Friday, September 7, 2012
3:02 PM | Posted by Stefanie | | Edit Post
The phrase "it's a small world" has never been more true then it is now. Just hop on a plane and you can be across the globe in just a day. Our family, before Kayleigh, has been blessed to spend three years in Guam and travel a bit. Even without traveling, you're very likely to bump into someone who speaks a foreign language. Learning another language is something that can only benefit everyone.
I was very excited to learn that I was being given the opportunity to review Speekee TV with my little one. I have seen it around on various blogs and had always thought it looked interesting. And my hubby was just saying that we needed to start teaching Kayleigh another language while she was still young. God's perfect timing!
About Speekee TV
Speekee TV is an online Spanish immersion program geared for children ages 2-10. It is designed so that children can learn Spanishin their own time and at their own pace. Includes:
** 10 episodes of Spanish
** Over 150 minutes of pure Spanish learning
** Learn Spanish from real Spanish children
in real Spanish locations
** Features songs, animation, and puppets
** Optional subtitles
** Free activity sheet downloads
** Free optional curriculum
** Created by specialist language teachers.
We were given a six month subscription to Speekee TV.
The first time we watched an episode, Kayleigh was very overwhelmed with the amount of information presented. It was a lot. Especially considering that it is a full immersion approach. I quickly learned to break the episodes into more manageable pieces. This is very easy to do since they already have them divided by scenes. You can watch the whole thing or just click on a specific scene. Nice and easy!
Another nice feature of Speekee TV is that they have done all of the lesson planning for you. A nice feature for a busy homeschool mom. All I had to do was sign up for the Fast Track Lessons and they deliver them to my inbox every week. How is awesome is that? You can also access the lesson plans on line. The plans include watching the video, practicing vocabulary, making puppets, and playing games. Lots of fun!
As soon as I broke down the lessons into smaller bits, Kayleigh was all smiles. She loves the characters in the episodes and asks to watch it all the time. And she really started picking up the vocabulary. You never know when she's going to pop out with one of her Spanish phrases. She thinks it's the coolest thing ever.
They also offer other resources such as flash cards and worksheets. Kayleigh wasn't old enough to make use of these yet but they are great supplements for the older children.
All in all, we loved this program and are continuing to use it past the review period.
Age Range: 2-10
Pricing: $7.50/month or $60/year
Try it free for two weeks!
Disclaimer: I received a free subscription to this program for review purposes. All opinions are my own or those of my family.
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