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Kids learn languages: fun learning games by Mondly

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Solid intro to lots of languages

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Free to try Education
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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

We love this app!

Mondly kids is simple, fun and we actually learned a few words and sentences by playing together with my kid. Highly interactive and fun to play language learning game!
age 3+

My kid loves this app!

Highly helpful app for learning new languages, loads of useful and interactive information.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

It's really neat to have access to so many languages in one simple-to-use package, but the focus on flash cards is just not that exciting. The graphics and overall visual approach is appealing, and the sentence-building activity can help kids see how the vocabulary they're learning becomes whole thoughts. Though repetition is an important element in learning a new language, the virtual flash card approach is primary and may not work for all kids. Also, the system for introducing flash cards seems odd: The narrator first says vocabulary words in your chosen native language, then in the language to learn. Kids could easily rely on that without really paying attention to the language they're learning. And, while there's audio, the flash card games are still surprisingly text-based for a prereading crowd. There's also a Conversation icon as an activity choice, but we weren't able to access at the time of review. Adding a way for kids to record themselves saying words aloud and comparing their pronunciation to the expert voices in the app would help add one more important dimension to language learning. Overall, it's a solid approach for motivated kids who are looking to learn another language.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (unlock Spanish for $9.99/month or $47.99/year; unlock all 30 languages for $47.99/year)
  • Release date: May 4, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: ATi Studios
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later, Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: March 13, 2019

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