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“A stunningly beautiful, culturally rich app for children to learn multiple languages and be exposed to other cultures. Different types of interactions for different ages and learning styles are cleverly integrated into the app.”
— Prof. Dorothy M. Chun, (Second language acquisition,computer-mediated communication for language learning, and learning and teaching with digital media)

Children, across the world and of all ages, love animals! They view animals as their friends, enjoy them as pets, and delight in dressing them up as they do themselves. Shoonya Farm Animals offers an interactive experience for children to experience all of the above while learning the names of fourteen farm animals in nine different languages: English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, and Gujarati.

Although this app is designed for children of different age ranges, the age groups are merely suggestions. All children are unique, so allow your child to be the guide.

Watch Mode : This is an auto-play mode allowing for a full language immersion experience.

From the home screen:
- Tap on the scroll bar to select a language
- Tap the top windows to select age
- Tap on an animal from the carousel to play

Motive: To entertain and stimulate children’s brains with images of delightful animated animal characters, representative of cultures around the world, while introducing the name of each animal. Research shows that a human brain is hardwired to learn as many as three languages by the age of six. This full immersion technique takes advantage of this special window by exposing children to multiple foreign languages, or a single target language.

Play Mode: This is an interactive play mode that allows children to explore and learn animal names in multiple languages.

- Use the scroll bar to select language
- Use the forward and back arrows to select animals
- Tap the animal icon in the upper right corner to view an animation of the animal dressed in culture-specific attire, accompanied by world music

Motive: To engage children with interactive play. This is the age range during which most children are learning to relate animal names and sounds to actual animals. This mode offers an opportunity to learn by interacting with the content. Children can learn the names of the animals in a target language, become exposed to various foreign languages or simply enjoy the fun animations, ethnic apparel, and world music.

Create Mode: This is an interactive play mode that introduces children to full sentences and vocabulary words in multiple languages.

- Use the scroll bar to select language
- Use the forward and back arrows to select animals
- Tap the box to the left of the screen to select clothing, accessories, hats and shoes
- Tap the box to the right to select a background landscape
- Tap the animal icon in the upper right corner to view an animation of the animal dressed in culture-specific attire, accompanied by world music

Motive: To encourage children to learn languages and gain familiarity with apparel, accessories, and music from cultures other than their own. Each animal name is introduced in a full sentence, along with vocabulary words describing outfits and landscapes. Designed to spark imagination as children dress up the animals with clothing, textiles, and designs sourced from around the world. Created and tested in classrooms to enhance fine motor skills by expanding and rotating the clothing and accessories.

ABOUT SHOONYA:
At Shoonya, our mission is to create a love for cultural diversity and world languages among young children. We believe that the world is getting flatter, and in order to raise our children as the next generation of global citizens, they need global exposure. We foster this by creating content that is diverse, and enrich children's global perspective by engaging with fun, interactive content in multiple language.

What's New

Version 1.5.1

Thanks for playing Shoonya Farm Animals! Helping children build happy associations with languages and cultures around the world through fun, playful characters uniquely designed from around the world. We made some minor bug fixes and Improvement to "Rate Us" Interface for a better user experience. Simplified access to Purchase screen.

Keep up with Shoonya:
Website: www.shoonyadigital.com.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings
SB - Farm mom ,

Love this app!

Great interactive app for learning about different languages and cultures. We love to travel - so having an app that exposes my kids to a variety of languages is important to us. My kids enjoy dressing the animals and learning about different clothing styles, too. The design is clean and without the "noise" cluttering kids apps today. Would highly recommend it to others who care how their kids spend time on screens.

serenitymovement ,

Intuitive, Effortless, Fun!

I’ve been wanting to teach my 4 year old some Telugu words and this is the perfect app for it. The design is clean, sophisticated and intuitive. My son absolutely loves dressing up the animals and without him realizing, his Telugu vocabulary has grown. It’s exciting to watch him learn and I’m looking forward to using more of Shoonya apps as his proficiency grows.

Mela Rae ,

Perfect edutainment app!

As someone who is surrounded by children I am always looking for new fun ways to educate them. With shoonya I have found that and more! The concept of unity and diversity educates the children on how differences must be celebrated. The beautiful animals keep the kids wanting to play and learn more

Information

Seller
Shoonya Digital LLC
Size
189.1 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2014 Shoonya Digital, LLC
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Complete Animal Pack $3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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