Escuchar y tocar (Listen and touch)
In this mode your child listens to the story and its Magical Translation™. After the narrator is done speaking, the page will become alive with interactions. Encourage her to explore and discover by touching around.
Some of the interactions will allow her to hear the Spanish word for an object or the sounds an animal makes, others will invite her to count objects, and on a few pages there are mini-games to be discovered.
Escuchar en español (Listen in Spanish)
In this mode your child can listen to the story narrated only in Spanish. Given that this mode will only be available once she’s played the story in the previous mode once, she should have a general understanding of what the story is about. If you think she doesn’t understand it at all, encourage her to do the first mode with the Magical Translation a few times before moving onto the second mode of Spanish only.
She can also touch any of the words to hear them sounded out in syllables and translated to English!
All the same interactions from the previous mode become available after each page’s narration. Have your child explore some more, they often discover new interactions on this second read through.
This mode features a collection of games associated to each story that reinforce the learned vocabulary.
"Jugar a emparejar” is a matching game. Drag the character/object to the correct destination bubble in Spanish. If you can’t remember the English word for a character/object, touch it to hear the word.
If your child is a pre-reader and cannot read the Spanish in the destination bubbles, she can touch those bubbles to hear them read out loud in Spanish.
Each time you play you’ll have a new random selection of words to play in the matching game, so play often!
'Los Articulos' is a game where nouns from the story fall from the top of the screen, and the player has to assign the noun to an article ('el' or 'la') before the word falls on the floor. If you don't get them all right don't worry, you learn more each time you play, so try again! Each time you get a perfect score in any of our games you win a sticker! So play the games often to win more stickers!
Imitar y grabar (Imitate & record)
This is the mode where you and your child get to practice and improve your pronunciation (and giggle at the sound of your own voices!)
Listen to the narrator read a phrase. When she’s finished, a red ‘record’ button will pop up. Press it and have your child repeat the phrase, then press the ‘stop’ button. The narrator will go on to read the next phrase, help your child record his imitation once more.
When you get to the end of the page, you will automatically hear the narrator’s playback followed by your child’s version. If you’re satisfied, press on the check mark. If not, choose whether you want to hear it again (triangle) or re-do it (circular arrow).
Note: This is a practice mode, no recordings will be stored in this modality.
Grabar el cuento (Record the story)
This is FabuLingua’s most challenging and rewarding mode, where your child becomes the narrator of the story. In this case, the phrase she is meant to read out loud will be highlighted. Press the record button, allow her to read the corresponding segment, and press stop.
The recording of your child’s voice will play back at the end of the page. You can choose to play it back again (triangle), re-record it (circular arrow) or save it (check mark). The approved recording for each page will be stored locally on your device.
At the end of the story, your child will be rewarded with the full story on a single page of text with the sound of her voice reading that text out loud in Spanish! You can choose to share these files with friends, grandparents or teachers.