Welcome to Mama Bear’s house! Here children aged between 2 and 6 years can practice a range of auditory skills. The Sounds at Home app was designed by a Speech and Language Pathologist to help young children be aware of sounds in their environments and sounds in words as well as following instructions which requires auditory memory.

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All this learning occurs within the context of a house using familiar vocabulary. Research has shown that there is a strong correlation between phonological awareness and early reading skills (T. Hogan, H Catts & T Little. 2005; S. Rvachew. 2007).

Mama Bear welcomes the children to her home where they will experience 3 different rooms that target many different skills.

Auditory Awareness - sounds in the living room

Children will listen to various sounds and identify the source of the sound that they hear.

Phonemic Awareness – in the kitchen

There are 3 levels to the game with 20 directions each. The children find rhyming words and identify initial and final sounds in words.

Following directions – in the playroom

There are 4 levels with 20 different directions each.

The instructions become increasingly difficult ranging from identifying objects, following simple instructions, following 2 step and temporal instructions.


Children are rewarded by building a puzzle when they accumulate enough points.

The Sounds at Home app is easy to navigate and allows users to employ several tools to perform the following tasks:

  • Enter multiple students
  • Change settings and use randomization
  • Select auto-paging
  • Enable and disable score sound
  • Track correct and incorrect responses
  • E-mail results at the end of the session
  • Backup and restore data

References:

T. Hogan, H Catts & T Little (2005).The relationship between phonological awareness and Reading: Implications for the assessment of Phonological Awareness. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools October 2005, Vol.36, 285-293.
S. Rvachew (2007). Phonological processing and reading in children with speech sound disorders. American Journal of Speech and language pathology. Aug 2007

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