Following on the heels of our previous post, ‘Top 3 Apps for children with special needs’, we decided to write a short post on one of our other favorite apps -The Bag Game. The Bag Game is one of many apps from all4mychild, a company dedicated to helping children with special needs.
Our teachers recommend The Bag Game because our students love it and it’s a fabulous way to develop verbal, listening and reasoning skills! The best part? It’s actually fun and highly effective! The Bag Game is a simple multiplayer game (2 or more players) where one user selects an object and the other user/s try to guess the object correctly.
The Bag Game has a long list of categories and objects. Children will not get bored easily!
The selected object is hidden in a bag and children must ask probing questions to guess what’s inside. Sort of like 20 questions but even more fun and interactive!
The question marks provide sample questions to help guide the child. Can you guess what’s inside?
Why we think The Bag Game is a great learning tool
The Bag Game is an effective learning tool for a few reasons. By trying to figure out what’s inside the bag, children will use and develop deductive reasoning skills. The Bag Game is also useful for helping students with their verbal descriptions and question asking skills. The user who selects the object must be able to accurately describe it, while the other user/s have to ask the ‘right’ questions in order to guess correctly. We think this is especially useful for younger students and for children with language-based learning disorders.
Our final thoughts
The Bag Game has cute graphics and the interface is very intuitive. Children will be able to use the app without any adult supervision, making it ideal for group work. Overall, we feel that The Bag Game is a fun and interactive way for children to build important developmental skills. We honestly can’t think of a better way to spend $.99!