Rainbow Sentences is an iPad app available on iTunes from Mobile Education Tools. It’s designed to help students recognize grammatically correct sentences by using visual color coded cues. The basic structures of Who, What, Where, and Why of sentences are color coded so that students can better understand how these combinations work together to create basic sentence structures. With this app, students learn to recognize nouns, verbs and prepositions and have the opportunity to record their sentences in their own voice to improve their speech and other language skills.
Rainbow Sentences was a HIT in our house. All three of my children loved using this one from ages 4-11. I set the app up with their log-in and allowed them to play freely as long as they wanted. Each of them found a different interest while using the app and all enjoyed completing the fun little puzzles as they worked through it. This is definitely a product we will continue to use.
Since this app is encouraged to be used with Special Needs children, it was perfect for us. I will be able to continue using it with all three, and especially with my 4 year old who is in speech therapy once a week. The ability for her to hear the words in the sentences and also record her own voice reading the sentences will be a great help for her auditory skills, as well as for her brother and sisters skills too. This app has truly been a huge blessing in our family.
Rainbow Sentences from Mobile Education Tools is available through iTunes on the iPad for $7.99. It’s recommended for ages 3-10 as both an educational and special needs tool. It is compatible with iPad’s system iOS 4.3 or later. For more reviews of this product, please visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog!
This is my sixth year homeschooling. Somehow it feels like my first. Each year is just as exciting as the first one. Planning always brings it’s own challenges. Then there is the changing of curriculum because what you used is no longer available or simply did not work for your child(ren).
So this, my sixth year homeschooling is just as challenging for me as my first year was. Actually, I think my first year may have been much easier! LOL
As I’ve mentioned before, this year I have decided to switch up curriculum and basically at the last minute. We normally school year round in an unschooling manner, using bits and pieces of this and that for curriculum. This year we will be switching to Tapestry of Grace for our core curriculum. I am having to learn to plan around this study, add to it where needed and build upon what I already have. Sounds simple, should be simple but somehow for me, it’s just not that simple.
Then to throw another loop in the rope, my usual Grammar curriculum, those wonderful FREE workbooks from Scott Foresman, are no longer available. So now I must find something equally wonderful to use for our Grammar lessons. I have several ideas in mind but haven’t quite nailed the right one. After all, I just found out yesterday our original workbooks were no longer available.
So as you’ve probably guessed, I’m still planning out our school year, taking it one step at a time. I’ve not had quite as much time as I’d like to do it because life has thrown various stops in my path but I’m getting there slowly but surely. I’m hoping to be ready to start our school year on September 5 or there about. Guess we will see what happens.