Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Swapsies App Review & Giveaway!

Spinlight Studio has created a cute and motivating app called Swapsies!  They were SUPER generous to provide me with a copy to review and 5 codes to giveaway!
This app can be used on any device (iPhone, iTouch, iPad).  For only $1.99, you can use this during individual sessions or have students take turns or work together. 

If you click the "photos" on the main screen you can select a character.  If you click the spinner, students get to spin to select a community helper and play a game.
If you click the "mix up", students get to play around with community helper clothing to make a match.  They need to understand what one would wear.  The giggles you will get as they swap the different clothes around is great!
Once the match is made, students are rewarded with a game related to the community helper used.  This is great for association and eliciting conversation about that helper.
These games are great for following directions!  If you click "quiz me" on the main screen (you can get there by clicking the house icon), students are asked questions about the various community helpers.
This is great for working on "wh" questions and associations.  If correct, students are brought to another question.  If incorrect, they are provided with an opportunity to correct themselves.  After several correct responses, they are rewarded with a bonus round.
For the bonus round, students are presented with this visual above.  They are given a verbal directive.  Such directives includes looking for items a specific shape, all hats, items a doctor would use, etc. 

This app does not collect data.  It is great for reinforcing and working on various goals through a community helper theme.  To learn more about this app visit iTunes!

Now onto the giveaway!

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19 comments:

  1. We love to take a trip to the fire station to meet the firemen and look at the fire truck. They also teach us to stop, drop, nd roll.

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  2. thankfully, my small boy loves a trip to the doctor, so it makes it much less painless on poor mom :-)

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  3. Definitely having the firemen come to school! We talk the kids through the sequence of putting on their uniform and they get to climb into the fire truck!

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  4. Having firemen come to school as well as going to a local grocery store tour.

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  5. I have a "My First Jobs" bingo game that's really cute. They have to match an object with the occupation that uses that object (e.g., stethoscope to doctor)

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    1. sounds perfect!! gotta love BINGO! Was it store bought or printable?

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  6. My son loves the veterinarian because he can see all the different pets and because he knew that I worked there too.

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  7. I like to use the Lego Community Workers minifigure set.

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  8. I enjoy talking about bakers. The kids enjoy doing fun activities dealing with food and baking.

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  9. Fire company visiting kindergarteners and bringing the fire truck.

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  10. I wanted to do a until on community helpers this past year, but I ran out of time. This app looks fun! I have to agree with the above comments--my son loves when the fire truck shows up at school!

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  11. Our kindergarten does community helper week learning about all the different jobs...then at the end of the week all the kids wear costumes for different community helpers and do a parade around the school! It's awesome!

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  12. I have used the Webber Photo Cards (occupations) to talk about community helpers in the past, and my little ones love it when the firefighters come to the school.

    -Brea
    Let's Talk SLP
    www.letstalkslp.blogspot.com

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  13. We use books and then follow up with talking about personal experiences

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  14. Local firefighters visit our school and the kids get to go inside the fire truck!

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  15. My son is a big fan of firemen and fire trucks, so we frequent the fire stations in our home town and in towns that we visit. He likes to bring them cookies ;)

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  16. I have some occupation matching cards that I like to use (which I "inherited" from a previous SLP).

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  17. I have a great community helpers magnetically with clothes!

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  18. I like the career fair that our counselors do every year.

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