More and more public schools are offering Spanish classes to children as young as kindergarten. As a homeschool parent who does not speak Spanish, teaching Spanish as a foreign language can seem overwhelming. If you are a homeschooler looking for a Spanish curriculum here are a few curriculums you might want to check out for your elementary age child.
Easy Spanish Junior
Easy Spanish Junior is a great Spanish curriculum that is ideal for homeschoolers with children of multiple ages. The curriculum itself is designed to be used for three years with a younger student, and one to two years for an older student.
Easy Spanish Junior offers the students a chance to learn more than just nouns; students are able to start using phrases in Spanish quickly. The curriculum also offers lots of activities like lapbooks, games, and books to make to reinforce the lessons. A CD-rom with printouts and a pronunciation CD are also provided. One thing to take into consideration about Easy Spanish Junior is that there is quite a bit of writing involved, so it is best to wait until your student is reading and writing fluently before starting this program.
The cost for Easy Spanish Junior is $69 if purchased in the United States and $75 if purchased in Canada. You can visit the Easy Spanish Junior website for more information or to purchase the program.
Espanol para los Chiquitos (Spanish for the Very Young)
Espanol para los Chiquitos (Spanish for the Very Young) is a very highly recommended Spanish program and is ideal for students you are not yet reading. The curriculum introduces students to tons of new vocabulary including numbers, colors, and animals in addition to sentences and expressions that are common in daily life.
The curriculum includes a textbook, two audio CD’s, and an activity book that includes flash cards the kids can make, as well as games that can be played with the flash cards.
To learn more about Espanol para los Chiquitos (Spanish for the Very Young) you can visit their website.
Flip Flop Spanish
Flip Flop Spanish is designed to be used for children as young as three years of age. Flip Flop Spanish has been written by a Spanish teacher who is also a mom of five kids herself, and currently offers private Spanish tutoring. The book offers easy to use lessons that build upon each other.
Flip Flop Spanish is very affordable compared to other programs at a cost of just $24.95. To learn more about Flip Flop Spanish or to purchase the program you can visit their website.