Match & Find has a number of configurable settings: it is important to make use of these so you can adapt the app to match your child's ability and inclination.
Some settings apply to all activities, others are specific to each individual activity. Tap the Settings button (on iOS) or the Menu button (on Android) at the top right in the main view to access the settings pop-up.
Slide to the left to slow down the pace of all activities, or to the right to speed them up.
If you set Automatic to ON, then each activity will automatically start again when completed.
If this is ON (the default) the name of each object is spoken when tapped (unless it is an incorrect answer).
If this is ON (the default) the words try again are spoken when an incorrect answer is tapped.
If this is ON (the default) the sound of applause is played when an activity is successfully completed.
Changing the background from white to black, and the text colour from black to white or yellow may be helpful for some children with visual impairment.
You can override the default language used for sound and written words within the activities, by selecting any one of the languages included in the app.
You can change the font used in the app. By default, the Special Letters font included with Match & Find is used. The app also includes two OpenDyslexic fonts, designed to increase readability for users with dyslexia. For Android users, you can also select from the standard Android Sans Serif and Serif fonts.
There is a Reset button at the top of the settings pop-up. You can use this to reset all settings to their default values. In other words, this restores the app to its state when first installed, undoing any configuration changes you have made. As a precaution to prevent accidental reset, you will be prompted to enter the word reset to confirm you wish to do this.
For iOS users, the app has built in support for simple use of 1 or 2 Bluetooth switches: this is described in detail in Chapter 4.
You can access these by selecting the name of the activity in the settings pop-up from the main view. Alternatively, there is a settings button in each activity that quickly pops up its individual settings. See the summary of activities in the next chapter for details.
The app include a child safety gate (also sometimes called a parental gate, parental lock or parental control), designed to protect children against navigating out of the app and visiting websites with unsuitable content, etc.
Whenever you tap a link in the app's built-in help, you are required to enter the answer to a calculation to continue, for example:
9 - 3 + 4 =
In this case, the answer would be 10. Note: The gate cannot prevent the child from leaving the app by pressing the device's home button and then opening another app.