Apps That Help Kids Learn a New Language

Want your kids to grow up knowing a language other than their native one? These handy digital tools can teach kids of all ages a new language, starting with the basics. Some allow kids to switch back and forth between languages. Others help kids build vocabulary a few words at a time. And many use songs and games to make learning a new language more fun. Before you know it, your kids will be well on their way to being bilingual -- or even trilingual. Plus parents can use them as well! For more bilingual media, be sure to check out our list of English/Spanish Bilingual Books.

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Fabulous - Cuentos y Cantos

age 2+

Delightful stories and tools in Spanish help social growth.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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MamaLingua Lite

age 2+

Unique system to learn language and teach it to kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - First Words

age 2+

Eric Carle faves teach vocab in English and other languages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2015)
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Early Lingo Spanish Language Learning for Kids

age 3+

Full-immersion approach has both hits and misses.

Devices: iPad (2016)
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Learn English for Toddlers and Kids

age 3+

Basic intro to English vocab is accessible but uninspiring.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Lingokids - playlearning

age 3+

Fun, full language immersion lots of activities.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Little Chatterbox for Kids

age 3+

Great intro to vocab in multiple languages, but has limits.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Mundo Lanugo - Juega y Aprende

age 3+

Simple activities immerse kids in Latin American culture.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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FabuLingua - Learn Spanish

age 4+

Vivid interactive stories introduce kids to Spanish.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android (2021)
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Montessori Letter Sounds - Phonics in English, Spanish, French & Italian

age 4+

Self-directed, fun, simple lessons will engage prereaders.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2014)
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Spanish School Bus for Kids – Learn with Fun Vocab Games and Music

age 4+

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

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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Word Games for Kids - Futaba

age 4+

Customizable matching game a fun way to learn with others.

Devices: iPad (2011)
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EASY peasy: English for Kids

age 5+

Customizable flash cards adapt to each kid learning English.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Juana la Iguana en la Granja, Aprende en Español / Spanish

age 5+

Cute iguana guides kids through games entirely in Spanish.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Learn Spanish with Pili Pop Espanol: Language learning methods for kids

age 7+

Build basic Spanish vocabulary, pronunciation; hefty price.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Droplets: Drops for Kids

age 8+

Easy, versatile vocabulary learning in many languages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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Drops: Fun Language Learning

age 8+

Fun games and vivid representations aid language learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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LingoDeer - Learn Languages

age 8+

Access excellent activities to learn lots of languages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2019)
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Mango Languages

age 9+

Great interface, cool videos focus on culture, conversation.

URL: http://www.mangolanguages.com (2013)
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iTranslate Translator

age 10+

Efficient and effective tool for on-the-spot translation.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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