Alameda, California – Soybean Street, a company dedicated to bringing fun, interactive and intuitive educational games that promote bilingualism to kids of all ages, today announced the launch of Animal Fun: Spanish and English for Kids, a new language-based gaming application that makes it fun for children to learn new languages. Available now for all iOS devices, the app introduces kids to Spanish and English through a series of cute, lovable characters based on globally recognizable animals.

Ideal for preschool and elementary-level children, Animal Fun encourages kids’ progress through positive reinforcement and helps them pick up new languages quickly and easily. Featuring flash cards, memory games, matching challenges and more, the game also includes more than 100 vocabulary terms using native accents, as well as the unique ability to record in your own voice on the go. If French, Hindi or Mandarin is your native language, your kids can learn it along with English and Spanish through a simple, one-tap recording feature.

“Creating a bilingual environment for your kids can give them an edge in today’s competitive world because it enables them to communicate with more people, develop a better understanding of other cultures, and primes their minds for a lifetime of increased cognitive flexibility,” said Helen Chan, Founder of Soybean Street and mom of three preschoolers. “For many parents, myself included, having their kids learn a new language is also about cultural heritage and family value. We founded Soybean Street because I had searched for a language application to help immerse my kids in their heritage, and I had a difficult time finding a good one. So instead we built one”

* 101 adorable animals in their natural habitats
* Spanish and English vocalized by native speakers
* Record your own language option – easily add a third language of your choice
* Beautiful flashcards that connect sight, sound and meaning
* Fun and interactive games including: Pick the right animal, find the shadow, match the animals and pop the balloons
* Simple and intuitive navigation designed for kids

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 13.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Animal Fun: Spanish and English for Kids 1.0 is currently available on the iTunes store in the Education category for the low-cost of $1.99 and has already been downloaded globally in countries such as Mexico, Japan, Germany, China, Chile and the United States.

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Founded in 2012, Soybean Street is a parent-inspired, Silicon Valley-based company dedicated to creating fun, interactive, and intuitive educational games that promote bilingualism for kids of all ages. At Soybean Street, we observe how kids play, learn and interact, then incorporate those insights into our educational applications. Animal Fun: Spanish and English for Kids, is a kid-friendly English and Spanish language learning game developed to support a strong desire to raise children in a bilingual environment. This is Soybean Street’s second app, following in the footsteps of the inaugural app Animal Fun: Chinese for Kids. Copyright (C) 2012 Soybean Street. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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