Oh Noah! introduces kids to collections of vocabulary words that are accessible, useful, and of interest to this age group. The videos also teach common phrases like "Please may I have?" or "I don't understand" -- that can give kids a leg up on learning a new language. The visuals and narrative provide the context needed for English-dominant viewers to understand what’s going on, allowing them to make sense of the language. Similarly, the rich contextual clues and use of cognates supports Spanish-dominant children in their learning of English vocabulary and useful phrases. Children’s identification with Noah as an emergent bilingual and his mishaps also provide motivation – the most important factor for success in learning a new language.
Kid-friendly vocabulary topics introduced in the videos and games include:
- Playground equipment
- Construction equipment and tools
- Pool items