Chinese Learning with Roxy the Star for iOS - Western Kids Learn Chinese

January 25, 2013 in Education (E)

[] Taipei, Taiwan - HaStars Technology today is pleased to introduce Chinese Learning with Roxy the Star 1.0.2 for iOS, its new language-learning app that is specifically designed for kids who are not native Chinese speakers. The application offers interactive games and learning sections to make grasping the new language fun and exciting for the learner. It offers English voice instruction and an educational and safe way for children to have fun while becoming masters of the Chinese language through colorful animations and memorable lessons.

Feature Highlights:
* 8 interactive games incorporating pronunciations and learned words
* 8 learning sections with specially designed animations for words
* English voice instruction by Roxy the Star as a guide through the games
* Interactive basis makes learning memorable and fun
* Kid-safe environment for learning
* Teaches Chinese for body parts, numbers, fruit, colors, shapes, and more
* Simple touch controls for easy use, allowing parents and children to learn Chinese together

Upon opening the application, the player can choose between the Play and Learn options of the app. Under the Learn tab, eight different categories of Chinese words are available. Users can choose Face, Body, Number, Color, Fruit, Animal, Shape, and Direction categories. Each category features a variety of colorful animations that help children to learn by pictures and further their understanding.

When kids click on one of the pictures, the English word, Chinese symbol, and pronunciation in English letters appear on the screen to help them learn the vocabulary. A voice speaks the word aloud in Mandarin Chinese, and the word is highlighted simultaneously. This feature offers a simple way for kids to learn pronunciation along with the symbols and the vocabulary. The vivid animations make the learning experience fun and exciting, making it more memorable than flashcard or dictionary options.

The interactive game section deals with the same vocabulary the young users will be learning in the Learn section. These games teach pronunciation of the numbers, colors, fruits and more that they have learned the words for. Kids buy fruit to learn how to count in Chinese, piece together puppets to learn body parts, match fruits and shapes, take instructions to complete a mission, and more.

Roxy the Star aids the player by speaking English instructions at the beginning of the game. She encourages users in English and helps them reinforce their Chinese by pronouncing the vocabulary in Chinese as they learn.

Chinese Learning with Roxy the Star offers children a safe and educational experience with a language that they will enjoy and a commercial-free environment. Kids will be eager to learn and will retain their new knowledge thanks to the recreational games and vivid animation. Roxy's excited voice and the encouraging music that the app provides make it a lively learning tool.

"The fun games will really draw young kids into learning Chinese," commented Rita Jao of HaStars Technology. "Their fun in the overall experience ensures learning that they will remember throughout their years, helping them to be a part of a globalized culture!"

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad 1/2/3/4
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 22.8 MB

Chinese Learning with Roxy the Star 1.0.2 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available on request.

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, HaStars Technology was founded by Alex Huang in 2002. HaStars has more than 8 years of experience developing kid's educational Flash games. HaStars believes the best way to learn is through having fun! The company also has developed games for set-top box game systems, so that kids can play games on their TV. They also have experience developing interactive games on Yahoo messenger for Yahoo Taiwan. Copyright (C) 2002-2013 HaStars Technology Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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