With the pressure to give our kids a decent upbringing and the growing expense of basic survival, gone are the days when one parent, usually the mother, stayed at home to teach the kids. Both parents have to work to have a decent lifestyle and by the time they come home, they are so tired that apart from having dinner and relaxing a little, there is very little they can do before going to bed in readiness for the next day. As a working Mum, I personally feel the pressure and guilt all the time that I cannot spend time with my two daughters and help them with their studies. This is the problem faced by most families today. We don’t have enough time to teach our kids. Thanks to technology and mobile applications our children can now study without our presence. That does not mean that we shirk from our responsibilities but at least the kids have something to help them with their studies.
Mothers like me don’t even know Gujarati, then how can I help my children learn it? For us Vowels application is a Godsend. This is a mobile application that has been specifically designed for anyone who wants to learn Gujarati. This app will help you and your children to learn Gujarati. It is also a helpful app for anyone who wants to teach the language.
Vowels has three unique features, namely:
1. Interactive listening and pronunciation of word/vowels
2. Learning by auto writing
3. Learning by writing on the desktop itself
This screen has a visual image of the Gujarati vowels, the way it reads in English and one can listen to how the character will sound like. It also gives a picture of an object whereby the vowels has been used in the name of the object e.g. a picture of a pomegranate will be shown with the words A and અનાર alongside the vowel અ . An easy way to learn by sound and picture illustration.
There is an animated illustration of the vowel that will allow one to write the vowel by themselves.
This feature allows the user to write and erase the vowels by themselves.
Vowels has been developed in such a way that if used regularly and religiously one will be able to speak, read and write Gujarati in no time. The application is fun to use. The wonderful graphics and illustrations take away the boredom that is associated with any language learning. The menus, commands etc are easy to follow. Vowels application is accessible from anywhere and everywhere in the world, at any time, day or night. Mobile learning is fast becoming the future of all education so why not Gujarati?