With the Habbi Habbi Reading Wand, language learning is no longer limited to immersion schools, bilingual nannies, private tutoring classes, or native families.
The Reading Wand brings language learning to any home in a fun, interactive, and accessible way - *without* a screen. Just turn on and tap any Habbi Habbi product: books, puzzles, flash cards, and more! Every inch is tappable - from the text to the image, even the white space and cover. Kids love the instant feedback; they hear words, phrases, sound effects, and musical tunes! Parents love it because their kids are learning while playing!
You only need ONE Reading Wand to access ANY Habbi Habbi book - any language, any current or future title!
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED AGE?
It really depends on your family and needs! Some families have more language exposure (e.g. one / both of the parents have exposure to the language), some have no exposure, some are fully fluent! We've designed it for preschool and early elementary - but the content is suitable for a wide range, depending on your home environment and interest in getting started. We have had parents of kids from pre-birth to age 10 buy our product. We also have had non-native parents remark that it's great for adults to learn alongside their kids.
No matter what age your kids(s) are, there are 3 general principles we encourage:
Play = Exposure = Learning: Young kids "play" - and because every inch is tappable, they will always hear something (and it will be target language first). And no matter which book it is, we are intentional about the content - it is not about "leveled" character recognition. Our focus is on practicality. We are very topic focused. What would our kids be interested in? (Animals, Things That Go) What would we talk to them about? (Chores and Healthy Habits) What should they be able to say? (Describe what Mommy and Daddy do!)
Show interest as a parent: We are busy parents too, so we are not suggesting you need to always sit with them! One of the beautiful things of our product is that it faciltiates independent play. But it is great to occasionally engage - whether that is asking what a word is, playing a game, learning a new phrase together. We loved the way our friend Yvonne put it when she said "Showing curiosity, openness, respect, and interest in the language - says a lot to our kids."
Give the books "space": We will always have more English books at home, so they will may naturally gravitate to them. Occasionally it's helpful to give the books "space" by putting them in a prominent play area (so they can see it) or suggesting it lightly "What about this?"