Content of the City theme
Toot Toot! It is busy in the city. Learn all about the city! Learn 10 new words using fun games!
- the museum
- the restaurant
- the square
- the harbour
- the church
- the mosque
- the park
- the lamppost
- the escalator
- the field
Learn app English with Emma
City theme is one of the 31 themes of the app Learn Languages with Emma. Through games, children playfully increase their vocabulary. The Test module provides parents, teachers, and counselors the ability to follow the child's level and keep track of their progress.
Practical tips for parents on the theme City
Children can learn new words in the app by playing this theme. It is important that children also do other activities to start using those words in everyday situations. Some tips:
- Read a picturebook about the city (for example The Yellow Balloon).
- Go to a city and find all the words you've learned.
- Select three words about the city and make a drawing of each one of these words.
With this activity, the child is introduced to the new words for the first time. The ease of use makes this activity suitable for children 2 years and older. The words are presented in an attractive visual way. The app speaks the word shown after which the child repeats the word.
With this activity the spelling can also be taught to children able to read.
City Memory game
Find all the pairs in the game! The words are pronounced when the cards are turned over. If two identical cards are found, a short exercise appears. The cards are shown in large format, the spelling is shown, and the child can repeat the pronunciation with the push of a button.
Many children and parents play Memory together. In addition to learning new words, it is also a fun joint use of time.
City Puzzle game
In the puzzle game the children drag the pictures to the correct space. It is reminiscent of the old-fashioned wooden puzzle game with a modern twist.
If a picture has been dragged into the correct box, the corresponding word (with article) is pronounced. After 4 pictures have been placed, the child hears applause. The pictures are then highlighted one by one and the corresponding word is spoken again.
This game teaches children how to pronounce words and stimulates the development of hand-eye-coordination.
Language test for toddlers and preschoolers
The language test measures the vocabulary knowledge of the City theme. The following keys are available:
Test word recognition based on pronunciation.
Test word recognition based on spelling.
Combination: test recognition of words based on pronunciation or spelling.
The language test is also regularly used separately to determine the language level of the child from start. For example, to create different groups while trailing a group of children in English.
Results of the language test
After performing the language test, the results can be viewed by parents and educators. You can see for each word whether the correct answer was given and the time it took to answer.
Test results remain available on the device for a few weeks. This gives parents and educators insight into the improvement of vocabulary knowledge over time.