{WIN} With Xander and DigiKids

Educational apps are such a great find for parents, especially when we’re trying to use technology to strike that balance between fun and education. The Xander range of multilingual applications aims to promote mother-tongue learning, but also enable children to learn other languages. Users engage with technology, learn and have fun all at the same time.

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Foundation Learning
Xander applications are aligned with school curriculum requirements, and focus on preparing children for ‘big school’ in their own language. The current suite of applications is available in Afrikaans, English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Swahili. I chatted with them a few months back and I’m also happy to say that, just recently, Xander won the SBAA Best Kids App 2015 award – SBAA are based in California. Not surprising that Xander won, really – the range of apps are so darn useful and fun, they should win many more awards!

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The Apps
I’ve been really impressed by the fluid and fun ways in which the apps run, helping children learn their ABCs, 123s, shapes, colours and so much more. You can check out their great list of applications here:

And while your kid is curled up, learning and playing, they could have a cuddly friend join them! Keen to win a plush toy Xander and welcome his brand of fun into your child’s learning and technology playtime? Enter below – simply leave us a comment, telling us which of the Xander applications you’re most keen to download for your little one. Ten readers can win a Xander plush toy, so get those entries in!

Terms and Conditions
This competition is open to residents of South Africa only. The competition will open on 24 February 2016 and close at 16h00 on 02 March 2016. Winners will be randomly selected by the Xander team, and contacted to arrange delivery of their prize.

Don’t forget to check out Xander on Facebook, Twitter, or explore their website!

Cath Jenkin

As a mom, Cath raises her daughter with a strong focus on technology, as she believes that digital literacy is as important as learning to read. With a long history of creating content for online and print publications, and in particular as a parenting columnist, Cath brings her curious mind... Read more

Megan Hartwig

Most excited about Xander Afrikaans Animals, because my daughter struggles with Afrikaans and this will be such a great way for her to improve.

William Creighton

My Wife downloaded the isiXhosa package with the shapes he loves it and the other day he started naming the shapes in English and Xhosa, its a great learning tool, think i will need to download them all.
Keep up the great work.


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