Being able to speak another language is an amazing skill to have, and the younger the child the easier it is to pick up a new language. I’m not at all fluent in Spanish but did well in my GCSE and know enough to get by. We’ve visited Spain a fair bit and I’ve taught Little H the basics like numbers, colours and animals. If you want to teach kids Spanish there are lots of great resources available out there.
I want to teach Little H more Spanish while she’s young, so was quite excited when I saw One Third Stories.
How To Teach Kids Spanish With One Third Stories
As with most kids, Little H gets very excited over getting post addressed to her and she couldn’t wait to open it!
One Third Stories is a monthly story box subscription aimed at 4-9 year olds. Each box comes with a book, activities and games to teach a range of different words in either Spanish or French. I was impressed with how much there is in each box.
The first book is ‘How The Dinosaur Got His Shoes’, all about a T-Rex called Terrance who’s on a search to find the perfect pair of shoes. The topic is perfect as all kids love dinosaurs don’t they!
The book starts in English and gradually introduces words in Spanish so that by the end your child will have added new words to their Spanish vocabulary.
In this book, children learn basic greetings, numbers from 1-10, colours, as well as other Spanish words such as ‘shoes’ and ‘dinosaur’.
The illustrations are really lovely and Little H liked looking at the pictures and pointing various things out.
It’s a really nice story and at almost 7 I think Little H is the perfect age as she is able to read both the English and Spanish words by herself.
It also helps with putting the new words into sentences and is great if you don’t know much Spanish yourself.
Once you’ve read the book you can do the activities to help remember the words and phrases you’ve just learnt.
The extra activities include building your own dinosaur and a colour by numbers scene.
There are also cards with phrases for telling somebody else your name, age, and favourite colour in Spanish, these also have English on the other side.
And also some sums to do using your new numbers which are perfect for kids of this age.
We really enjoyed this book and the accompanying activities and I was really impressed with how quickly Little H picked up the new words. We’ve carried on practising colours and it makes a nice change to shout “zapatos!” at her instead of “shoes!” 😆
If you would like your child to start learning another language these books from One Third Stories are a really good resource to teach kids Spanish or French. They’re also fun for the whole family to learn new words and phrases together.
If you’d like to try a subscription with One Third Stories you can get 15% off with the code DIGITALMOTHERHOOD.
Have you thought about teaching your child another language while they’re still young?
Disclaimer: I was given a free subscription box for the purpose of this review however, all thoughts and opinions are honest and our own.