Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®: Spanish, Volumes 1 and 2
Age range 3 years thru 12 years
Toy Type CU DD ES LA Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids’ was created for parents who do not speak Spanish themselves, but who would like to begin exposing their children to Spanish in a fun and effective way, and are not sure how to start. The video lessons teach students practical and useful Spanish by presenting relevant vocabulary in a variety of real-life situations with a humorous twist. All their lessons are full immersion, with graphics, creative pictures and entertaining mini-skits to help children understand, remember, and enjoy as they learn. The videos build on each other, starting with a gentle introduction to immersion, gradually adding vocabulary. The lessons are designed with the goal that new Spanish learners become comfortable with Spanish immersion quickly and learn Spanish that is relevant in day-to-day life. Kit Strauss created Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids because she wanted her young children to learn Spanish but found it extremely challenging to find high quality programs and products. She found herself designing fun games with language teachers so that her children would learn and enjoy Spanish. She felt that it was critical that not only they learned Spanish but that they also enjoyed it and were not overwhelmed or intimidated by it, as many students are. The mission of Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids’ is to make children successful with learning Spanish by providing them with a program in which they can learn practical and useful day-to-day Spanish in a way they can become excited about, remember, and use in the world. This program is comprised of videos (DVDs or online); workbooks that supplement the videos (available in paperback or digital-interactive); and a fun board game appropriate for small group learning, that emphasizes a different set of useful vocabulary, comprised of many active verbs, adverbs, and adjectives.