Lingokids

Lingokids is a language learning app which encourages children to develop their understanding of the English language, whilst having fun at the same time!

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What is it

Lingokids is an English learning course for children. There are thousands of activities where they will learn over 3,000 words such as everyday vocabulary, commonly used verbs, and adjectives.

The app includes content from Oxford University Press and is designed by teachers and experts in language learning. Children are shown cartoons and exposed to the associated language, and also shown letters which they are encouraged to trace.

There are weekly reports for parents and printable supplementary materials.

Tested on an iPad

What our team of testers said

"I like helping washing the clothes." - Girl aged 2

"I like counting." - Boy aged 2

Skills Developed

  • Builds children's vocabulary
  • Encourages children to say and identify words
  • Gets children to practise letter shapes

What our experts think

Lingokids is an educational app that aims to develop children’s knowledge of the English language. We like the way that it exposes children to a range of vocabulary within context.

The children liked the characters and enjoyed playing the games and taking part in the activities. The animations were engaging and the speaking voice was clear.

The parent functions whereby you could set the levels and monitor your children’s progress were very popular.

It would be even better if...

Our parent testers commented that the words on the screen were too small, and some of the games did’t seem to work (e.g. controlling the fruit game). It is also worth noting that you will need to login with an email address or through Facebook to use the app.

We would have liked for there to have been a British English version, as some of the vocabulary was American (e.g. Pants instead of trousers).

Features

  • Brands: Monkimun SL
  • Key Features:
    • No 3rd party adverts
  • Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
  • Languages available:
  • Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
    Requires iOS 7.0 or later
  • App Types: Educational Apps
  • Types of skills developed: English
    Fine motor skills
    Learning to read
    Learning to talk
    Learning to write
    Literacy
    Physical & motor skills
    Speech, language and communication skills
    Vocabulary building

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