Handy Manny is welcoming a new character in December. The Disney Channel series will introduce Flicker, a flashlight, during the Playhouse Disney block. Flicker is a Spanish-speaking young flashlight that is just learning to speak English. But that/’s not all for Handy Manny fans! After that, four new Handy Manny Music videos will air on Wednesday, December 3rd at 9:25 AM.
Parents need to know that Handy Manny Flicker's Flashcard Fiesta is designed to teach Spanish (or English) to preschool and early elementary kids. Words are presented in 14 child-friendly categories, including animals, shapes, numbers, household objects, and clothing. The app presents a picture of the word and will display and say the word in English and then Spanish. Parents can choose from easy words or all words, and can select one or more categories for kids to learn. Kids can check off flashcards they've mastered so they can feel like they are progressing. The o"Word Bench Gamel" tests kids on what they know by asking them to match items with their Spanish names (or vice versa in the English-teaching mode). The app is friendly for pre-readers and may even help young kids learn to read in their native language.