Saturday, December 17, 2011
Spanish Adventures for Kids
Grade Recommendation: K - 2nd
Specific Skill: Vocabulary
For iPad, iPod, or Both: iPad
Students accompany Lucy and Max on ten adventures in order to learn Spanish vocabulary. The adventures are: ocean, carnival, space, garden, zoo, farm, classroom, beach, rainforest, and city.
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.