I’ve been neglecting you Android users lately, so I wanted to share a little love and tell you about a relatively new app that works on both Android and Apple operating systems! It’s also one of the few kids’ apps available on Google Play to measure up to what is available on iOS, in my oh-so-humble opinion. :)
Ahoy, mateys! I be writin’ a blog message fer ye ’bout apps to use on Speak Like a Scurvy Pirate Day! (Translation: Oh boy, who the heck convinced me to do this?!) Kookoo bananas Bill Binko ‘o LessonPix shanghai’d a few ‘o us bloggers to do pirate-themed posts to celebrate ’tis “holiday,” so here’s me best spin on it. (Thanks postlikeapirate.com for the goofy pirate talk translations.) This post is a bit different than my usual, but I’m hoping it’ll give y’all some fun ideas for Talk Like a Pirate Day on 9/19! If you’re one of those scoundrel SLPs that loves to get kids hyped up then send them on their way, this post (and holiday in general) is for you! I’m going to discuss three apps: one new (to me) pirate-themed one and two that I’ve already reviewed but am adding a “pirate twist” to. Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions or other pirate-themed ideas!
Another app that Android users can download, too! I’ve gotten a few great suggestions for Android apps, but if any readers have any more, comment below or email me. I’m always open to more ideas for using with adults or children!
To appease the masses, I’ve found an app for both Android and Apple users! Actually, I originally wrote this review after finding it on Google Play and didn’t realize until later that it was also available on iTunes! I was very excited that all of my readers could benefit from this one. Also, I had mentioned to a few of you that I found some Android apps similar to the Toca Boca ones on iDevices–Dr. Panda’s Hospital is definitely one of those. While this app is based on an animal hospital, the game’s set-up is quite similar to Toca Doctor. Here are my thoughts on it:
What It Is: An app for “playing vet” and healing hurt/sick animals by TribePlay.
So that my Apple readers don’t get TOO jealous of my new addition of Android reviews, here’s a review of a fun and inexpensive app for iDevices. I’m actually quite excited about this app because the developer just added new content that bumps it up from “good” to “great!” Also, this is another app for those “three T” (trucks, tractors, & trains)-obsessed boys and girls since there are quite a few vehicles to choose from–including trucks and tractors!
What It Is: A game for designing (and then driving) vehicles by ABCya.com.
This is my first Android-specific app review! As I discussed in my Going Both Ways post, Speechie Apps will start reviewing Apple AND Android apps, since I am now the proud owner of a Nexus 7 tablet. :D A couple things are going to change to accommodate this addition. First, I will be adding a page with a list of reviewed apps for quick reference. These will be specified as Apple/Android/both, so it will be easy for readers to navigate. In addition, I will be editing my current posts to state for which operating systems (OS) the apps are available. Finally, in all future posts I will clearly note the operating system in the beginning of the review. As always, PLEASE feel free to comment, ask questions, and make suggestions. I hope you enjoy this new addition!
What It Is: A sock-themed matching, memory, and counting game by Mimoteo.