It goes without saying that English is a global language. Learning English not only helps one in academics, but also increases their chances of getting a good job in future.
Many Singaporean parents want their children to be proficient in English so that they do not face huge hurdles in their educational journey. Although children learn English as their first language in schools, many of children are unable to get their pronunciations right and they often struggle with spelling mistakes in their essays. The other problem is the strong influence of their mother tongue which causes their spoken English to have a strong accent which may cause some words to be mispronounced or sound odd.
It is important to work on their basics from the beginning, say when they are in kindergarten. This way children will not suffer at a later stage, especially because it is difficult to grasp languages at when children are a little grown up. Hence, here we have come up with some top English learning apps that help improve pronunciation, punctuation and vocabulary.
Lingokids is one of the top English learning apps for children of age 2 to 8. It is an interactive app teaching English through fun games and exercises.
The app has been designed by the experts to ensure children build a strong English foundation for themselves from a young age. Moreover, it offers teaching materials specially designed by the Oxford University Press to ensure quality education. As an added bonus, the app is free from ads, thereby giving a distraction free learning environment. All contents like videos, songs, and games are in English which are set according to the learning pace of the children who are utilising it.
Timmy’s Learning New Skills:
This app has been designed by the British Council for children aged 3 to 6. For English-speaking families, this app is great for children from the age of 2. The app helps children learn English through exciting games based on words, phrases and cognitive skills. One of such games is NEW I-Spy which prompts kids to learn new vocabulary and identify objects. Magic Box is another game that requires children to place items in a box and sort them according to shape and colour. In Rub-a-Dub game, children have to follow the narrator and swipe away buttons, paint and paper to figure out the things hidden beneath. The audio narration guides the kids to carry out specific actions.
Fun English is an interactive English learning app designed for children aged 3 to 10. This has also been downloaded over 5,000,000 at Play Store; after all, the app makes learning fun and interactive. Children learn to read and spell over 300 English words and phrases. Parenthetically, the app is also great to master listening, comprehension and reading skills; all that is necessary to perform well at English exams. The audio narration has been given in both American and British accents to help the users with pronunciation.
This is a great app for children who have trouble spelling English words. The app has stored over 300 of the most common words in the English language and improves vocabulary. Spellwick is ideal for kids aged 6 to 12. And all the learning is delivered through games so that learning is fun. It can also improve kid’s computer typing skills with a QWERTY keyboard for spelling words.
LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime
Another great app from the house of the British Council!
The app teaches English with fun animated songs and stories. The aim of the app is to help kids with reading, listening and speaking English. The songs and stories are categorized into traditional Children’s Songs and Fairy Tales. Each animated video has a listen-and-record feature that improves pronunciation skills, thereby building their confidence in English speaking. Besides, they can compare their pronunciation with the narrator.
We hope that these apps would help your children learn English effectively! Want to say something? Do you want to share your experience with the learning apps? Let us know by commenting below.