I often talk about the importance of setting multilingual goals for your family. I am a firm believer that these can help you determine how to approach the language journey so that you are able to meet those goals. Many families dream of their children not just being multilingual but also biliterate. Unfortunately, for many of us around the world, the option of attending a language school is simply not feasible which means WE MUST take it upon ourselves to teach those literacy skills in the target language.
Reading and writing can be fascinating skills to teach to your children! However, it is not always easy. If you can get your hands on resources to guide your process, the experience can feel much less daunting. I recently came across Monarca Language and wanted to share this resource for families working with Spanish at home. It is a collection of syllabus materials with educational activities in Spanish for children ages 2 to 6. The activities go beyond just reading and writing and include math worksheets, printable board games, coloring pages and thematic resources. An added bonus is that parents interested in using Monarca Language do not have to be fluent in Spanish! The instructions to the materials are listed in English and Spanish so even if you are not proficient in the language, you can still leverage this resource to instill an appreciation for Spanish.
Monarca language offers three different membership levels granting parents access to the materials online. You do have the ability to cancel at any time and there are different time commitments at your disposal. Having taught the age group targeted by Monarca in the past, I was really interested in seeing what they had to offer. I was really pleased to see the variety of their materials and their thematic units. The membership does provide parents with access to many print ready activities in Spanish! One of the best aspects of the program is that new activities and bundles are added every month keeping everything fresh for the child and the parent using it.
I was so impressed with the company that I have partnered with them for a Bilingual Avenue giveaway. We are giving away TWO one-year memberships at the Mariposa level! That is a $92 value! There are several ways to enter and you can see them all below. All entries must be received by Friday, November 27, 2015. Winners will be notified within 24 hours!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post, however, I did receive access to the site for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.