Endless Spanish introduces your child to 101 Spanish sight words using fun and colorful animations and sound. There are two options available before your child starts using the app: an all-Spanish option for native speakers or advanced users and an option that features English translations of the words and sentence examples.
When the child chooses a word, the letters become jumbled and they need to drag and drop them into the appropriate locations to “solve” the puzzle. When they touch each individual letter they hear how it is pronounced phonetically. Once the letters are placed in the correct order they will hear how each letter is pronounced as part of the Spanish alphabet. The word is then read out loud with or without the English translation depending on which option was chosen.
After completing the word puzzle a sentence in Spanish will appear and the child will need to drag words that have been scattered into the sentence. While they touch the words, they will hear them pronounced in Spanish. When they complete the sentence puzzle, they will hear all the words read aloud to them accompanied by a cute animation and the English translation (if that option was selected).
Endless Spanish offers users to try the first six words for free but requires a purchase to unlock the rest of the app’s content. It is available now on Android and iOS.
Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
Each activity in the Endless Spanish app is helping your child build up their focusing skills. The dragging and dropping of letters to form a word or sentence in Spanish requires their attention for a short, sustained period of time. As the child selects different words to learn, they will be asked to focus for different lengths of time depending on the difficulty of the words. For example, the word kilómetro will require more focus than the word soy.Endless Spanish 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 and the spelling of words in a foreign language while trying to drag and drop individual letters requires our working memory skills. Young children are practicing their working memory when they drag and drop letters to form words and learning their translation into English. When they are forming words by dragging and dropping letters, they are also hearing the pronunciation of the letter in Spanish while seeing it, building up their working memory for recognizing and using them in future word creation.
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