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How To Teach Kids Spanish With One Third Stories

  • April 5, 2018

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The extra activities include building your own dinosaur and a colour by numbers scene.

How To Teach Kids Spanish With One Third Stories | Digital Motherhood

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.

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And also some sums to do using your new numbers which are perfect for kids of this age.

How To Teach Kids Spanish With One Third Stories | Digital Motherhood

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.

Sarah

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15 Comments

  • Kate on thin ice (@kateonthinice)

    Love the look of this. My son did Spanish briefly but I know he hated leaving the topic behind. #ABloggingGoodTime

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  • Emma T

    This sounds like a great idea. The hard bit would be getting N to agree to do it. #sharingthebloglove

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  • Laura@dearbearandbean

    What a clever idea to start off in English and gradually add them in. My youngest daughter is 3 years old and she learns french at preschool. It’s so cute hearing her sing and count in french. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • Jessica Powell

    I love this series – we reviewed it when it was still at the prototype stage and I was so impressed with the teaching method.

    My daughter’s started learning Welsh, no option there, but I’d really like to do some Mandarin or Arabic with her as she gets a little older. I fear it’s going to be a bit tougher for me to keep up with than my high school French & German though! 🙂 #KCACOLS

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  • Gorgeousgsmama

    This sounds great. I’d like something in addition to help teach pronunciation. I wouldn’t personally know how to pronounce all the spanish words.

    #KCACOLS

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  • Virtually All Sorts (@AllSortsHere)

    We reviewed this and loved it. Such a clever idea and it works too! I was especially impressed with the flash cards. #kcacols

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  • Mummy & the Mexicans (@ruthhilbrown)

    This sounds like a great system for teaching languages, books and stories are wonderful for introducing new vocabulary. My daughter (now 4) is bilingual in Spanish and English, and I’ve found reading books in English (her minority language here) is a great way to get her talking in English about different topics that we wouldn’t necessarily talk about in our everyday conversations. And the younger, the better – they learn so quickly! #kcacols

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  • Mackenzie Glanville (@MacGlanville)

    I think it is such a wonderful life gift and skill to be able to speak more than one language! Great to review this. Thanks for linking up with us for #ablogginggoodtime

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  • sensationallearning

    This actually looks pretty good! I wasn’t impressed when I first saw the presentation on Dragon’s Den, but your post here makes good sense, and the activity book seems great too. I think I would really have enjoyed this when I was a kid x
    #KCACOLS

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  • Suburban Mum

    My eldest is in Year 3 and they have been learning Spanish and he is really enjoying it. Great timing too as we are off to Spain in the summer for a week so we’ve told him he needs to brush up!

    I will look into this as I think he’d love something like this to help his learning at home! #KCACOLS

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  • Bread

    This is a great idea, kids pick up languages so easily. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

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  • Dani

    I also think it is a great idea for our little’s to learn a different language and this looks like a fab way to do so without too much pressure. Thank you for linking up. #KCACOLS

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  • Lisa Pomerantz

    This is brilliant! I may learn italian! #ablogginggoodtime and #kcacols xoxo

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  • Mummy Lauretta

    This looks great, I love how it introduces vocab through the story and the illustrations look lovely. #KCACOLS

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