Since our Bilingual Book App launched last week, it’s been action packed at Unuhi headquarters as users around the world have started to read our 4 launch books in the 2 languages of their choice. Hot off the press this morning was this wonderful review by Kaci Schack, mom of a preschooler who goes to a German language immersion school in Texas. Her website Language Preschools is a fantastic resource for American families.
A few of the review highlights:
When we say “dual language,” we don’t just mean English to another language. Unuhi offers bilingual pairings for 20 languages: English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin (Simplified), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Thai. I’m no mathematician, but this is the rough equivalent of 200 different language combinations.
1. It’s highly accessible.
As long as you have an iPad, you can use the Unuhi App. An Android version is on its way too. Purchase, download, and start using instantly with your children.
2. It’s great for minimalist families raising bilingual kids.
When our family downsized from a 2,300 square foot house to a 1,575 square foot house, we had to adopt some minimalist lifestyle habits. We value our print books, but there are only so many we can fit on the bookshelves. Unuhi is one way to enjoy bilingual children’s books while keeping our “stuff” to a minimum.
3. It’s made for the type of screen time that’s typically parent-approved.
An understandable concern of many parents is “How much screen time is too much?” Of course, we don’t want our kids’ faces plastered to an iPad or similar screen all day. Digital bilingual books are quality material, though, and something that parents and children can enjoy together. The clean way that the illustrations are laid out on Unuhi make it easy to forget you’re even using an iPad.