¿Hablas español? We are learning Spanish right now with the award winning Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids Spanish Starter Set 1. This is an immersion method of learning Spanish. Videos are taught completely in Spanish by a fun, lively family of three boys, Eli, Andy, and Parker.
This 20 week curriculum includes a DVD, the student books, the corresponding Guide for Teachers and Parents, label stickers, and cards for the first three lessons.
- Basketballs Aren't for Breakfast
- The Little Magic House
- The Little Magic House Part 2
- and Go Squish game instructions for use with the cards.
The lessons follow the boys through a morning beginning with a hearty desayuno (breakfast). You are introduced to the children as they come to the kitchen. It's important to keep track of the boys' names as the workbook exercises will sometimes ask specifically what one or another of the boys enjoys doing with his time. We learn that Andy likes to read, Parker likes to play basketball, and Eli *really* likes to eat! I confess that we all had an awful time figuring out Parker's name when we first heard it. To our untrained ear, it sounded like Pockets! We are such New Englanders! The boys also have two dogs, aptly named Grande and Pequeño, who join their adventures. Mamá is rarely heard and never seen.
The workbooks included practice and review with typical workbook questions, as well as word puzzles, games, geography lessons, fast facts, and idioms. One interesting idiom was "the last Coca-Cola in the desert" which means someone thinks they are "all that and a bag of chips." (See what I did there?)
The included stickers are intended to be used to label objects around the home. There are three sheets of stickers for each lesson. This is great practice for translating. The boys needed to remember what each word meant and then find something suitable on which to apply the stickers from the set, reinforcing the vocabulary being taught. There are multiple copies of many of the words.
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