We know that oral language skills development is critical for children to later on develop good reading and writing skills. So, the more opportunities we give them to talk, the better !
- Oral language develops vocabulary concepts. Children gain information about word meanings and pronunciation and these concepts are first introduced in speaking and understanding others’ speech.
- Children learn through oral language the structure of language and that it communicates meaning. Children who can articulate their words and thoughts clearly have an advantage in learning to read over those children who have poor oral language skills.
- Oral language teaches children cultural nuances, giving them specific background knowledge that aides in reading comprehension.
- Oral language acquisition builds a desire to use language for a variety of purposes, such as reading, wiring and listening.”
So, here are a few Apps tested by teachers that could support your students oral language skills development:
PUPPET PALS HD: Students can create cartoons with different characters and give a voice to each one of them. They could use this App to report on a book, tell a story or to show their understanding of a concept from any subject. A fun way to make their learning, thoughts and ideas visible!
SOCK PUPPETS: Similar to Puppet Pals, Sock Puppets automatically changes the pitch of the voice recorded for increased privacy protection.
It is SHOW TIME! Download these Apps and let your students have fun while learning!