Whether children are 2 or 10 they can learn how to speak Chinese with Lingokids. This unique app uses an immersive language experience to help kids learn how to speak a new language. The app contains activities for true beginners, but it also appeals to kids who already know a bit of Chinese.
Immersive language experience
Multiple levels of play
Monthly subscription available
Animated characters and interactive activities
From the animations and interactive activities to the educational components, developers have created a quality app. When kids first open the app, they’ll notice there are a lot of steps to take to set up the app. Adults will have to set up an account and choose the levels before kids can get started. Once kids get to the learning component, they may find that the screen gets a bit busy. That’s because there are a lot of options to choose from. However, once kids get started, they’ll find that the functionality is fairly intuitive and it’s easy to move from activity to activity.
The app focuses on providing an immersive language learning experience for kids. When kids first start with the app, they may be a bit confused. However, as they begin to understand more of the language, they’ll enjoy interacting with the app more. Instruction is available for kids starting at age 2. There are also different levels of instructions, from kids who know no Chinese to those who are already familiar with the language. During the activities, kids will find nonverbal clues and images to help them know what to do.
Lingokids seeks to get kids’ attention by using a collection of animated characters who are engaged in entertaining scenarios. At first, kids may simply think it’s funny to hear the characters speaking Chinese. However, as kids begin to understand more of the language, they’ll also enjoy interacting with the characters. The app also has plenty of interactive elements for kids. As kids complete activities and learn words they’re rewarded with medals and given other positive reinforcement.
Language-learning programs are expensive and Lingokids is no exception. However, the app is free to download and new users can try out limited features for free or sign up for a one-month free trial. Be sure to look at multiple age and skill levels during the trial to get a good feel for all that the app has to offer.
In order to use the app, adults must set up an account. This can be done either using Facebook (the app does not post to Facebook) or by providing an e-mail address. Within the app, adults will also find the option to purchase a subscription or set up a free trial. All of these features are protected by a parental lock.