Humbalché — Learning Through Gaming

One of the most fascinating recent trends has been the recognition that gaming, with its built-in interactivity and the necessity of understanding that is needed to progress within a game, can actually be a very good tool for teaching. Humbalché, the new mobile game from Baaxal Software, is aiming to start that trend young: Specifically, kids four years and younger.

Humbalché is a fairly simple idea that wants to move ahead of the pack by offering its users the opportunity to learn in two languages — Spanish and English — simply by switching a setting. This allows parents to do two things: Firstly, to simply teach their children the names of common animals through the experience of a game, and secondly, to allow parents the opportunity to begin teaching their children more than one language. The inclusion of two languages in this game is of course meant to allow people to teach the names of animals in whichever language they are more comfortable using. But because of its nature, it also allows anyone interested to quickly switch to the other language and teach it just as easily.

Regardless of the fringe benefits, Humbalché is simply a very good first step for children. The game features, in addition to the language options, bright, cheery cartoons, which are accompanied by appropriate sounds and animations. So, if you’ve been looking for a good way to teach your child either the names of animals or the beginnings of another language, Humbalché looks to be an excellent choice. You can get it on your Android or iOS devices now for just $1.93 USD, or try the free version if you aren’t quite sure.

A nerd of elephantine proportions (both figuratively and literally), Connor also writes for Pxlbyte, and has recently come to realize that he is, in actuality, really bad at video games. So he writes about them instead.