On the main page of the application, there are three different options - Quick Start, Customize, and Information
Selecting the "Information" text will bring you to information about the application and how to use it. It also has links to e-mail the developer with questions, for support, or comments as well as to their Facebook, Twitter, and website.
When you customize the types of words to be used in the application, there are multiple options. If you choose the "Customize" text, in a chart, options will show to choose the number of main words in an instruction/direction for each of the following - nouns, verbs, prepositions, and adjectives. Tap the boxes to choose the amount of words up to four. Green check marks show the number of main words selected and the red "x" means that they are not selected. You can select multiple boxes or just one box. If you choose one box, the application will only have directions with the number of words chosen in the word category. If you choose a whole row, the application will use only the type of word selected with 1, 2, 3, and 4 main words randomly shown in an instruction.
In addition to the type and number of words used, you can choose to have the text of the instruction shown at the bottom of the screen each time a direction is given. This option can be toggled on and off by pressing the words "on" and "off" below the "Display Sentence" text. Finally, you can choose between a US or UK voice with or without the alien effect. The voice to be used can be chosen by pressing the text below the word "Dictionary" until you find the voice you would like.
Finally, once you have customized everything, press the play button to begin application play with the settings you chose.
Choosing the "Quick Start" option on the main page will allow you to focus on all four word types with 1, 2, 3, or 4 main words in each instruction. Press the corresponding button to begin application play. Here is what each level does according to the information page of Splingo's Language Universe:
- Level 1 - contains instructions of 1 main word and is suitable for children at a developmental level of 18 months onwards, e.g. "find the apple"
- Level 2 - contains instructions of 2 main words and is suitable for children at a developmental level of 2-3 years, e.g. "find the red apple"
- Level 3 - contains instructions of 3 main words and is suitable for children at a developmental level of about 3-4 years and upwards, e.g. "find the big red apple"
- Level 4 - contains instructions of 4 main words and is suitable for children at a developmental age of about 4 years and upwards, e.g. "give the big red apple to the boy"
Once you choose the settings appropriate to the child you are using the application with, begin the application. To view a YouTube video of how to use the application created by the developer, view it below. My explaination will follow: