{Review} Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids

Beginner Spanish Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids Review

Are you looking for a fun and engaging Spanish program?  My family had the pleasure of reviewing the Starter Set 1 by Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids.

 

Beginner Spanish Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids ReviewMy family received:

  • DVD with videos for Levels 1-3
  • Three Parent-Teacher Guides
  • Flashcards and Card Games for Levels 1 to 3
  • Workbooks for Levels 1-3
  • Stickers for Levels 1-3
  • Go Squish Card Game

Flight 101: Basketballs Aren’t for Breakfast starts off in the morning with three boys and their mom getting ready for breakfast.  Then you follow the family throughout their day.  You watch segments of the video during every lesson and will watch the segments multiple times for the repetition.  The kids and I accidently watched the entire video for Level 1 the first time we played it.  We were enjoying it so much that I completely forgot about having to stop the video at the time marker for lesson 1.  (There is no marker on the DVD to let you know to stop the video).  At the conclusion of the video it left the girls and I wanting to watch more.

The Guide for Teachers and Parents has everything laid out for you!  It makes it easy for those who have had no prior knowledge of the Spanish language.  There are vocabulary word banks in the guide that include the English translation  of the words.  During every lesson you will watch either a portion of or the entire segment of the video and then there a few activities, including games, to do.  You will repeat the lessons multiple times and it is very flexible in fitting the needs of your family.  You can complete this program at the pace that works best for your family!

The flash cards are colored coded by level.  Blue for level 1, green for level 2, and red for level 3.  There is a set of picture cards, word cards, and word bank cards.  The word cards are all in Spanish and they match the picture cards.  Every picture card is numbered so you can quickly glance at the word bank cards for the answer.  The cards are used in the Go Squish Card Game and other activities that are found in the teacher’s guide.  They are open ended so you can design your own game or activity as well.

All of the very bright and colorful pages of the student workbooks are printed on quality paper.  The workbooks are designed for upper elementary students.  In the workbooks there are various activities to be completed by the students.  If you have younger students you can complete the workbook together.  The activities include a word search, a cross word, decoding words, and answering questions.  If needed, the answers are provided in the back of the book.

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Sheets of stickers with vocabulary words are provided to be placed around the house to aid in helping the students remember the vocabulary that they have learned.  I didn’t want to encourage my kids to stick stickers on things around the house so Sweet Pea and I brainstormed on how we could use them.  Sweet Pea decided to place the stickers on colored card stock and cut around the edges.  As you can see in the photo below she added a design to the edges while she was cutting them out.

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The Go Squish card game is similar to ‘Go Fish’.  The game is designed for 2-4 four players but with additional cards (either using the cards from the other levels or buying an additional set of cards) you can play with more children.  It is suggested to have a second set of cards if you have non readers playing so you will have two sets of the picture cards.  The object of the game is to get enough miles for Squisher to go visit his friend through matching the pairs together.

I think this beginner Spanish set is a great way to introduce Spanish to children!  It is designed to teach to the various learning styles and it keeps the kids engaged.  The girls want to continue using Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids along with the program that they have been using.
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