Many people have asked how we kept Miss A entertained on our long trip to India and through Europe. I planned ahead and brought some light weight toys and small books that would travel well. We were already waaaaay over packed, so I really tried to go light. But 24+ hours en-route with a not-quite-two-year-old toddler could wreck havoc on your nerves if you aren’t prepared. So aside from her new love of all things Elmo and Sesame Street (I brought some cute little figures of her four favorite characters – big hit!) – I loaded up our iPad (and iPhones) with some new toddler-friendly apps. Miss A was playing these apps just the other day when I heard it start speaking in Hindi, so I investigated and realized she had changed the settings. I never would have known there was a Hindi option otherwise!
Both games feature animals or jobs and the child has to click through the rotating images when the written word matches the correct image. After they click correctly, the name of the animal or job is spoken.
You can choose from sixteen languages, including Hindi and Bengali, and you can set the written language to a different language from the audio language.
All in all these are cute apps and I’m all for these kinds of apps with an educational value – especially when they promote learning Indian languages!