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“A stunningly beautiful, culturally rich app for children to learn multiple languages and be exposed to other cultures. Different types of interactions for different ages and learning styles are cleverly integrated into the app.”
— Prof. Dorothy M. Chun, (Second language acquisition,computer-mediated communication for language learning, and learning and teaching with digital media)

Children, across the world and of all ages, love animals! They view animals as their friends, enjoy them as pets, and delight in playing with them in different environments. Now, in a completely new look, children get to create their own avatars and immerse themselves in the farmland where they interact with animals, learn their names in fun environments in nine different languages: English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, and Gujarati.

Although this app is designed for children of different age ranges, the age groups are merely suggestions. All children are unique, so allow your child to be the guide.

Watch Mode : This is an auto-play mode allowing for a full language immersion experience.

From the home screen:
- Tap on the scroll bar to select a language
- Tap the top windows to select age
- Tap on an animal from the carousel to play

Motive: To entertain and stimulate children’s brains with images of delightful animated animal characters, representative of cultures around the world, while introducing the name of each animal. Research shows that a human brain is hardwired to learn as many as three languages by the age of six. This full immersion technique takes advantage of this special window by exposing children to multiple foreign languages, or a single target language.

Play Mode: This is an interactive play mode that allows children to explore and learn animal names in multiple languages.

- Use the scroll bar to select language
- Use the forward and back arrows to select animals
- Tap the animal icon in the upper right corner to view an animation of the animal dressed in culture-specific attire, accompanied by world music

Motive: To engage children with interactive play. This is the age range during which most children are learning to relate animal names and sounds to actual animals. This mode offers an opportunity to learn by interacting with the content. Children can learn the names of the animals in a target language, become exposed to various foreign languages or simply enjoy the fun animations, ethnic apparel, and world music.

Create Mode: This is an interactive play mode that introduces children to full sentences and vocabulary words in multiple languages.

- Use the scroll bar to select language
- Use the forward and back arrows to select animals
- Tap the box to the left of the screen to select clothing, accessories, hats and shoes
- Tap the box to the right to select a background landscape
- Tap different environments to interactive with fun engaging landscapes.

Motive: To encourage children to learn languages in full sentences and spark imagination as children dress up the animals in fun interactive environments.

ABOUT SHOONYA:
At Shoonya, our mission is to create a love for cultural diversity and world languages among young children. We believe that the world is getting flatter, and in order to raise our children as the next generation of global citizens, they need global exposure. We foster this by creating content that is diverse, and enrich children's global perspective by engaging with fun, interactive content in multiple language.

What’s New

Version 2.51

Avatars you create are now shared with all other Shoonya apps! Version 2.51 improves stability reading older saved avatars.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

SB - Farm mom ,

Love this app!

Great interactive app for learning about different languages and cultures. We love to travel - so having an app that exposes my kids to a variety of languages is important to us. My kids enjoy dressing the animals and learning about different clothing styles, too. The design is clean and without the "noise" cluttering kids apps today. Would highly recommend it to others who care how their kids spend time on screens.

serenitymovement ,

Intuitive, Effortless, Fun!

I’ve been wanting to teach my 4 year old some Telugu words and this is the perfect app for it. The design is clean, sophisticated and intuitive. My son absolutely loves dressing up the animals and without him realizing, his Telugu vocabulary has grown. It’s exciting to watch him learn and I’m looking forward to using more of Shoonya apps as his proficiency grows.

Mela Rae ,

Perfect edutainment app!

As someone who is surrounded by children I am always looking for new fun ways to educate them. With shoonya I have found that and more! The concept of unity and diversity educates the children on how differences must be celebrated. The beautiful animals keep the kids wanting to play and learn more

Information

Seller
Shoonya Digital LLC
Size
165.6 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2014 Shoonya Digital, LLC
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Complete Animal Pack $3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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