Multilingual Apps

Although many apps support multiple languages (accessible in your device's settings), far fewer support more than one language within the app itself. So if you're looking for a way to boost your kids' exposure to other languages, these titles should fit the bill. From open exploration for preschoolers to math practice for grade schoolers, these apps allow easy toggling among languages and more linguistic flexibility.

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Eli Explorer

age 2+

Delightful, open-ended journey helps teach words.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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Encantos - Play, Learn, Grow

age 2+

Stories with early learning themes highlight diversity.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2021)
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Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) by Canticos - Sing, Play & Learn with Latino Nursery Rhymes

age 2+

Learn Spanish rhyme in other languages; limited content.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Make Way for Books

age 2+

Resource library empowers parents to support early literacy.

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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Nighty Night HD

age 2+

Lovely app lets toddlers turn off the lights for bedtime.

Devices: iPad (2011)
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PBS Parents Play & Learn

age 2+

Parent app offers great ideas for interacting with tots.

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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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Canticos Bilingual Preschool

age 3+

Games, sing-alongs, and books promote bilingual learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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Cleo & Cuquin: Explore & Learn

age 3+

Practice early math concepts in English and Spanish.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Peep Ciencias: Colores

age 3+

Excellent tool for learning colors, co-use on and offscreen.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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MIXIMAL

age 3+

Mix and match animals for some silly, multilingual fun.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2014)
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Peg and Pog

age 3+

Imaginative play introduces vocab to language learners.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2020)
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Picture Dots

age 3+

Fun, free tool ignites curiosity, creativity, and STEAM.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Play and Learn Science

age 3+

Preschoolers and parents explore science on- and offscreen.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2018)
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Farfaria Storybooks - Library of Children's Books and Read Along With Me Stories

age 4+

Endless ebook library offers options; no interactivity.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic, Jr.!

age 4+

Three fun games get show's fans thinking mathematically.

Devices: iPad (2013)
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MarcoPolo Arctic

age 4+

Learn science and vocabulary with sweet arctic animals.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2015)
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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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My WonderBooks

age 4+

Multilingual library, lovely visuals for classic kids' lit.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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