super lucky winner!  All you need to do is enter below....

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