I use many apps in my Spanish Classes and with my own son at home. Technology builds a bridge with the new generation which brings the familiar association between technology and fun!
I personally use not only apps, but also videos, songs and many other resources at my fingertips to make the learning experience richer and more fulfilling.
I wanted to share La Aventura de Wubbzy y Los Dinosaurios the newest App I have used in my classrooms this past week, with children from 18 months and 6 years old. I have an iPhone and iPads, but you can download the version from Amazon, Google Play .
Some of the main features:
Reading – The children were captivated by the fact that we could do our story time using the App they could click on words and have them read to them and they were repeating with the sense of accomplishment that they were reading it!
Games – Which bring numbers, words, abc, cupcake decorating and matching Dinos, so much fun!
Coloring – Where children listen to colors in Spanish when they click on them and color the picture as they click on the black and white picture.
Videos – Are very cute as well, in English but with subtitles in Spanish.
The Wubbzy app is a great way to introduce many skills to children. Wubbzy entertains, educates children, while the stories are fun and very child friendly, easy to be shared with different ages by the parent or by the child who just started their reading journey . Filled with simple stories that parents can read to their children or they can let their children read the storybook, if they are at that stage. This fun bilingual app is available in English and Spanish full of games, puzzles, sing-along songs, and interactive tools.
I highly recommend using technology in games, videos, apps to bring the child’s imagination and love for that type of interaction to learn new skills and definitely to learn a foreign language! Hope you download and enjoy the app!