Category Archives: Foreign Language
Each adventure provides them with 10 words to find. The app shows the picture of an item and says its name in Spanish (the Spanish word also appears on the screen). After clicking the ‘Find It’ button, the whole adventure picture appears. The user must then find and click on the picture of the object.
While it’s nice to hear and see the Spanish words, I’m not sure how much learning is actually taking place in this app. Students can simply ignore the Spanish vocabulary altogether and just search for the matching object. At this price point, I’d skip this app. But feel free to obtain it if you have the money to spare. The graphics are appealing and students will enjoy selecting different adventures to embark upon.
Alphabet and words
After clicking on a letter, the iPad states the letter and says the picture that accompanies it in both English and Spanish. The user can then trace a capital and lowercase letter. Or you can hide the printed letters and they can write the letter on their own.
Numbers and counting
After clicking on pictures depicting the numbers 1 – 10, the iPad states the number in both English and Spanish. It then counts that number of objects and announces the results in both languages. Again, the user can trace the number or write it independently on the lines provided.
Shape blocks and matching
A shape is shown in the middle of the screen. Students drag the matching shape around the perimeter of the screen to the one in the middle. Incorrect shapes bounce back. But correct ones are met with the name of the shape announced in both languages.
Colors and painting
An easel appears where students can use the brush to paint a picture. Each time the color is changed (by clicking on the palette), the name of the color is announced in both languages. This activity comes with the option to take a screen shot (or picture) of the completed masterpiece.
The 4 activities contained in this app are definitely beneficial. The use of this app is an easy way to expose younger students to Spanish vocabulary.