Children use smartphone apps for everything from Instagram to Snapchat and of course Candy Crush Saga, but now they can add learning and reading Hebrew to their favourite genre of app games. Jewish Interactive’s Ji Tap has a wide selection of applications, which allow your children to study the Hebrew language in a fun and interactive manner. From basic vocabulary, grammar and stories, your children will not only get to master our ancient tongue but to also learn about Jewish and Israeli culture as well.
Let’s take a look at just some of the animated games that your children can enjoy:
Colors in Hebrew: This game is excellent for young children who are just beginning to learn about colors in general. The younger the child, the more receptive they are to learning multiple languages. So, this game is a great way to introduce the young ones to the Hebrew colors as well. At the beginning of the game, the player clicks on various colors or colored items, like a balloon or pencil, to hear how they are pronounced. As the game progresses, the player is challenged to coordinate the right colors with the pictures appearing on the screen and lastly to correctly identify the colors in the original Hebrew text.
Reading Kamatz: This game gives the young player both insight to how to use the vowels beneath the Hebrew letters, while at the same time allowing them to use significant words that will help connect them to Jewish tradition, like Shabbat, Challah or Haggadah. The game begins with single letters and then moves on to full words. The goal is for the player to be able to build words through picture association by clicking the right sequence of letters. At the end of the game, the player should be able to read full words without the aid of pictorials.
The Big Spelling Bee Practice - Stage 1: This game is for older children who are already learning how to read full sentences. The game teaches children how to read, pronounce and type basic Hebrew words and phrases like good morning, goodbye or mom and dad. The game begins by studying ten Hebrew words and progressing with a form of picture charades. The goal is to accurately type out the correct Hebrew word to give context to the picture on the screen. Additionally, the Spelling Bee Practice has both written and verbal word matching contests to help the child better master the material, and who can forget the action-packed background music!
Ji Alef-Bet: An animated, interactive course that will teach your young learners the letters of the Hebrew alphabet in a fun way. The course includes:
- Animated, interactive stories for each letter
- Puzzles and games
- Sounding out and blending letters
- A song for each letter
- Over 170 new Hebrew words
- Educator Guide
- Ji Tap creation packs for children to make their own words and scenes.
Visit Ji Tap to find the appropriate games for your child’s age and level of Hebrew; there is no doubt something for everyone. Moreover, the app presents parents with a way to learn Hebrew alongside their children and play a supportive role in their Hebrew education.
You ready? Let the fun begin at http://jitap.net