Our PrepositionBuilder speech app has been a real favorite with speech pathologists and parents. It marked a real turning point for Mobile Education Store as far as how we approach apps. It has garnered positive reviews from the moment it was launched. This review was written by Rachel Jones, founder of the LetsTalkSpeechTherapy blog. Rachel has reviewed quite a few apps in the speech pathology field, and she always does a great job with them. She also has many posts with tips for parents and speech paths. She has many kind things to say about PrepositionBuilder and best yet; she is sponsoring a raffle for a free copy. Stop by her blog to enter!
PrepositionBuilder uses visual imagery to foster a deep understanding of how prepositions can change the meaning of a sentence. We target 28 of the most common prepositions and group related prepositions together (in, on, under for instance). The students are presented an image and are asked to drag the correct preposition to an incomplete sentence. Wrong answers trigger an image change, showing the student what the picture looks like with the preposition they DID choose. The student learns proper preposition use, regardless of whether they choose the correct answer. Since the wrong preposition sometimes makes for a pretty funny picture (The shark jumped THROUGH the boat), many students get the wrong answer on purpose, just so they can see the other images. The beauty of PrepositionBuilder is that it doesn’t matter if the students choose the wrong answer on purpose, they learn just as much getting the wrong answer as getting the right one.