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Fun on the Go With Flip-Over FACES App!

FACE IT…Your child is probably getting bored at home after several weeks of being away from school and classmates. For a fun break, download APH’s Flip-Over FACES App! It’s free and available for iOS or Android. Perfect for students (5 years+) with low vision, as well as students with additional disabilities (e.g., autism, speech/language delays). Try out some of our favorite ideas;

  • Ask your child to describe the face displayed on the screen in his/her own words.
  • Ask your child to generate a face on the app that she/he thinks conveys a specific emotion—happy, sad, skeptical, afraid, surprised, etc.
  • Ask your child to display a face on the app that reflects how he/she feels that day.
  • Ask your child to create a story that explains why the displayed face on the screen looks sad, disgusted, tired, etc.
  • Ask your child to draw a similar style face as that shown on the screen. Consider using a tactile drawing board, if available.
  • Use the app to review shape and spatial concepts. For example, eyes are looking down/up/to the side, eyeglasses have round/square frames, eyebrows are straight/curved, hair is long/short, etc.
  • Use the app to broaden your child’s vocabulary to describe a variety of emotions such as confused/baffled, worried/concerned, angry/upset, disgusted/irritated, happy/joyful, etc.

Learn more about Flip-Over FACES and get playing!

 

For more resources please check out our #AtHomeWithAPH resource list for free and accessible activities, tips, webinars, and more from APH, our partners, and the field at large. Have a free and accessible resource you would like us to include? Email us at communications@aph.org to tell us about it!

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About the author

Karen Poppe, Tactile Literacy Project Leader

Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Literacy Project Leader, develops products that focus on tactile skills development and designs tools and materials that students, teachers, parents, and others can use to create tactile displays and adapted materials. She maintains the Tactile Skills Matrix on APH's Website.

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