The My Play Home stores application is an interactive game designed for use in conjunction with the My Play Home application reviewed in my previous blog for children between the ages of 3-7 years, as well as older children with additional needs. The My Play Home application nicely links to this app within the application itself when you click on the store.
Therapy Goals that may be targeted using the App:
- This application can additionally be used to work on speech goals in a similar way to the original My Play Home application. A speech sounds such as ‘l’ can be targeted through the picture stimuli within the app. For example when you are practicing the ‘l’ sound in words, your child can pick out all the ‘l’ words in each scene such as light, leaf, lemon etc. If you are working on the ‘l’ sound in sentences, your child can create a sentence with those words such as ‘The lemon is in the basket’.
- Similarly, language goals such as understanding concepts can be targeted though following instructions and goals targeting sentence structure can also be generated using the scenes within the application. Extra concept goals such as colours can be targeted through the different stores that have a number of items in a variety of colours such as ice cream, ice slushy, clothes, cereal boxes etc. Sequencing concepts (e.g. before, after, first, last) can be targeted through following instruction with these same items e.g. “Put a pink scoop of ice cream in the cone before you put a blue scoop of ice cream in the cone”.
You can download the application onto iPad and iPhone devices online through the apple store.
Click on the following link for more information on the application:
For more information on this topic or any speech related fields, contact the ENT Clinic on 1300 123 368 and make an appointment with our Speech Pathologist.