Homeschool Resource: Speekee #spanishforkids

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. 

Did you see this post on Instagram? Tbomb and I have been having fun on Speekee, a website designed to help children from 2 to 11 learn Spanish. 

I did decent in Spanish in high school, averaged in the high 90s, but to be honest, I couldn't tell you more than the basics. Because of this, I find teaching the littles Spanish very intimidating. I know they need to learn it, but I'm nervous about teaching them wrong. I'm very happy to have Speekee on my side for this journey. Even more so, since it is designed for littles. 

I adore that the videos are designed for little ones. The videos feature children speaking in Spanish and acting out the lesson. There are also puppets to help your little one along. The Fast Track program has lesson plans, follow alongs, and activities to try at home (requires a membership). You can watch the videos for free though. 

I also really like that the Spanish taught is from Spain. I know that here in The States, most speak Mexico Spanish, wish from what I understand is more laid back. However, I know the proper way is the way they speak in Spain. I want my kids to learn that, but have a working knowledge in case they need to know Mexico Spanish. So, why not start with actual formal Spanish?! 

While I really like this program, I would advise that it be used as a compliment to another Spanish instruction. Even if you play a board game, read a book, or teach vocabulary. After all, it doesn't hurt to reinforce what your children are learning. 

One thing I have noticed a huge difference with is his independence. This is something that Tbomb can do completely on his own. I set the video up and he watches it. It is encouraging him to learn without mom right beside him, but he knows I'm near. I've noticed him showing his baby sister things in Spanish. He held her hand and said "conectados," like the kids in the video. Anytime something encourages him to teach his sister, I'm in. 

Head on over to Speekee and sign up for a free membership, see for yourself how helpful it will be for your little ones. There is also a program for children over 7, but I didn't try that one out. 

You can win a "Fast Track" 3 month membership right here- just comment what you like about Speekee. A winner will be chosen 8/15.2014

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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