Okideoke

Promoted Skills

Product Description

This hand-held plastic microphone records and plays back a child’s voice and contains eight pre-recorded songs to sing along with. Volume and tempo are adjustable.  It requires 3 AAA batteries. Phthalate-free, BPA-free and lead-free.

Communicative 4

Skills

  • Encourage vocalizations by recording vocal sounds into the microphone and playing them back.
  • Vocalizations and verbalizations can be reinforced using the amplification of the microphone.
  • Listening skills are used as children playback their recorded messages.

Play Ideas

  • For cooperative play with multiple children, one child can hold the microphone and press the button to start a song and the other children can dance. When the music stops, the children must freeze in position until the child with the microphone starts a new song.
  • Have children count to ten by amplifying and recording their voices.
  • Interview the child as if he was famous. Ask personal questions such as, what is your favorite color? Who is your favorite teacher? Do you like apples or bananas better? Your questions can have simple one-word answers or be open ended for a longer response.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Prerecord a message for a child to convey to his teacher. 

Cognitive 4

Skills

  • Cause and effect is taught as children explore the buttons and hear the changes in the song when they press a button.
  • Children problem solve while they play with this microphone. They learn how to make the music play, what to do if they inadvertently press a button and the music stops, or how to record and play back their own sounds.
  • Recording children as they imitate vocalizations and then listen to themselves in the playback mode can help with speech and language development or refining speech skills. 

Play Ideas

  • Say a word into the microphone and have the child repeat that word.
  • Record a joke line into the microphone for a child to play so he can actively participate in group fun.
  • Have the children close their eyes, play one of the pre-recorded songs and see who can correctly identify the song.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Slow down the tempo to provide a little more time to process and respond. Note: tempo can be changed slightly.

Sensory 2

Skills

  • Auditory skills are used as children listen to their creations and playback their recorded sounds.
  • Vestibular movement is encouraged through music. Children can dance, spin, twirl and move to the music they create.  Dancing encourages balance and muscle coordination.

Play Ideas

  • Play one of the pre-recorded songs and see if the child can identify what song it is.
  • Vocalizations and verbalizations can be reinforced using the amplification of the microphone. Children who have visual impairments often have delays in speech because they are not able to see how others move and shape their mouths to form words.
  • Eye-hand coordination is used as children press desired buttons.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$16.99
Age Range:
1+
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
Five or More Levels
Storability:
Easy
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Okideoke

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 2
Sensory 2
Communicative 4
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 3

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