Silly and charming monsters want to teach your kids Spanish words in Orginator's new Endless Spanish app. They act out the meaning of the new Spanish words, using hilarious antics shown in short video clips. The app also uses animated letters and words to encourage kids to learn new Spanish words. The app can be downloaded for free, and it comes with six words to explore. Families may unlock the remaining 21 words by purchasing the add-on pack for $4.99. For schools, there is a school version, which is the same as the consumer version but without the IAP (in-app purchase), so the cost is upfront at $4.99.
For Native Speakers and English Learners
The app offers two modes: one for native Spanish speakers to use the app for Spanish immersion to learn sight words, and the other mode for English speakers to learn Spanish as a new language.
What makes the learning fun?
Endless Spanish establishes a playful vibe from the get-go by having kids select new words to learn from inside a monster's mouth. The liveliness continues with the letters squiggling under your finger when they are moved, and with words that animate in ways to reinforce their meaning. "Grande" will grow bigger, "flor" (flower) blooms, and "casa" looks like a house.
Additional hilarity ensues when the monsters act out the sentences used to teach kids context. For example, for the word "encountro" (found), kids watch monster Big Blue sit down on a log and take off his shoe. When he shakes it upside down, out falls a eggbeater. The sentence in Spanish reads: "Durante su paseo, Big Blue encontro algo muy extrano en su zapato." and translates to "During his walk, Big Blue found something very strange in his shoe."
The sentences used to teach players Spanish cleverly incorporate previously introduced words, so that kids get more than one exposure to the new words they are learning. Overall, Endless Spanish is brilliant in how it uses adorable monsters and comedy to make learning Spanish fun.
Because of its two modes, Endless Spanish
is a good fit for both kids new to learning Spanish as well as children whose native language is Spanish. It makes practicing Spanish a riot. Bonus Tip
: Originator has several other "Endless" apps, including the highly rated Endless Alphabet
and Endless Reader
. This Endless Spanish app review was written by Jinny Gudmundsen.
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