Monki Shake it | fun language learning kids app for iPad & iPhone
✔ iPad + iPhone | Kids app for ages 3-6 years
Shake, play and learn – that’s how you could describe the concept of this new kids app best, because in »Monki Shake it« all educational games can be navigated via tilt-function on the iPad or iPhone. How this works and which languages can be learned with this app can be read in our app review below.
English, Spanish and Chinese
The learning content of Monki Shake it is primarily aimed at preschoolers, who can learn simple sentences in English, Spanish and Chinese in five different mini games. The games however, are monolingual, which means that the linguistic content is not translated into the native language. The meaning of the words and expressions are only revealed through the context of the games. The age recommendation of the app developer is 2-6 years, we agree and recommend the app for preschool kids, due to the linguistic and playful aspiration.
The 90 included vocabs are made up of the following vocabulary fields: animals, fruits, numbers, toys and instruments.
Shake, Tilt and Steer
Monki Shake it stands out from other language learning apps, especially due to it’s navigation. Depending on the game, either the game figure, the vehicle or the game setting reacts to the tilt movement of the iPad. Here’s an example:
In order for the figure to be fed with the correct kind and number of fruits, kids need to shake the tree until the fruits fall off. Subsequently, the fruits can be picked up and fed from the ground via ordinary touch control, whereby the fruits are being named clearly via audio response.
Whilst the touch control is also being used in the just mentioned fruit tree game, the other games can be entirely played with the so called tilt-navigation.
At the North Pole for example, kids need to bring little baby animals back to their parents, by tilting the iPad sideways, either to the left or the right.
In our YouTube video, we very quickly show you all of the 5 mini games of Monki Shake It kids app, thereunder the swaying boat game with the cute cat.
Monki Shake It | Kids App Rating
With Monki Shake It, preschool kids can now learn their first language skills in 3 different languages, in a very fun and playful way. A very friendly female narrator introduces kids to all of the games, which have been designed fairly simple, but due to it’s navigation methods, still remains pretty interesting. We’re really fond of the tilt function and the different ways it is being used in the games. We also like the fact that you can still alternatively play with the classic touch controls, without having to search for it in the settings.
Contentwise however, we’re missing a little dictionary where all of the mentioned and learned words can be looked up if needed.
By the way, the first game can be tried out for free – if you enjoy it, you can unlock the full version via in-app purchase.
(+) 5 various games + bonus area
(+) 3 different languages
(+) Friendly narrator
(+) Tilt or touch navigation
(-) No dictionary and no translations
Download Monki Shake It
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
Kids app developer: Monkimun SL