Engages EAL and MFL pupils
This brilliant program appealed to a wide range of abilities and enriched my topic work on 'Where I Live'. It has much to offer in terms of developing speaking, listening and vocabulary-based work. The option to add different presentation language makes Albert's House accessible to all children and it is so much fun that everyone ends up laughing!
Verdict on Albert's House: Primary Choice, Vol 1, issue 6
The schoolzone evaluation
Albert’s House is an interactive program aimed at the lower end of primary. Essentially the game involves finding Albert mouse in the house. The activities vary from a simple search through the house to the interactive ‘Find Albert Mouse’ and would appeal to a wide range of abilities. The program consists of five options which can be used to enrich topic work on the theme of 'Where I live'. The aims of the program are to develop speaking skills, listening skills, logical thinking and problem solving skills. Also, to develop the language and understanding of direction and position and an appreciation of co-operative work.
The software fulfils these objectives well. The content offers much in terms of developing speaking, listening, positional and vocabulary-based work. It is accurate, age appropriate and current and the vocabulary is age appropriate and clear. It would be a useful starting point for lots of literacy activities and other cross-curricular activities.
Navigation through the activities is clear and the minimum of icons on each page ensure that the interface presented to the child is clear and enables them to focus on the task.