Welcome to the Auditory Rhyming app! Recognition of rhyme is one of the first ways that a child demonstrates phonological awareness. Rhyming skills are important for reading and spelling, because it can help children recognize words that share common sounds often share common letter sequences. Once a child can spell cat, they quickly learn they can also spell bat, hat, sat, etc. This also applies to reading. Rhyme helps the child develop the ability to break words into smaller parts and recognize smaller parts in words, which is an important skill that is needed for reading and spelling.
Phonological awareness provides a beginning reader with an important tool for understanding relations between written and spoken language. A deficit in phonological awareness is accepted as a consistent feature of reading disabilities. Poor phonological awareness is linked to poor reading skills independent of IQ.
Children with deficits in one or more areas of phonological processing abilities may have more difficulty learning to read than those who do not. Phonological awareness describes an individual’s awareness of, and access to, the phonological structure of oral language.
The Auditory Rhyming app directly enhances and elevates phonological awareness skills in order for a young child to become a proficient reader and speller.
There are three different rhyme presentation options:
Inclusion (Which two words rhyme?)
Exclusion (Which one does not rhyme?)
Random (Mixed presentation of inclusion and exclusion)
The child will see and hear three picture cards: two that rhyme and one that does not. The child will identify, by tapping on, the two pictures that rhyme. After the child hears each word, he or she will be prompted to tap on the pictures that rhyme. For example, the child will hear: “big, beach, pig. Which two words rhyme?”
The child will see and hear three picture cards: two that rhyme and one that does not. The child will identify, by tapping on, the picture that does not belong. After the child hears each word, he or she will be prompted to tap on the picture that does not rhyme with the other two words. For example, the child will hear: “cat, fan, bat. Which one does not rhyme?”
The random presentation is a mixed of the inclusion and exclusion presentation. This will place more auditory attention demands on the child, as they must listen for the specific directive.
Want more apps to support the literacy, learning, and processing development for children? Check out these other great apps developed by Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP to facilitate speech perception, auditory processing, and literacy development: Auditory Word Discrimination, Hand Cue Sound Matching, Auditory Blending, Sound Matching, Syllable Counting, Auditory Figure Ground, and Target Sound Identification.
Bug fixes and updates for iOS 11
Ratings and Reviews
Unable to use
Seeing the reviews and reading the description for this app, I was so excited to use this with my students. I loaded it today and after my first attempt to use I was utterly disappointed. There is a sound problem and the auditory portion is not audible. Major disappointing, do not buy this app until it is fixed. Also, the developer does not have a way to contact them directly except this way! Sorry!
My favorite rhyming app!
This app is great, and in my opinion worth the money because the presentations of the rhymes are always different. This makes it impossible for the child to memorize the pattern of the presentation, which was what I was finding with the free or less expensive rhyming apps. The free ones just do not seem to have a large enough bank of words. Guess that's why they are free. I really love that I can select the lead in phrase I want: "which two words rhyme" or "which word does not rhyme". The random presentation option is awesome as you are able to exercise auditory attention. I appreciate that with this app I'm also getting language processing, auditory attention in addition to rhyming. Fantastic!
I like the quality of your pictures and the size of them also. I would like it if you could flip the images to see the words like you do in your AFG app. Also, it would be nice to be able to pick your word families that you want to work on before you start. Other than that I feel like this is a great rhyming app! I really like that you can pick the two that rhyme or the one that doesn't rhyme! Maybe, you can have the option where you use four images instead of three to increase the difficulty. Just a thought.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.