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Droplets: Drops for Kids

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Easy, versatile vocabulary learning in many languages.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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This collection of digital, image-based flash cards has lots of options for customization and is clean, simple, and easy to use. Droplets: Drops for Kids is also extremely versatile, with over 30 languages to learn or set as a native language. Though the premium subscription adds more flexibility and time for interacting with the app, those who don't want to pay for a subscription can get enough out of the free version to get by. The program encourages regular use in bite-sized lessons, with lots of repetition, which makes tackling a new language feel manageable and increases the chances for success. Interactive games allow kids to interact with words in a variety of ways. However, be aware that this is not a full language learning app. Though there are some useful phrases included, the focus here is on vocabulary, not forming sentences, conjugating verbs, or speaking in context. How helpful Droplets: Drops for Kids is for learning a language depends largely on how often and how consistently you review the words and how much you're able to supplement with other resources to learn how to put words together to make sentences. If straightforward, image-based vocabulary flash cards are what you want, though, Droplets: Drops for Kids does them quite well.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, naming, vocabulary, Social Studies : global awareness
  • Skills: Communication : multiple forms of expression
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (free to use five minute/day or subscribe for full access $9/99/mo.)
  • Release date: February 6, 2020
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: PLANB LABS OU
  • Version: 2.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.3 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: February 25, 2020

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