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Spanish School Bus for Kids – Learn with Fun Vocab Games and Music

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Matching game and videos teach words, a bit of culture.

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Though this is not a complete language-learning platform, simple games do a decent job of giving kids practice with new vocabulary words. The full immersion approach works well by throwing kids immediately into using their intuition plus some trial and error to learn the meaning of new words. Though kids lose stars for not answering correctly every time, there's no limit on how many times kids can repeat the games. It would be nice to see some variation in game design, as play could get dull with so much repetition. Also, all levels have a time limit, which may be difficult for some kids who need a bit of time to think about making the right match. Six music videos are the only material that goes beyond learning individual words in isolation, but they're too short and bare-bones to really be of much use. For that reason, don't expect Spanish School Bus for Kids – Learn with Fun Vocab Games and Music to teach your kids to learn to speak Spanish. However, for parents looking to introduce vocabulary words, these simple, repetitive games are an accessible tool.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, naming
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($4.99 in-app purchase unlocks all content)
  • Release date: May 5, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Chungaboo
  • Version: 1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Last updated: May 17, 2017

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