Moka Mera Lingua is an entertaining and creative application for children to learn new languages. Use this tool together with your child, or with a small group of children, and let the children become curious about and inspired by new languages.
The child will help Atlas and Moka Mera, the two very different characters, in their daily activities in the tree hut. The child listens, learns to understand and how to help the characters. Repeat the words and sentences in both the foreign and native language! Interaction, engagement, and repetition stimulate all language learning!
Moka Mera Lingua is an educational language-training app, that helps preschool children learn the natural way – through play. With various activities and immersive minigames, our cute characters will keep your children entertained while they explore and learn a new language. Moka Mera Lingua contains no text, so no reading skills are required to play.
The app is free of charge.
The app contains words and phrases in 13 different languages. The languages currently available are: Arabic (Levantine), Chinese (Mandarin), English, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Swedish and Ukrainian. Please contact us if you wish to help us include a specific language that is currently missing.
Studies suggest that the best time to introduce a foreign language is before the age of five. Children, this young are using the same parts of the brain to learn a foreign language – the parts that control unconscious actions – as they are when learning their mother tongue. This means that language is learned and acquired faster, retained better, and spoken with exceptional pronunciation.
It is widely accepted that the younger the learners, the more successful they are at imitating new sounds. Apart from possible predispositions in the brain, children seem to be more motivated to learn languages compared to adults: they devote much more time to learning new words and phrases.
What’s more, young kids don’t worry about making linguistic mistakes the same way older kids might. Research shows that adding a second language early on benefits problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, the ability to listen in combination with memory, and increases the ability to concentrate.
Multilingual children show a greater ability to read, write and calculate. Early training in a foreign language prepares the brain for future language learning and thus opens the door to a world of possibilities. Moka Mera Lingua triggers curiosity, motivates and inspires your child to learn languages through play.
Here Atlas and Moka Mera can listen to the Moka Mera song on the radio, water a plant, or play music with drums and maracas. The child will learn the names of objects in the playroom, and different body parts included in the song.
Moka Mera Lingua allows children to record their voices as they practice naming items. There are 70 different objects available in the flashcard game. By tapping the microphone and speaking while the pink circle is active, your child’s voice is recorded. The recording can be played back unaltered, or in the voice of an elephant, a cow, or a frog! No recordings will be stored.
When hungry, Atlas and Moka Mera should go to the kitchen, where your child can prepare the snacks they request. Here we will practice the names of basic foods and kitchen utilities.
After eating, the dishes should be washed. The child will learn the names of utensils and cutlery while doing the dishes. The child can add water and detergent for the best result.
Here your child gets to practice basic toilet routines with Atlas and Moka Mera. This includes wiping, flushing, and washing of hands. The child will learn the words and sentences used for practising good personal hygiene.
The goal is to practice the naming of colors by fishing up various things from the bathtub. There are 10 colors the child will learn.
The bedroom, where the child can learn the names of planets, gives access to two minigames.
Your child can help Atlas and Moka Mera go to sleep by bouncing a sheep over a fence while learning the numbers from one to twenty.
Atlas and Moka Mera are looking for various items around the city. Can your child find the carousel, the firetruck, or the sea monster? The child will learn 25 names of items you can find in the city surroundings and different phrases.
Moka Mera Lingua was developed in Finland, and it’s based on the Finnish method of early childhood education. In order to produce the best possible content, the application has been developed in collaboration with educators and researchers.
We utilize the power of ”learning through play”, a scientifically proven concept of learning which combines training with gameplay. This means that learning happens seamlessly and is fun and the skills acquired are easy to remember.Read more
Moka Mera Lingua is safe for your child to use. We don’t gather any usage data and there are no advertisements, outside links, or in-app purchases available. One of the minigames uses the microphone and will ask for permission to use it. No recordings will be stored. The application works offline and no internet connection is needed.