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Drops: Fun Language Learning

By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun games and vivid representations aid language learning.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Paid, Free Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

significant inclusion of Pride content

There is a significant inclusion of Pride content and there is no option to turn off Pride content. While the developer is thinking about catering to the small LGBTQ+ community, they are not thinking about 55% of the world's population whose religious faith is at odds with Pride. It’s bizarre that the developer should be so ignorant of the world’s religions when the nature of this app is to reach the international community. Won't recommend.
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Is It Any Good?

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This is an engaging and intuitive experience that allows kids to explore, practice, and learn vocabulary in a new language while having fun with a variety of word games. Although it may seem brief, the five minute limit makes it easier to incorporate learning a language into a daily routine while keeping the learning process fresh and fun. Drops: Learn 31 new languages is extremely easy to follow, and kids can enjoy the experience without the help of a grown-up. The introductory tutorial and the visual prompts back-up the intuitive directions, and the graphics are easy to understand, and the pronunciation of words is accurate. The word-picture association approach to learning is engaging and makes the process of learning new vocabulary enjoyable. The app incorporates action through different word games, and repetition, which are key in language learning. In addition to the fun and fast-paced word games, kids will find motivation through the milestone tracker, which highlights progress and allows them to see how the list of words learned grows with each session. The flexibility to switch languages at any point is another great feature. This may appeal to kids who are exploring the idea of learning a different language, but want to explore first. Although adds pop up, they aren’t overwhelming and don’t take away from the positive experience. The app would complement formal language classes and families may want to use it as a tool to reinforce what kids are learning in school. Overall, Drops: Learn 31 new languages is an exceptional educational app for learning vocabulary in a new language and can be enjoyed by kids, teens, and grown ups.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: naming, reading, speaking, spelling, vocabulary
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, memorization, Self-Direction: academic development, achieving goals, initiative, personal growth, self-assessment, work to achieve goals, Communication: multiple forms of expression
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (A Premium subscription adds unlimited playtime, removes ads, supports all languages, and has additional features. Subscription is $8.49 paid monthly or $5 per month paid yearly.)
  • Release date: December 9, 2018
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: PLANB LABS OU
  • Version: 34.74
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: July 22, 2020

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