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Description

"Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games", developed with licensed speech and language pathologists, is a fun way for children to develop speech sounds through playful voice-controlled games that can improve speech clarity, articulation, and instill confidence. The app is for parents and speech therapists working with toddlers and children with language delays, as well as any parent looking to give their child a head start in early language development.

Children learn fundamental phonetic sounds, that are the building blocks of language, as they play 23 fun voice controlled games on an imaginative adventure with Tiga and friends.

Gameplay rewards are based entirely on participation, not accuracy, so the child is constantly getting positive feedback as long as they are trying to make sounds!

Benefits
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A great way for all kids to get a head start on language development
Kids learn to pronounce sounds more accurately including syllables, letters, and letter combinations
Help your child improve coordination and strength of speech muscles
Children learn through sound repetition and imitation
Children differentiate between sounds they hear and create a broader base vocabulary
Improve communication between the child's brain and the body through visual and auditory aids
Improve childhood communication with peers and adults
Instill a sense of pride and confidence in your child

Features
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Voice controlled games encourage kids to speak clearly
Game play based on actual speech therapy sessions
Beautifully vibrant graphics and a variety fun learning games designed to engage young children
Entertaining cartoon characters deliver lots of positive feedback
An exciting interactive story adventure
Licensed speech therapists selected the apps 23 core phonetic sounds
Audio and video hints help demonstrate the correct way to make language sounds
A sound meter measures voice volume levels
Track progress and earn gold stars the more you play
Children are able to practice specific sounds and games
So easy to play young children can even use it by themselves

Games include
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Driving a boat, helicopter, hot air balloon, race car, train, submarine, and even flying a rocketship to visit the moon!
Popping balloons to reveal clues to guide them on their adventure.
Knocking over obstacles that lay in their path including towers of tires, ice blocks, hay bales, crates, logs, moon rocks and more....

Training sessions
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Before each game children are introduced to a new phonetic sound by game characters. They are shown a cartoon image representing the sound and are encouraged to try saying the sound aloud. The app listens to make sure they’re verbally participating and congratulates them if they are and showers them with friendly encouragement if they aren’t.

Technical Support
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We value your feedback, so please email us at support@tigatalk.com for suggestions on improving "Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games". Please email us first, and give us a chance to address your issue before posting a negative review.

***In the unlikely event you experience the app crashing just update your devices software through iTunes and the problem should be solved.***

***Attention iPad Users***
The app is fully functional in 1x mode, however, there is a known issue when accessing the menu when the app is running in 2x mode. This issue is fixed in version 1.1, so updating your app will resolve any issues.

What's New

Version 1.3

The microphone is now working for all versions

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Interesting

Brent Knowles

This is an interesting app. The voice recognition is far from perfect but my kid generally makes the attempt anyways. I have found that the game can hold his attention for reasonable periods of time and that he attempts sounds, something we have trouble getting him to do in other situations.
More intersting I have found that when playing other iOS games he tries to mimic those sounds as well now!

Makes Sound Practice Fun!

Appsforhomeschooling.com

***Mic is working on iOS 5 now, so re-submitting without that comment for the current version!***

What We Liked:

My little girls fell for Tiga Talk hard and fast. They soon discovered its location on our iDevices, and I would find them making sounds very enthusiastically in front of the device in their efforts to propel a rocket ship, a boat, to pop bubbles, and to smash space rocks amongst other fun challenges.

My five-year-old has articulation delays, so it means a lot to me that she enjoys practicing her sounds with this app. She quickly learned to tap on the mouth to see a video of the sound being said by a real person so she could model her own sound production from that video. She also naturally self-corrects, so if the animal says a sound and she doesn’t think hers is quite right, she’ll tap on the mouth, practice her own sound, and off she’ll go again.

I love that the app lets you pick specific lessons and games to focus in on trouble sounds, but also allows children to go through the whole game from front to back when they’re feeling particularly ambitious! This is actually my girls’ favorite way to use Tiga Talk, though I do incorporate it into practice sessions with my daughter as well. Each lesson and game is short but packs a lot of sound repetitions in, a great fit for short attention spans.

While Tiga Talk only does sounds in isolation, I really hope that we’ll see similar apps coming out for initial, medial, and final sounds in real words for children who are ready to move beyond Tiga Talk but who are highly motivated by the bright cartoons and quest-style storyline.

What We Didn’t Like:

Some of the letter sounds aren’t clipped and add a tiny bit of an ‘uh’ to the end of the sound, like ‘duh’ instead of just ‘d’. Some users have mentioned that the app responds equally well to incorrect pronunciation as it does to correct pronunciation, and this is an accurate observation. The app responds more to voice volume than it does to sound. This hasn’t been an issue for us because my girls try to be as accurate as possible when using this app – the honor system I suppose. I would like to see the option of setting up multiple users on this app. The statistics that track the number of lessons completed aren’t very useful if you have several children using it.

Overall:

Tiga Talk is an incredibly fun and engaging app that irresistibly draws children into practicing articulation skills in a voice-powered adventure. If you have a little one in the beginning stages of learning to pronounce any letter on its own, Tiga Talk will make the process so much more enjoyable for you both whether they are still learning these sounds in speech for the first time at age three, or if they are using the app for remedial speech practice at an older age.

I received a promo code.

Limited function

Pixie Green Eyes

This app seemed very promising. However, I was extremely disappointed. It gives incorrect feedback for the targeted sound. Basically, if you make a sound, it praises you. You can make any sound at all. It even doesn't have to be within the same sound family. In fact you can cough and it will still give positive feedback. A waste of money.

Information

Seller
Tiga Talk Season 3 Inc.
Size
65.7 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 7139543 Canada Inc.
Price
$6.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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