Pilipop is a language learning app made for kids between ages 5 and 10 years old. Their game-based language learning method utilizes listening and speaking exercises. The whole text-free concept was developed by experts and was awarded the Parents’ Choice Mobile App Award.
Children will learn day-to-day vocabulary (like colors, fruits, clothes, and so on) through well-crafted stories that keep them motivated to learn, thanks to characters they like, such as pirates, aliens, robots, animals, etc.
Kids younger than 10 years old are capable of learning sounds that don’t exist in their mother tongue. The Pilipop method is text-free, helping kids to listen and talk. This is what experts call intuitive assimilation, similar to what kids do when learning their mother tongue. Pilipop offers a safe learning environment optimized for children. There are no translations and all instructions are given in the language the kids are learning (English, French, or Spanish).
After downloading, you need to create an account for your kid by choosing their preferred character (named Pilis). You will have to enter the kid’s name and age. In the app itself, kids can choose from a vast array of themes, such as pirates, chefs, doctors, and others to play with. In each theme, there are two types of activities: comprehension activities (to get used to understanding native speakers) and expression activities (to improve pronunciation). Both are supported by Pilipop’s speech recognition engine. Three difficulty levels are available to allow children to move from single words to full sentences.
Pilipop is available on both iOS and Android and has regular content updates. To keep kids motivated, the app lets them earn fun rewards as they progress. There is also a dedicated area for parents that is protected by a math question where they can receive a monthly review of their children’s progress via email, as well as pieces of advice.
Pilipop offers a free trial where your kids can enjoy up to 40 activities of their choice for free. You can then choose from 3 different ad-free subscription options: 1, 6, or 12 months.