My children think they speak Spanish...and they do! Speekee is an awesome online program that teaches children through immersion in the language. There is no English at all! When we first signed into Speekee and the girls were watching the videos...I was like, how on earth are they going to know what is going on? But they did...the videos are geared to have visual queues that allow children to learn the words in Spanish as the characters have their adventures and show pictures of different things. My 2nd grader was able to read the subtitles that are included (removable) and she would fill in the 4 year old as they watched together.
If you want to begin or continue your child's journey into Spanish, then this is the perfect place to start:
Speekee is available by monthly subscription for $7.50 per month and is geared for ages 2-10. For more information click HERE. Plus, kids can try out the real-time 'virtual' friendships with the Speekee characters and the FastTrack curriculum for homeschoolers, which is free with subscription.
Speekee TV is designed so that children can learn Spanish in their own time and at their own pace. Available only via the web, Speekee TV is loved by children and their parents around the world.
- 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 in Spanish and English
- Free activity sheet downloads
- Great fun and extremely effective
- Created by specialist language teachers
- Free optional curriculum
- Songs you can't stop singing
I love it because it's easy to watch the videos with the girls...there are great catchy tunes that have even the mom learning some Spanish! Both girls watched ALL the videos and the youngest wants to watch some of them over and over...now that is awesome! Some of the topics covered in the videos include going to the beach, cooking in the kitchen, going to the park, learn to say hello to everyone and meet the Speekee characters, visiting the zoo, having a birthday party, eating snacks, and names of games.
We also enjoyed having the printable "handouts" to incorporate into the lesson and review, such as flash cards.
Today, my daughter told a complete stranger her name in Spanish and hello. They love it and so do I! We definitely recommend trying out this great and unusual product. You're going to love it!
Here are some of the videos your child will see:
Interesting facts about Speekee: this is a British site, and most of it was filmed in Spain.
The website is a little difficult to maneuver, so remember to scroll to the bottom where there are more links. Finding where to sign up is a little difficult also. I added the link to that page in this review. Once you're signed up and you know where to go it only takes a few seconds to go to the video section.
The creators of this site also have a blog with interesting tidbits about Speekee and Spain.
***Disclaimer: As a member of TOS Crew, Different Dog received this product for free in exchange for our honest opinion on the product. All opinions are our own. Ruff!