Created by Stellenbosch-based app development house Tribage App Studio, Xander Apps are educational mobile apps aimed at promoting mother-tongue learning for young children – with apps built in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Swahili, and Tswana!
Fronted by the cute dinosaur mascot Xander, there are currently 3 main apps available:
(Oh, because my girls are English, and I mainly use Android, I’ll be referencing those versions in particular…)
Xander English 123 (Google Play)
“English 123 is an English educational app for young children that teaches numeracy using child-friendly counting beads and characters from the animal kingdom. Xander, the lovable narrator, guides your child through four learn-through-play activities involving vision, hearing and touch to teach them how to count to 10 in English.”
Xander English Shapes & Colours (Google Play)
“English Shapes and Colours is an English educational app for your children that teaches six basic shapes and the primary and secondary colours using age appropriate games. Here Xander guides your child through six learn-through-play activities involving vision, hearing and touch to teach them to identify shapes and colours.”
Xander English Wardrobe (Google Play)
“English Wardrobe is an English educational app for young children that teaches them the names (and pronunciation) for different body parts, clothing and weather.”
In general, the Xander apps are aimed at a younger target audience, though it is interesting to watch both Jessica and Emily get something quite different out of each app.
Anyway, check out their website for more on the team, what they do and how your children can benefit from their work!
Related Link: Xander Apps