Language Comprehension App for iPad: Key Word Kids

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App: Key Word Kids

Developer: Language and Learning Steps Pty Ltd.

Platform: iPad

Price: $27.99  Download on the App Store:  Key Word Kids

Category: Language: Listening Skills, Reading Comprehension


Kids Improve Language Comprehension By Playing

What better way to learn language development than through playing? Key Word Kids is an educational therapy program app developed by Language and Learning Steps Pty Ltd.

This innovative app was created by a team of speech pathologists and educators, and it uses interactive pictures and scenarios to help kids improve and practice communication, language development, reading comprehension, and following instructions.

It’s especially beneficial to autistic learners who learn visually and love interactive play!



Pick a Level

I love how the reading comprehension activities are categorized by levels. Children can choose which level best suits them and then progress through higher levels.

Children learn to listen to scenarios, comprehend what was said, and then use it to follow steps to figure out a problem. Once they master one level, they’re ready to tackle the next more challenging level. First-time users can take a skill level assessment to see the best place to start.




Children Love to Be Rewarded

I enjoyed how, after a child finishes the level they’re on, they get to play “mini-games” as a reward for their work. They’ll love the active characters and all the games so much that it will definitely encourage them to continue to the next challenge!




The interactive scenarios include drag-and-drop and tappable actions – kids love this because they feel part of the game and it keeps their attention.



The Freeplay Mode lets kids use characters and images to create their own stories. They can practice their fine motor skills by dragging and dropping images onto a background. They can also choose to record their own voice!




Act It Out

Kids can also choose a mode that encourages them to act out a scenario. For example, “Make the boy hop to the flag.” Hearing the sentence and visually seeing the scenario helps children learn nouns and pronouns, action verbs, and lets them interactively figure out the correct answer.



Kids will love learning and building their communication skills with all the interaction and fun pictures included in Key Word Kids.

The developers of this app know how to motivate children.  Their combined experience as a speech pathologist, special educator, and play therapist really shine through in this wonderful language comprehension app.  Kids and parents will surely love it!


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2 Responses to Language Comprehension App for iPad: Key Word Kids

  1. […] What better way to learn language development than through playing?  […]

  2. April M on January 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I love the idea of this app! Since my laughter is very literal an visually orientied, this will help so much with comprehension! She isn’t too into board games yet but does do the new candy land which has a spinner instead of cards

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