Duolingo for Children?
First of all, thank you for a great product. I've tried a lot of things to keep focused on learning languages, and you have the best product. If only you were around when I was younger....
Speaking of which... Given that young children's minds are optimized to learn languages, is there any thought to making the site a little more accessible for them? It's very close, but perhaps a simpler iPad version that's not as reliant on typing could go a long way. I'd love to get my children up on this.
I agree with you therosen, my daughter is 4 and in an all French school. I would love to have a strictly verbal application, like Duolingo, for her to be able to use, as we are not strong in the language and not able to help her along as much. Unfortunately, we live in an area that will hire a French/English bilingual applicant with the same (and sometimes fewer) qualifications than an English only applicant - so, in our minds as parents, bilingualism is not really an option for our children, it's a necessity.
For those following this discussion, you may be interested in a related discussion here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28827258/Duolingo-Kids-only-available-in-Canada
To note. Duolingo for Kids is as at this moment (9 June 2019 ) :
- an app that is only available in Canada and Australia
- is only available on iOS (apple)
- is only available for English - Spanish - French
I agree; I speak fluently french, english and spanish; I picked up duolingo to learn portuguese (went to Brasil in a trip and picked it up a bit)... but I have 4 kids, the 2 oldest (7 and 4) are learning french in school and it would be great to have the support for multiple accounts under a single "parent" account for the kids to keep practicing and learning what they learn in school
My wife wats to learn french too but i have to créate a whole new profile for her with a different email account etc.... i ouwl dbe awesome to have family packages so to speak and that the parents could supervise and be aware of the progress of the children
For the first part, the flirting section really isn't inappropriate. I'm your granddaughter's age and I unlocked the flirting section because it was another part of the tree. It only contains things like "You look beautiful" and stuff like that, so don't worry there. In terms of your last inquiry, there's no private chat feature, so everyone can see everyone's chat.
I found "FabuLingua" is based on interactive children's stories and also game design. I have tried many other apps and solutions for teaching my kids Spanish. My kids are much more engaged and want to play FabuLingua as often as possible. The stories and simulaneous translation method are a clever, subtle way to introduce and immerse the kids in Spanish. I found Duolingo Kids does not keep their attention and feels a bit too much like hard work for them.