early languages today is pleased to announce the release of Princesses Learn Sight Words. Not your typical iPad/iPhone application, but its creators, Franck and Cristina, are not your typical parents either, and their family, comprised of seven-year old Elena and four-year old Pablo, is not exactly normal either.
One Family, Four Languages:
Elena is trilingual, fluent in English, Spanish, and French and has recently taken on Chinese with a little prodding from her parents, residents of West Orange, NJ. Pablo, despite his age, is also on his way to being quadrilingual along with the rest of his family. Franck and Cristina believe that language is more than just words that we speak, but also a door to greater opportunities, stronger and more meaningful relationships with people, and ultimately a more peaceful world, so it's little surprise that they feel compelled to encourage multilingualism in their family.
How do they do it? Franck and Cristina propose that making 10 minutes count is all it takes to have fun while inspiring kids to become multilingual.
Princesses Learn Sight Words:
To help their children learn to read high frequency words in English, Franck and Cristina built Princesses Learn Sight Words for iPad and iPhone. Sight words provide an excellent base for reading at an early age. They are often called sight words because some of them can't be sounded out, and need to be learned by sight.
Princesses Learn Sight Words is an application that allows children to use the technology of an iPad or iPhone to engage in early reading that is not just educational, but loads of fun as well. The app teaches Sight Words through stories, games, songs and flashcards. Set around a classic fairytale theme utilizing the timeless stories of Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, kids are encouraged to enter a magical kingdom with a princess as their guide. Set to a background of inspiring classical music, the app engages children in word-sound association, word repetition, and learn-through-play experiences.
Princesses Learn Sight Words (TM) features all 220 sight words from the Dolch Word List, grouped by class level. They are offered for free when you download the app. The 1st book of Snow White is free also, with games and a song. Additional books are available for purchase within the app.
Princesses Learn Sight Words 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. For more information about raising multilingual children, you can contact Franck and Cristina by email. Additional details about the free iPad/iPhone application can be found on their website.
via PR Mac