Endless Spanish app teaches kids a new language

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Have your children played the Endless series of apps yet? Released by developer Originator, Endless Alphabet, Endless Reader, Endless Numbers and Endless Wordplay are real treats.

Now they’ve got a new companion, this time focused on learning a foreign language. Endless Spanish was released last week for iPhone and iPad, and aims to offer an introduction to common Spanish words for children taking their first steps in the language.

This is something that appeals to us, as our eight year-old son has been learning Spanish for a year or so – partly in an after-school club, and partly in school. He loved the colourful monsters in the previous Endless apps, so matching them with Spanish seems a guaranteed winner.

“With the help of the adorable Endless monsters, kids will have fun learning frequently used Spanish words, including their context and usage,” explains its App Store listing.

“Each word features an interactive word puzzle featuring letters that come to life, and a sentence puzzle with words that transform into what they describe. See the word “grande” (big) grow larger, and the word “flor” (flower) open and bloom!”

As with previous Endless apps, this is initially free to download, and you get six words to try out as part of that. If you want to buy the rest, it’ll cost you a single £3.99 in-app purchase to unlock the 21 remaining words.

One note of caution that we’re investigating further: one early review on the App Store criticises Endless Spanish for being “Latin American Spanish” – in other words, some of the words may be different to the ones taught to children learning Spanish Spanish (if that makes sense!) here in Europe.

If you’re in the US, this won’t be a problem. We’ll ask Originator about the language variants issue and report back.

Endless Spanish is a free download for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store.

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