Endless Learning is an app to help your child learn preschool to elementary school-level topics using the touch screen interface on your device. The app asks for the age of your child and then creates a lesson plan centered around relevant learning goals such as learning to spell their own name or practicing lowercase letters. For example, the word activities allow the child to use their finger to drag and drop the letters over the word outline in the correct order. Holding a finger over the letter while dragging it also gives the child the pronunciation of the letter.
The child can also click on Freeplay mode, where they can choose any topic to learn about such as ABC’s, Numbers, Spanish words, etc. The app features bright colors, fun visuals, and animated videos featuring a cast of interesting monsters. The freeplay portion of the app also features videos and familiar songs for children such as Yankee Doodle.
Endless Learning requires a subscription but certain aspects of the app can be tried for free. It is available now on iOS.
Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
Each activity in the Endless Learning app is helping your child build up their focusing skills. The dragging and dropping of letters to form a word is requiring their attention for a short, sustained period of time. As the child selects different words in the app, they will be asked to focus for different lengths of time depending on the length and difficulty of the word. For example, the word FUNNY will require greater focus than the word ALL. Choosing to work with the math options also helps children build up their focus for completing math problems and learning how to write out their numbers. Endless Learning provides the scaffolding needed to help your child work towards focusing for longer periods of time.
Working Memory: Recalling and retaining information in our minds while working.
Recalling the pronunciation of letters, numbers, or Spanish words while trying to write them out requires our working memory skills. Young children are practicing their working memory when they drag and drop letters to form words or shapes to form numbers and hear their pronunciation as they go along. When they are forming sentences by dragging and dropping words, they are also hearing the word while seeing it, building up their working memory for recognizing and using site words.
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