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English for kids with Benny app review: flashcard fun
Here's an opportunity for kids to learn the English language in a fun and engaging way. The English for kids with Benny app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and teaches the language through the use of flashcards. This app will take them through the proper pronunciation of a number of common names that have been divided into a number of categories: 14 categories to be exact. This app has been designed for young children and toddlers with graphics, sound effects, and gameplay that appeals to them and is child-friendly of course.
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A Step in the Right Direction
Helping children learn English is a pretty big undertaking and often people wonder where they should start and with what. Here’s a way to take a step in the right direction with the learning process and all the work has been done for you. The app focuses on common words that have been divided into 14 categories such as animals, numbers, family, nature, greetings, and more. There is proper pronunciation given for each word and there are interactive games throughout. There are actually more than 350 words offered in the app that kids will be able to perfect. The games are meant to help them speak and spell in English.
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In the free version of the app you are given two of the 14 categories to use. You can buy additional categories for $0.99 to $1.99. There was a recent update of the app that has solved some issues with bugs. There are no customer comments or a customer rating as of yet.
Learn through the use of flashcards and mini games
Learning and Playing
Right away I experienced issues with the app crashing. I’m not sure if this was the “bug fix” they have most recently done or if this is another issue all together. Once you can actually get the app to load then you can start to learn. As mentioned the app uses flashcards and a fun little character names Benny who is an elephant. Benny will be walking kids through the learning experience. There is a practice and learning mode which gives kids plenty of ways to perfect their English skills. The narration is all done by a native English speaker so you know you're getting accurate pronunciation. As well the app is ad free, which is a bonus for parents and kids.
The graphics are pretty good and definitely entertaining. I find the speed/pace as which the information is taught is also ideal for kids.
Choose from a variety of categories
Pros and Cons
Teaches common English words
The pronunciation is spoken by a narrator whose native language is English
Uses flashcards to teach words
Offers a number of mini games
Engaging and entertaining for kids
Only two categories are offered for free
The app seems to have some stability issues
The English for kids with Benny app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and is a fun way for kids to learn English through the use of flashcards and mini-games.