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DOes anyone know of a good curriculum? My husband's 1st language is spanish. He is fluent in Spanish and English. He has been teaching our son who will be 5 in August SPanish from a very slim spanish booklet. He will be exhausting that soon. Any suggestions that is hands-on type maybe or like sing spell read and write for spanish? THanks!

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http://www.calicospanish.com/

 

If your ds has had some Spanish already, Level 1 might be too easy but I believe they are coming out with level 2 very soon. I've purchased it for next year as an introduction and it looks great ~ very engaging! It's not cheap but I love that it's an immersion approach and I haven't found any other programs like it.

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DOes anyone know of a good curriculum? My husband's 1st language is spanish. He is fluent in Spanish and English. He has been teaching our son who will be 5 in August SPanish from a very slim spanish booklet. He will be exhausting that soon. Any suggestions that is hands-on type maybe or like sing spell read and write for spanish? THanks!

 

If your husband is a native speaker, the absolute best way to teach a child a language is just to speak it to them, all the time. One Person One Language (OPOL) is a great way to raise bilingual kids. It really doesn't seem to confuse the kids. Get picture books and have him read to your ds. Get song CDs in Spanish (José Luis Orozco has great ones for kids) At this age, they pick any language up that is spoken to them regularly.

 

I know there are some people over on the bilingual board who've done this and could give you more feedback.

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If your husband is a native speaker, the absolute best way to teach a child a language is just to speak it to them, all the time. One Person One Language (OPOL) is a great way to raise bilingual kids. It really doesn't seem to confuse the kids. Get picture books and have him read to your ds. Get song CDs in Spanish (José Luis Orozco has great ones for kids) At this age, they pick any language up that is spoken to them regularly.

 

I know there are some people over on the bilingual board who've done this and could give you more feedback.

 

:iagree:

 

Calico Spanish is mostly what Matroyshka mentioned above, it just gives you a little help!

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Thank you and I agree, but my sigh my husband does not speak it in the home. I guess he wants a program, He has a thin booklet he uses but well I don't know . I tried to get him to speak it when our son was very very little but he felt that that was foolish. I read to him some studies and he said no despite. Maybe this will help him. I have the accents all wrong and I have a hearing impairment so it would be very hard for me to teach it. Thanks!

 

I did some research on my own and came up with the following; (does anyone have anything to add to my comments please?)

1) Salsa cost over $1k! but very entertainment driven and can get videos on-line for free supposedly

2) All Bilingual Press: hmm sounds interesting and less expensive

· Español para los chiquitos (An Interactive Spanish Course for Young Children) is designed for children who do not yet read (about K-1st grade). The program includes a textbook, 2 audio CD’s, 1 activity book, and 1 parent/teacher manual for a total cost of around $50.

· They also stock about 10 different bilingual story/grammar books, available with or without audio CD’s, that you could use to supplement any curriculum

 

· http://www.allbilingual.com/SpanishforKindergartenandFirstGrade.html

 

http://www.allbilingual.com/pdf/ch05.pdf standard spanish, I called them, they are a home based business and they are there to support the parents. This seems to be the least expensive route well the others had a larger upfront cost and it lasted longer, but because this focuses on children who are very young this might be more appropriate.

 

3) Power glide sounds very interesting! http://www.power-glide.com/Spanish%20Elementary%20School%20Year%201.html $150.00 for grades k-6

 

4) La Clase Divertida (The fun class)

$110 grades k -6

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La Clase Divertida - level 1 - has served our family very well this year. We will be doing level 2 next year, then repeating level 1 for the youngers in a couple of years. Very nice, fun program that involves the whole family.

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Thank you and I agree, but my sigh my husband does not speak it in the home. I guess he wants a program, He has a thin booklet he uses but well I don't know . I tried to get him to speak it when our son was very very little but he felt that that was foolish. I read to him some studies and he said no despite.

 

So frustrating when those dh's don't just see how wise we are!:tongue_smilie:

 

2) All Bilingual Press: hmm sounds interesting and less expensive

· Español para los chiquitos (An Interactive Spanish Course for Young Children) is designed for children who do not yet read (about K-1st grade). The program includes a textbook, 2 audio CD’s, 1 activity book, and 1 parent/teacher manual for a total cost of around $50.

 

If the teacher speaks Spanish (and in this case he does) I think this could be a good pick. I haven't used the chiquitos level, but I did use El español para los chicos y grandes with some 2nd/3rd graders last year, and we all really liked it. However, I did not like the "level 2" of the same curriculum; it seems to be middle school oriented. They need to have a "level 1a" for 4th/5th graders. I think the chiquitos level would be worth checking out - kind of wish I'd found it when my kids were still that young.

 

I have also been using their book Los viajes de Rosa y Ernesto, along with the CD and free grammar guide with my older group of kids (11yo). This has been a great way to get them reading. I wouldn't recommend that book till he's older because of interest level.

 

What I have ended using as a follow-up to the Level 1 of Chicos y grandes with my group of 9yos this year is a reader called A Trip to Mexico and a book with vocabulary/games called El español con juegos y actividades - I have to order it from the UK, but the shipping isn't too bad and I haven't found anything else like it. The key is that the kids enjoy doing it (I've used it with 7 kids now - universal hit). Each chapter has about 20 vocab. words with games and puzzles, and a short grammar focus. It has three levels. I've also added in Las puertas retorcidas, which I think is a fun supplement/review.

 

I still say your dh should supplement with lots of picture books and get some kids' Spanish songs CDs now when he's young. Here's José Luis Orozco's site.

 

I also require my kids to watch any videos they watch during the week to be in Spanish or German (they're learning both). Spanish is fairly easy to do this with, as many DVDs have the option to be played in Spanish. Magic School Bus DVDs all play in Spanish - science and Spanish in one sitting. :D

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