Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and pride are purely my own. I met Carla at Hispanicize a while back. She had these adorable products with cuteness all over them and sayings in Spanish. She also had what is the all-time favorite music of the Frog Princess: a CD with personalized songs for the kids. In Spanish! Doesn't get any better than that.
I tell you this because I love to watch women entrepreneurs grow into their dreams and beyond. This past summer, I recall that Despierta América had animated shorts featuring Mundo Lanugo. And it felt as if it was my dream on the screen.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to do something pretty special. I downloaded Mundo Lanugo onto my phone. And Muki, Gloria, Mia and Chuy came to life on the screen. Hablando mi idioma, no less!
While the Frog Princess is still "shy" about speaking in Spanish, she hears it all the time. It was an added joy to be able to hand over my phone and watch her interact with the characters and the activities.
The app takes the kids through Mundo Lanugo, a world with carnivals, shops, painting studios and more where the kids can play, paint and most importantly, learn.
In the past, I've given the Frog Princess apps in Spanish and she'll play with it for a bit and then return the phone completely uninterested. And it breaks my heart. This time around, I had to make a call and ended up having to use a different phone because she was so engaged with the characters.
I loved that it wasn't just her mesmerized by the screen. As I watched, the peppered me with questions about things she saw and I was able to incorporate a little bit of Mami's life throughout her playing time. Anything that helps me further expose her to the Spanish language and allows me to share the story of me and where I come from with her is a winner in my book.
You know what else is a winner?! That you can get this app FOR FREE from now until 10/15! It's in the App Store and the Google Play store. After the 15th, the app will be $1.99. Still a great deal but, I'm trying to help you out here.
Go grab it and tell me what you think!
Who's your favorite character?