Canticos is an educational and entertainment app designed for preschoolers to learn in a bilingual environment. The app is designed to use play-based techniques as well as easy-to-remember nursery rhymes to aid in language acquisition. All of the activities in the app are presented in both English and Spanish and the user can switch between the two languages almost instantly during activities. The app features activities found in most preschool apps such as counting, letter recognition, shapes, and reading. All of the activities are available in both English and Spanish.
The app also features books, videos, and songs that can be played in English or Spanish. Subtitles are provided for all of these activities in both languages so the user can read along with what they are hearing.
Completing activities successfully earns the user stars which then unlock objects such as toys and stickers for the art activities.
Canticos Bilingual Preschool is available for purchase on iOS and Android.
Preschool learning apps are a great way for younger children to practice the focusing skills they will need once they begin kindergarten. The activities in Canticos Bilingual Preschool are short, entertaining, and available in two languages, allowing for children to complete activities using short, sustained focus skills.
Users can start with one or two small activities or videos and then, over time, increase their engagement with the app by watching longer videos, playing more educational games, or reading several of the short books available on the site. For young children practicing their focus skills, start with the games that are in the target language and then move to slowly include the second language over time.
Learning a first or second language requires the use of our working memory skills. For children using the Canticos app, putting together sounds and letters and coming away with meaning is a great way to practice this skill. All of the books, songs, and videos in this app have subtitles, allowing users who can read already to hear words in English or Spanish and then see their written representation. For users who are too young to read subtitles, activities also feature visual representations of words, shapes, numbers, etc. The user can then hear the word, see the visual (example hear the word flores and see a picture of flowers) and make the connection between the two.
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