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Speecharoo Apps Asks the Million-Dollar Question: Can a ​K​angaroo ​Really ​T​each ​K​ids to​ Listen?

New York, NY, July 16, 2015 –(– Three weeks ago, a revolutionary new app for the iPad called “Funny Directions by Speecharoo” introduced “Kit the Kangaroo” to the world, and suddenly kids are ​eating all their veggies, ​sharing with their siblings and marching right to their rooms at “bedtime.”

Seems too good to be true? Well, for the moment, you’re right. But, if the founders of Speecharoo Apps – Brooke Stulz and Syndy Margot – have their way, kids will associate fun with listening and following directions, which is definitely a step in the right direction.

“Laughter is an incredible teaching tool,” said Margot, ​who, like her Co-Chiefaroo Brooke, is a Speech Language Pathologist who’s spent the last decade working with kids of all ages. “That’s why we ​spent a year on the ‘Funny Directions’ a​pp, because we wanted to make sure it was filled with hilarious animations, silly sound effects and plenty of surprises to capture kids’ imaginations!”

One of those surprises comes at the end of every scene when kids get to pop the balloons which float up in the air out of Kit the Kangaroo’s pouch.

Adds Stulz: “Kids love being rewarded for a job well done as much as adults do. It’s this type of positive reinforcement that resonates long after the game is over.”

What also seems to be resonating is the app’s favorable reviews. Jennifer Volpe, a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and certified Learning Specialist who is also the Co-founder of NY-based “Speak, Learn, and Play,” ​had this to say about “Funny Directions”: “Our kids love the interactive graphics and sound effects so much they forget they are working on listening skills. This app is great for both therapy treatment plans or for at-home practice.”

There’s no question this highly entertaining, very funny game helps kids practice listening and following directions. But will it make them more likely to put away their toys?

Well, it’s too early to say for sure.

But hey, as Kit would probably say, “Now c’mon mates, we need to hop before we run.”

“Funny Directions” by Speecharoo Apps is available on the App store for only $2.99.

iTunes Download Link ($2.99, iOS 8.0 or higher, iPad):

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Twitter: @SpeecharooApps
Email: [email protected]

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