Teaching your kiddos Spanish beyond your every day interactions can feel daunting at times.
We know that we need to provide a good balance of exposure and a need to use the language yet keeping our children interested can be daunting. Especially when their exposure to the community language begins to take over!
I am constantly looking for opportunities to infuse my every day interactions with my children with more Spanish so I was happy to come across Languages4Kidz.com
Languages4Kidz, Inc provides teaching materials to teachers and individuals for instruction in English and Spanish for children.
I had an opportunity to check out a sampling of their Spanish curriculum. The lessons were fun and had a great variety of vocabulary! I was happy to see that the vocabulary was not just limited to nouns since that is a common concern I see when looking through language curriculum.
Action words also played a heavy role in the lessons! Nouns and actions words together are the gateway to two-word combinations, a fundamental skill for language development! Therefore, I could tell that a lot of thought had gone into planning the vocabulary for each lesson.
I was particularly pleased to see that the curriculum is available even for our littlest ones. It is available for kiddos as young as 3 months to six years of age!
Most curriculum options are limited to preschool aged children or older which is a shame! There’s so much brain activity happening in the early stages and not serving these students is a big disadvantage in my book. This is not the case for Language4Kidz.com
The activities within the curriculum are best suited for a group setting rather than one-on-one interactions with a parent or caregiver. However, they would certainly be a great addition to Spanish and/or English playdates! Movement, songs, hands-on activities are all included within the teachers’s guides making it more easier on the adults leading the group.
Disclosure: I received a electronic copies of children’s book, and an audio for the purpose of reviewing it. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.