TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Speech Blubs Language Therapy is on sale for £47.10 as of Sept. 26, saving you 40% on list price.
About 95% of a child’s cognitive development takes place by the age of five, with verbal and nonverbal communication making up a huge part of that development. In the U.S., about have noticeable speech disorders — ranging from stuttering and dysarthria — by the start of primary school.
If an in-person language therapy session is harder to come by these days, an alternative is an app called Speech Blubs.
Speech Blubs is a Snapchat-like language therapy app for kids ages one to eight. The voice-controlled app uses more than 1,500 activities designed to help your little one learn new sounds and words, as well as practice speaking. There’s children-led video activities, over 300 role-playing facial filters, some 1,000 educational fun videos, games, riddles, puzzles, songs, and sentence-building features to help trigger sound and word production in toddlers and late talkers, as well as children with apraxia of speech, autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, and sensory processing disorder.
The app was designed with a science-driven approach and is speech therapist-approved. Plus, it’s mom-approved. It’s earned the Mum’s Choice Award, is the Parents’ Picks Awards 2020 Winner, and has garnered 4.4 out of 5 stars on the App Store out of over 7,000 reviews. The creators even updated the app before the end of the 2019-2020 school year to improve it for the inevitable due to coronavirus.
While a lifetime subscription is regularly £78, you can sign up for just £47.10 and save 40% for a limited time.