Encourage children to learn new languages at a young age
Developed by the creators of the BBC’s The Lingo Show, Pacca Alpaca – Australia introduces children to new languages and inspires them to become culturally aware as they embark on a bonza Australian adventure with a cheeky Alpaca. Designed for children aged 2 to 6 years it is the perfect companion for families who love to travel and want kids to do the talking!
What the expert says
Says Dr. Roberto Filippo, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University:
“There is robust scientific evidence that learning a second language enriches cognitive abilities across the lifespan. In particular, bilinguals have an advantage over monolinguals in executive control, a set of brain processes that are the building blocks for attention, learning and decision-making.
Therefore, second language learning should be encouraged early in life and apps like Pacca Alpaca provide a great resource for parents to do this.”
What to expect
Pacca Alpaca – Australia is the first in a series of Pacca Alpaca adventure apps. Each app will introduce children to a new country and cultural setting while they play games and learn new words from five different languages including English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic. Pacca is present in all the adventures and his natural sense of curiosity, fun and wonder mirrors the spirit of youngsters aged 2 to 6 year old.
Key Features of Pacca Alpaca – Australia include:
- Globe trot with Pacca Alpaca and learn new words from a choice of five different languages
- Play educational games and learn about shapes, colours and numbers
- Explore exciting places including the Bush, City and Beach
- Play however you want! No time limits or strict rules
- No in-app purchases, third party ads or links to social media
Pacca Alpaca – Australia costs £2.99 and is available on Google Play and The App Store
So – how to win that fabulous iPad mini 3 and start joining Pacca Alpaca on his journeys? Step right this way – answer the first three questions in the rafflecopter box below, and then there’s all the usual extra entry options with tweets and facebooking and the like.
The closing date for this competition is 28th February 2015 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The 1st prize winner will be the first randomly selected entry. Good luck!