Looking for a super cute app with great potential for therapy? Wish granted! Musical Bubbles is an app that let’s you play your favorite kids songs by popping the bubbles that float across the screen. Each bubble-pop corresponds to the next note in the song. The app is basic-one screen with one objective. BUT, sometimes basic can be better than detailed and crazy, especially if you have clients who are easily overwhelmed or unable to navigate multistep activities and games. I especially love the idea of using this app with kids who have limited motor control of their fingers/hands because you can hit any of the bubbles floating around the get the next note in the song!
Additional ideas for using Musical Bubbles:
- Use it to help kids pace their speech (say-rather than sing-the words to the song and pace it by only saying one word per pop/note). You can pop the bubbles (and therefore get the next note) as quickly or slowly as you want, so there’s flexibility in how you want to target their rate.
- Integrate it into bilabial artic therapy. You PoP the BuBBles (and get a song!)
- Simple pull this app out as a reward for hard work during a session. It’s fun, easy, and unlikely to get a kiddo all riled up. Plus, the songs are very familiar ones, so you’re bound to be able to use them for target sounds for artic/phono kids!