We’ve been learning Spanish with our kids for the past few years and, while they’ve been enjoying their lessons, they’ve also seemed just a little bit…bored in the process.
It’s understandable. When you learn a foreign language, you spend a lot of time repeating vocabulary words, listening to rules of grammar, and writing sentences over and over. That can get old pretty quickly, especially for little ones.
I looked around for a program that would be more kid-friendly without being too easy. And that’s when I found out about the Spanish curriculum from Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®, which is exactly what I was looking for!
With this program, my kids are learning Spanish and having fun at the same time! Worried about time commitments? You can use this program in as little as 15 minutes twice a week!
Read on to see how this Spanish for kids program works and check out how you can score a coupon code or win a copy of the Level 1 lesson free!
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Easy Spanish for Kids: Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®
What’s included in the Spanish for Kids program from Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®? Here’s a look at Levels 1 and 2.
Since we were using the online Spanish curriculum, we received printed workbooks, vocabulary card games, word stickers, a plushie of Squisher, the International Inchworm, a mini frisbee, and a pencil. My five-year-old ran off with Squisher and I haven’t seen him since.
As you can see, the Spanish curriculum includes multiple levels to help kids build on the vocabulary they learn. There are also online quizzes and practice activities for them to try. By the way, if you don’t want to use the online program, you can pick up the Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® Spanish DVD set instead.
In the video lessons, kids use Spanish vocabulary words to have simple conversations. Common objects are labeled with the Spanish vocabulary words for them. (Kids get a chance to do this in their own homes too, as you’ll see later on.)
Vocabulary words are also introduced on the screen as kids see each object.
Plus, they can use the Rapid Review challenge at the end of each level to test their memory of the vocabulary words they learn.
What I love the most about the video lessons, though, is that each lesson follows a simple storyline that’s understandable and funny. My kids couldn’t wait to see what happened next! They enjoyed watching each lesson because it was entertaining and then they wanted to act out the scenes themselves. They were practicing Spanish vocabulary without even knowing it!
After each video lesson, kids can take a reading quiz that gives them a chance to match up the vocabulary words with pictures from the video.
They can also take a listening quiz to practice identifying Spanish words when they hear them. (Personally, understanding what is said to me has always been my weakest area in Spanish. So helping kids learn to do this early is a great skill.)
Using Foreign Language for Kids by Kids® Spanish for Kids Lessons
While the video lessons from Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® are awesome, they’re only half of the program! The curriculum also includes lots of workbook and hands-on activities to reinforce what kids learn from the video clips.
We used several of the enclosed Level 1 stickers to label common objects around our home.
All of the vocabulary words were covered in the video lesson, so it was easy for the kids to spot them on their own.
They even learned to use basic expressions such as me gusta (I like) and no me gusta (I don’t like). As you can see, it was easy for them to figure out which things they like and don’t like around our house.
We printed a couple of pages from the digital workbook to let them try a few Spanish learning worksheets.
My third-grader was partial to the word search.
And my fourth-grader liked drawing pictures of things he liked and didn’t like. He doesn’t like cleaning – something I was already WELL aware of.
After we completed level 1, we broke out the Level 1 vocabulary cards to play a spirited game of Go Fish.
The vocabulary cards include pictures of objects and scenes from the video lessons and written expressions for the kids to match up.
Even our five-year-old got in on the fun!
My children are having a ball learning Spanish for kids with Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®! Interested in checking out the program? You can choose from the Early Learner Set for young ones, a Single Level Set if you want to go slowly, or the Super Set if you’re ready to learn Spanish for the long haul!
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See more ways to make foreign language learning fun on my Foreign Language for Homeschoolers Pinterest board!
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