Concepts- Random or Custom
Random means the type of direction will be picked randomly from the 10 concepts available (Give, Touch, Open, Close, Color, Erase, Top, Bottom, Middle, Push). You can check as few as one concept or as many as 9 concepts through the Custom tab.
Using Fun With Directions HD
You should either select a user, or choose the Settings you want before game play, however there are a few settings you can adjust from the game screen. Through the buttons at the top of the screen you can access Home, New Concept, or Preferences. Home will take you out of the activity and return you to the main screen. New Concept will change the concept you are working on. If you only choose one concept to work on through the Custom button in Settings, during play the purple New Concept button at the top of the screen will be grayed out, showing there is no other concept selected. Preferences will not allow you to adjust the level of play, but you can turn Text instructions, Voice Commands, or Superstar Directions On/Off here.
The bottom of the screen has two buttons as well, New Direction and Hear Again. New Direction will give you a new set of directions within the same concept of the directions previously shown. This is the button you use to advance to a new set of directions after completing a set, but you can also use it to skip a set of directions as well. If you need to hear the direction again, tap the Hear Again button. Alternatively, the directions will be voiced again if the user hasn’t responded to the direction after a while.
Sample sentences from each Level:
Color the ball. (Line drawing of ball is on the left. A single red crayon is to the right.)
Give the girl a truck. (Drawing of a girl with hands out is on the left. On the right are three choices: spoon, truck, sock.)
Put the house in the middle box. (Three empty boxes are on left. On the right is one house.)
Close the big green window. (4 windows are shown: small yellow window, small brown window, big green window, big blue window)
Color the small one that you see at night, up in the sky, purple. (5 line drawings are shown to the left: small star, small cat, big dog, hat, big star. To the right are five crayons: blue, purple, pink, brown, gray)
Use your red pencil to erase the small pet that likes bones and barks. (5 drawings are shown to the left: little red car, small orange cat, bug yellow dog, big blue house, little yellow dog. To the right are five pencils: pink, yellow, red, purple, gray)
In the bottom row, find the last door. ( 6 differently colored doors are shown in 2 rows of 3)
Look for something to sleep on and put it in the box on the bottom. (three empty squares are shown to the left, user must scroll through ten objects on the right: cookie, house, ball, car, bed, carrot, chair, cup, apple, airplane.
( I always have one!)
Wait no data tracking? Oh, you’ve spoiled us with Picture the Sentence and First Words International! I would love to see this added to this app as well. For better accessibility, I would love to have the option to set whether pictures are dragged to the picture frame, or simply tapped. (Many of the simple cause/effect tasks in Level 1 do not require dragging, but as you go up in levels and choices, a dragging motion is required more often.) I would also like to control how often the user gets to do a Superstar direction. It seems to change from session to session- sometimes every 10 responses, sometimes every 6 etc.