January 26th, 2012 at 5:01 am
As promised last week when I recommended some online games for bilingual kids, today I bring you a list of Apps for bilingual children. I have both Apple and Android options, so there should be something for everyone.
Before we get to the list, I want to take a moment to remind you that these types of digital games are to be used as a supplement to what you’re already doing to ensure your children grow up bilingual. The idea is to make sure your kids are learning by doing something fun. The Apps on this list help you do just that. They are fun, but they’re also educational.
1) Sara la Pequeña Hada: A collection of stories turned into interactive apps and ebooks. Available in five languages.
2) Princesses Learn Spanish: An app for those who love princesses, which introduces children to basic words and phrases in Spanish. Available in three languages.
3) TodoBebé: Four apps from a leading global mom and family media company and the creators of Viva La Famila (Univision). From coloring to writing, your kids are going to love these fun apps. Available in two languages.
4) Little Pim Word Bag: From the creators of Little Pim, the wonderful language learning products, comes this app which teaches children basic vocabulary. Available in two languages.
5) Peekaboo Barn: Very basic, but lots of fun specially for toddlers who will learn the names (and the noises they make) of farm animals in Spanish.
6) Toddler Spanish: My First Words: Hundreds of vocabulary words accompanied by beautiful images. Easy to use even for a little kid.
7) Alfabeto Flash Cards for Kids: A fun way for children to learn the alphabet in Spanish. Cards can be flipped to see and hear an object that starts with the later in display.
eFlash Spanish: With lots of different options, including the alphabet, parts of the body, colors, animals, clothing, and food, your kids will have plenty to learn when using this app.
9) Kids Numbers and Math: A very simple app to help your children learn their numbers in Spanish. Available in five languages.
Now it’s your turn. Which apps do you recommend?
Roxana A. Soto is the Editorial Director of SpanglishBaby, the go-to site for parents raising bilingual children. Her first book, based on her blog, will be published in the Fall 2012.