Regardless of the stage in the path to reading, students can benefit from becoming familiar with, learning to spell, and using new words. Students with special needs can especially benefit from the high-tech, yet easy-to-use apps that fit a variety of educational interests and literacy levels. Read on and learn more about how Bluebee Pals and the coordinating apps can work hand-in-hand to help all learners focus and have fun at the same time.
Bluebee Pals Apps and Special Needs Learning
Early literacy learners with special needs have a variety of different ways to utilize Bluebee Pals when engaging with the various apps and games. Providing students with auditory, tactile, and visual sensory experiences while incorporating learning opportunities, Bluebee Pals are a great way for students with special needs to connect with a friendly faced, fuzzy feeling friend.
Clearly projecting sound for easy auditory comprehension, the Bluebee Pals can be used when reading digital books, communicating over the phone, or playing educational games. Simply connect the Bluebee Pal of your choice to your Ipad or other smart device. The plush toy will speak with a calm and friendly voice, and works with many educational apps to provide learners with a fun and engaging experience.
Use of the early learning apps that coordinate with Bluebee Pals offers children a chance to engage in learning activities with the personal touch of playing with a “pal” who is there to cheer them on and witness their successes. Not only does this tool help learners to focus, but gives them something to hug and snuggle while playing.
Bluebee Pals Educational Technology for Early Literacy
A student with special needs can certainly benefit from the educational apps that coordinate with the Bluebee Pals technology, but there are educational apps that will benefit the learning process for any student, regardless of their learning style. On the Bluebee Pals website, there are a wide range of apps available for download that include games and the development of music, education, reading, math and speech skills.
Sight word instruction is just one of the many teaching strategies the Bluebee Pal can help support. The reading apps compatible with the Bluebee Pals incorporate the spelling and recognition of new words through stories and vocabulary building games. Digital games make it simple for students to keep track of their successes and try again when a mistake has been made.
Bluebee Pals Characters Available Online
If you’re considering the use of a Bluebee Pal, check out the options available online. We have several different pals to choose from, helping you to find the perfect fit for your early learner or student with special needs. Be sure to consider our other great special needs and early childhood learner tools!
Cecilia Cruse, MS, OTR/L has a BS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida, and her Master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University. She is SIPT certified and has over 25 years’ experience in pediatrics with school-based services, acute care, and outpatient pediatric settings.
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