Here, we’ll provide you with information on the Lingokids content and how you can make the most of your child’s time using Lingokids. Your child can play and learn, following the sequence of the Lingokids Curriculum.
- To provide a rich English vocabulary through exposure, identification, and application of educational objectives
- To prepare children for conversational English
- To expose children to grammatical structures that reinforce the appropriate use of English vocabulary in phrases and sentences
- To instill the basic pre-reading skills of English content vocabulary, sight words, function words, and environmental print
- To provide instruction on letters and numbers, as well as the spelling of simple words
- To develop, reinforce, and extend early reading skills through songs, easily decoded nonfiction passages, and stories
- To offer a variety of learning activities and experiences, such as interactive games, downloadable practice worksheets, songs, and stories
How does the Lingokids Curriculum work?
The Lingokids Curriculum is based on building a rich English vocabulary. Lingokids offers a diverse program that includes standard topics, such as shapes and colors, as well as passion-based topics, such as dinosaurs and vehicles. Our curriculum has been developed by a team of experts with backgrounds in vocabulary development, reading instruction, teaching English as a second language, and curriculum development. Within each topic, your child will learn from a selection of games, songs, videos, and activities to fit his or her level and learning style.
What will my child learn?
Each new topic is designed to help your child acquire additional English vocabulary. For example, in the Numbers topic, your child can play an interactive game to practice counting, read or listen to an audiobook about numbers, trace the numerals 1 through 10 with our animated traceables, and sing along to songs. In our games, beginning learners receive scaffolded clues and instructions as well as simple prompts, such as “One apple.” Intermediate instructions use complete sentences, such as, “Lisa wants one apple.” At the highest level, children must listen closely for the key vocabulary word. For example: “Lisa would like one apple. Can you help her?”
Organization of the Lingokids Curriculum
Our Curriculum is made up of 10 units that each contain 6 topics. In addition to the core topics, students can also find seasonal and bonus activities within the Learning Map. If you want to track your child’s progress through our Curriculum you can check the Learning Map in the Kids Area as well as the Curriculum Section in the Parents Area.
Following your child’s Learning Map
Want to know where your child is within our Curriculum? Or what topics they are studying? Simply press on the Learning Map in the Kids Area. Here, you can also see in which unit your child is studying and how many activities have been completed in each topic. Units can be unlocked after your child advances in enough topics of the current unit. For example, a child will have access to Unit 3 after progressing in the topics within Unit 2. You can always return to previous units that have been unlocked to complete topics and repeat activities.
Within the Kids Area your child will have repeated exposure to activities that challenge them, ensuring that they master the material in each topic before advancing to the next unit. When your child scrolls to the end of the activity list, they can press the Magic Shuffle Button to refresh a new list of activities based on their progress and favorites.
How can I help my child?
Learning English can be fun for the whole family! Games, activities, songs and audiobooks can be a fun way for the whole household to learn words and phrases. For parents that want to reinforce their child's learning outside the app, we suggest our printable materials. These printables contain coloring activities, craft suggestions, vocabulary games, and conversation starters for each topic that parents can use to practice English with their child at home.
Additionally, you can enter the Progress Reports section to find updates on the words your child has learned and how much time they have spent with Lingokids this week. Tap the “Words” card and press any word to hear how it’s pronounced. This is a great way to help your child practice word recognition and review vocabulary in topics that they have already completed.