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Fonemo - Fun speech therapy for kids

Fonemo is an iPad-tool to help children who need to practice speech sounds. It's a game where you for instance can practice the s-sound. The cards contain words with the current speech sound. Saying words out loud is part of the game. You can record the child's pronunciation and together you can listen to it. A parent, speech therapist or teacher can help.

Kids playing Fonemo

It's like a game of memory

If you have played the game memory you can play Fonemo. Pair cards with images that are alike. Play two players together or as a single player.

Listen to the words and record your own pronunciation

Saying words out loud is part of the game. Whenever you wonder how a word is pronounced the teddy bear will help you. Poke the teddy in the belly and teddy will tell you what’s on the card. You can also turn on a setting to hear the word each time a card is turned. With the help of a microphone you can record the child's pronunciation and together you can listen to how it sounds. The recorded sound will play automatically, but you can also press the speaker if you want to listen to it again.

Fonemo is easy to learn but challenging to play

Fonemo can be used by children from the age of three years and older. But even younger children can try the game since children develop in different ways. There are three levels of difficulty which makes Fonemo challenging for various ages. Fonemo is easy to learn. The child does not have to be literate since the game is based on images.

 

Child safety

Fonemo has

  • parent lock for settings and help
  • no external links
  • no storing of sound files
  • no advertising

 

Private Policy

Fonemo and Fonemo Lite do not

  • Transmit data about the user
  • Require users to share personal information
  • Ask for date of birth
  • Collect, transmit, or have the capability to share personal information
  • Include account registration or access a user’s existing account

 

Speech sounds

The speech sounds included in Fonemo in English:

f, g, k, l, r, s

The cards contain words with the current phoneme in the beginning, the middle or in the end. You can also practice the phoneme adjacent to a vowel, a consonant or multiple consonants. In the easy level the speech sound is only adjacent to vowels.

 

Different versions of Fonemo

  • When you buy Fonemo the s-sound is included from the beginning. Then you can buy only the speech sounds you need from within Fonemo. Above you can see the included speech sounds.
  • Fonemo Plus+ all speech sounds are included from the beginning
  • There is also the smaller version Fonemo Lite made for you to test Fonemo before you buy it.

  • All Fonemo-apps are made for iPad, for iPhone and iPod Touch we have Minifonemo, read more.

 

Who can play

  • Children who need to practice speech sounds.
  • Parents who want to practice together with their children.
  • Speech therapists and teachers who want a tool in their education.
  • Children and adults who want memory training. The player gets both visual and hearing input, which means more senses are involved than in an ordinary memory game.

 

How to play Fonemo

The teddy's belly has been poked and teddy says busThe rules are simple. If you have played a traditional game of memory you can play Fonemo.

Turn a card by poking it. Turn a second card. If the two cards look the same, it's a pair. And you have won it!

Single player

If you play as a single player, keep turning the cards until you have paired all cards on the board.

Two players

If you are two players, keep turning the cards until there is a mismatch. Then the turn goes to the other player. A green light will help you keep track on who’s turn it is. When you have matched two cards and got a pair, it is the same players turn again, the green light will then flash to remind you.

Say the word out loud and record your own pronunciation

Every time you turn a card say out loud what you see on the card in order to practice the s. If you need help poke the teddy bear’s belly. The teddy will then say the word.

How to use the microphone

  1. Then you can press the microphone below the teddy. Repeat the word.
  2. Turn the microphone off by pressing it again and then listen to the recording, which will play automatically.
  3. If you want you can press the speaker if you want to listen to it again.

Start the game

The first time you play Fonemo the settings are for one player, playing with words beginning with an s and with the easiest level of difficulty, which is ten cards on the table. Just press the orange arrow and the game starts.

When the game ends the orange arrow appears again, if you press it you start with the same settings as the previous game, though some of the images might change.

Change the speech sound

Choosing speech soundsYou automatically get the s-sound when you buy Fonemo. You can then add the speech sounds you need by buying them. Press the the speech sound you are interested in on the startpage and follow the instructions.

When you are in a game you can change the speech sound by pressing the block in the navigation bar. Then you will return to the startpage where you can change speech sound. Press the orange arrow to start the game.

Playing in different ways through various settings

The navigation bar in FonemoChange these settings by pressing one of the symbols in the middle of the navigation bar to the left.

There you will see

  • the silhouette to change number of players and how they are seated
  • the blue card with an s to change type of words
  • and the symbol for difficulty level, which are a yellow pacifier, a cap or a sumo bandana.

Different types of words to choose between

Menu choice: Words starting with an sPlay with words beginning with the speech sound

Menu choice: Words with an s in the middlePlay with words with the speech sound in the middle

Menu choice: Words ending with an sPlay with words with the speech sound in the end

Menu choice: A mix of words with an sPlay with a mix of the words above

The options for number of players and positions are

Menu choice: One single playerPlay as a single player with no opponent

Menu choice: Two players sitting next to one anotherPlay two persons sitting next to each other

Menu choice: Two players sitting opposite one anotherPlay two persons sitting opposite one another

Difficulty in terms of number of cards

Menu choice: Easy difficultyEasy level: 10 cards, words with s + vowel

Menu choice: Medium difficultyMedium level: 18 cards, words as easy level and s + usually one consonant*

Menu choice: Hard difficulty Hard level: 26 cards, words as medium level and s + multiple consonants*

* if there are these kind of words in the category

Listen to the word

Menu choice: Listen to the word every time you turn a card Listen to the word every time you turn a card

Menu choice: Listen to the word when you poke the teddy bear's belly Listen to the word when you poke the teddy bear's belly

The refresh button in FonemoRestart the game

Whenever you are done with the changes in the settings you can start a new game by using the reset arrow in the lower, left bottom corner of the screen.

 

Do you need more help?

Do you have any questions regarding Fonemo? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

For iPad

Fonemo

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Download Fonemo on the App Store

 

Fonemo Plus+

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Download Fonemo on the App Store

 

Speech sounds

f, g, k, l r, s

 

 Fonemo Lite

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Download Fonemo Lite on the App Store

 

Speech sounds

s

 

 

 

 

Said about Fonemo:

"I really liked that the app is easy to setup and understand. I think this is a nice alternative to the standard speech practice sheets that are often sent home."

Amanda Blackburn on iHeartThisApp