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I remember the summer I picked up a Berlitz French book that had been on the family bookshelf for years. I was 11. I devoured that book. I still remember several of the words I learned from that book, and the epiphany I had years later when I took Spanish and realized how very similar the romance languages are. I honestly believe that book is what initially sparked my interest in languages and the etymology of words.
Fast forward to today.
My 9 year old daughter is doing the same thing! This time the language is Spanish and it isn’t a book, but a calendar and a pack of flashcards that hold her interest.
I didn’t hand these items to Megan and tell her she had to learn them. I simply made them available. That’s the beauty of a Lifestyle of Learning! You make the information readily available to your child and their love for learning takes over!
Megan latched onto the calendar and went straight to her bed to color the pictures and read the daily words for each month. She spent countless hours up there on her bed drilling herself, learning more and more Spanish. She did the same with the cards…drilling over and over. I was shocked by how dedicated she was.
I was even more shocked by how much she learned.
I took 3 years of Spanish. While it is quite true that what you do not use you lose, I still pride myself in remembering quite a bit of what I learned during those 3 years. However, the other day I noticed a sign with a Spanish word on it that I did not know. My daughter quickly piped up with the correct pronunciation and meaning of that word!
That’s the beauty of Flip Flop Spanish! The pronunciations are right there. The calendar is engaging and builds on each word learned so that at the end of the week you have a sentence you can say. The flashcards are bright and cheery and easy to use. They are both perfect for exposing children to a foreign language in a gentle, delight-directed way.
This is what we aim to do in our homeschool. We first offer our children exposure to foreign languages via videos, books, friends, and products like the ones created by Senora Gose. Later, we offer more formal training in foreign language. Currently, our oldest is studying Latin. This was of his choosing. From there, we will move onto a modern language. Because their love for learning is at a high level and because they have already been introduced to foreign languages, moving into formal study of those languages is not nearly as daunting as it would be to simply jump in and hope you and your children don’t end up hating it.
All that said, I am thrilled to be able to offer all of you a chance to win a Flip Flop Spanish Calendar and Flash Cards!
(and don’t miss the coupon code at the end of this post!)
Here’s how to enter to win: (remember to leave separate comments for each entry!)
*Leave a comment telling me if you ever took a foreign language class and what that language was. (yeah, I’m just nosey like that!)
*Join Flip Flop Spanish’s Facebook Page (she offers daily phrases with phonetics and translations)
*Tweet this giveaway
*Facebook this giveaway
*Blog this giveaway
And in case you are curious…
Senora Gose is a homeschool mom of 5! She created these materials with the homeschooler in mind.
She has generously offered a coupon code to my readers for 20% off! So, use the coupon code
for anything on her site through Friday
to receive 20% off your entire order!
Giveaway ends Thursday, October 28th at midnight CST.
Disclosure: I received free of charge the Flip Flop Spanish Combo Set which included the above mentioned products.
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