The little brains are fast developing and always look for new things to learn and do. Given a smartphone or a tablet, our kids sure know what to do with them, more than just opening an easy, game. Why not put that interest to better use? Here is a round-up of this year's best 3 language learning apps for kids, that will teach your kids not only the basics of new languages but also how to apply them in day-to-day situations.
Lingokids is an adaptive language learning platform aimed at kids aged 2-6 years. A free to download app on Android and iOS, this app makes language learning both fun and exciting. The app can currently be used to learn English and Chinese. The app is free to download, but it supports in-app purchases as your child crosses various levels. The basic free level offers few games and sample videos that you can try out before opting in for the monthly subscription. The first month is free and you can choose to cancel anytime. And it isn't all fun and games, your child is encouraged to write letters by tracing them on the screen and parents can download the printable PDFs to engage kids offline too! Read our review of Lingokids here.
Mamalinga is this year's addition to the app market that helps both parents and kids learn a new language. Unlike the formal language learning process, where the grammar and alphabet are taught first, here day to day scenarios, words and sentences are translated into Spanish, that helps kids ace both Spanish and English. Parents can use this app to teach kids as young as 2, and kids of 5 years or older can learn to use the app independently. The app covers an extensive 18 categories and 900 words.
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3. Miao Mi
If you want your child to learn Mandarin Chinese in a fun way, Maio Mi does that and how! The app is free to download and after a 7-day free trial you will need to go in for a subscription plan that entitles you to access over 500 videos and games. All the games and videos are structured to help kids learn Mandarin Chinese in a fun way. Instead of just teaching the young ones a new set of words and translating them to Mandarin Chinese from English, the app ensures their little customers apply what they learn through these short, entertaining videoes that convey a story as well.
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