Education App Superstar Spanish Combines Games and Phonics
I don’t have an ear for languages. That’s the nice way of saying it. Really, I should apologize to entire countries for butchering their words. I’d like to officially apologize to anyone who speaks Spanish for those three regrettable years of trying (in vain) to pronounce an ñ and to some folks who speak French for that one mistaken semester in college.
Not wanting my son to suffer the same fate as me, it’s my goal to expose him to as many languages as possible. Hopefully this way he doesn’t grow up making people cringe whenever he tries to say a word in a different language. I’m also going to use this opportunity to improve my Spanish, as impossible as that might seem.
So I’m giving Superstar Spanish a try. It’s good for kids ages 5-10 (this is right in my wheel house) by using phonics to teach kids Spanish. Users see and hear the letters and numbers, then play games to reinforce the words. Stars are awarded too!
I’ve been playing it with my son and so far he’s doing great. Okay. That’s not true. I’m playing it for him and I’m doing okay. I’ve gotten a few stars and I’m working my way toward my first certificate. My high school Spanish teacher would be so proud!
Are you using Superstar Spanish? What are your favorite games?