Kenya’s myTichaa mobile app wants to teach kids 3-9 years Swahili in a fun and engaging way. Developed by Kevin Mukhwana and Allan Mukhwana, the app has over 200 colourful puzzle pieces, over 20 jigsaw puzzles of various objects with Swahili names and has no Ads or In-App purchases.
The app has an easy to use interface with no confusing menus and kids can use it on tablets and any phone with a big screen. Though build specifically for preschoolers parents can play with their kids to help them develop spatial recognition, matching, tactile, and fine-motor skills.
Kids see an outline of an image, slide and snap colorful puzzle pieces into place to reveal the image, then a Swahili word appears at the bottom of the image, and a voice reads the word aloud to teach the child. The voice also congratulates the kid for completing the puzzle.
“Children enjoy success time after time and receive positive reinforcement from the clapping and cheering so they want to keep playing and learning,” the developers added.
Allan told TechMoran that they are working on a paid version of the app which they will soon release into the market.