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A Retrospective Of Supplemental Apps And Their Impact Since Confinement

As a resource for educational and interactive content, Lingokids has seen a 500% user increase since the beginning of the pandemic

NEW YORK, NY, January 25th, 2021 – It comes as no surprise that in the last year edtech has become an integral part of both parents’ and children’s daily lives. By encouraging self-direction to a child, allowing them to correct mistakes, and making each moment a learning moment, educational apps like Lingokids have left a mark in what is expected to be a continued digital learning world. 

Kate Regan, Director of Curriculum at Lingokids, shares that “supplemental apps have received a lot more attention since the beginning of the pandemic. One good result of this is that more parents have become aware that these apps exist. There are plenty of resources to browse educational app reviews and find the one that best suits their needs. The result is that there is no shortage of “positive screen time” options, beyond the usual entertainment (which of course, will always have its place).”

With a 500% user increase since the beginning of the pandemic, Lingokids invites children to playlearn with interactive games and songs, while offering parents a resource that engages their children with highly appealing educational content. With almost 120 million views on Youtube, its “ABC Chant” was one of 2020’s biggest hits. Additionally, it’s #PositiveParenting Webisode Series that was created to empower kids by providing parents and caregivers with community resources and tips on how to continue to raise amazing humans during these trying times, saw more than 250,000 tune-ins.

“Apps that are thoughtfully developed, with a foundation based on sound learning principles and practices, can provide a personalized and targeted learning experience. Lingokids helps sustain language and vocabulary development during any circumstances, especially when school is disrupted or suspended. Through the Lingokids playlearning method, children reinforce skills like problem-solving, concentration, and basic skills development,” shares Suzanne Barchers, EdD, Lingokids Board of Educators.

Lingokids currently serves a community of over 25 million families worldwide, with playlearning™ that enables children to build early reading and writing skills, all within a safe game-based learning experience. The content engages children with games and videos that expand vocabulary, support the learning of phonics and letters, introduce STEM concepts and other 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, empathy, and caring for the environment. The hub, www.lingokids.com, also offers, in addition to weekly plans, several tiers of programming that entail a parent community, blog posts, and videos. This additional content is available to provide access to any questions, doubts and advice from other parents, and experts in early learning. 

To learn more about how Lingokids utilizes technology, safety and activities to promote skill-learning, please visit https://www.lingokids.com/.

About Lingokids:

Lingokids is the playlearning™ app for children between 2 and 8 years old. 25 million families already use the platform. Lingokids’ mission is to help parents raise amazing kids and break down educational barriers to create equal opportunities for all kids. The company collaborates with NGOs and foundations around the world, such as Save the Children in the US, UNICEF, UNHCR and Red Cross, Pies Descalzos in Colombia (founded by Shakira), and the Queen Rania Foundation in Jordan. Lingokids also collaborates with companies like T-Mobile, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, Oxford University Press, Vodafone or Iberia. Lingokids has been featured as one of the best learning apps in media like Vogue, The Hechinger Report, and The Orlando Sentinel. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lingokids donated 40,000 app licenses to schools and NGOs. It was also chosen as one of the Top20StartUps by LinkedIn. The company has raised $23 million in funds to date from investment companies like HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, JME Ventures, Ravensburger, All Iron Ventures or K-Fund’s founding partners, and business angels like Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX. http://lingokids.com/

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