Thursday, April 18, 2013

Toca Tailor - learning and fun!

Check out this cute girl who visited my speech class today! A couple of my girls have been bugging me to use the Toca Tailor app but I wasn't sure how I could make it work for their therapy goals.  Well today we gave it a shot and it was great!  We were able to bring in a lot of the describing skills we have been targeting.  The girls were able to describe the type of clothing they were putting on the character.  We were able to talk about concepts like longer, shorter, long sleeved, short sleeved, and sleeveless.  Choosing the patterns of the fabric gave us lots of opportunities to talk about solids, prints, stripes, polka dots and so on.  We talked about colors that matched and ones that clashed.  The girls had a BLAST! When they were all finished they had to give me the full description of what the character was wearing as well.  Then we had fun taking her picture around the room. First here in front of the bookshelf, then between my two students and so on. How about that for making language fun?  If you don't have any of the Toca Boca apps, check them out soon!  If you use AppShopper to track your wishlist you can get an email or notification when the apps go on sale.  That is how I got all my Toca Boca apps for free or $.99!

Talking about patterns and describing fabrics
Talking about styles of pants and lengths

Talking about patters and what matches, coordinates or clashes