We all know that immersing yourself in another language is the best way to pick it up intuitively. Childhood is the best time to learn, but unfortunately, not everyone has the resources to do so – and let’s face it, sometimes kids aren’t that interested in studying a dry textbook. But you know what kids ARE interested in? Playing games! That’s why I’m so fascinated by Puzzingo, the fun puzzle game that teaches children a new language while they play.
Puzzingo offers 100 different puzzles along with 40 mini games which can be played in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, English and UK English – you can switch the mode depending which language you want to learn or refine. I probably could have used the American English version when I moved here at 5 years old, since I still occasionally get looks for using a phrase I later learn to be UK-specific slang. 😉
Gameplay works by displaying different puzzle pieces and announcing its name in your chosen language, so you easily can pick up new vocabulary words. I switched it to Japanese and tried some of the puzzles myself, and it’s very fun! The graphics are cute, featuring classic themes like cars, fairies, dinosaurs and more. It’s educational for any age, but especially powerful for captivating young minds. In addition to all the benefits of immersing children in a second language, Puzzingo also helps with spatial recognition, fine motor skills, and matching. My friends who are educators would really love this game – and with 6 million downloads already, I’d say a lot of people are joining the Puzzingo party!
Puzzingo is available for iOS and on the Google Play and Amazon App stores for Android, with free and pro versions available – so give it a try today! And be sure to follow 77sparx Studio on Facebook for the latest news and updates.