Thursday, January 10, 2013

Color Me Spanish!

Me and the Hubs when we dressed up
as Dora the Explorer and Waldo.  I
was four-months pregnant with our
first son.
We were having a rainy-recovering-from-the-flu kind of morning today—a perfect time for getting a package in the mail to lift our spirits!  Today we received our own copy of Color Me Spanish (Volume 1) by Eileen Mc Aree.  It is funny because we were actually watching Dora the Explorer for the first time (I had watched it before, but my oldest son had not) when we broke open the new coloring book—I guess it was a Spanish kind of morning too.

For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I am using Eileen’s book 52 Weeks of Family Spanish for my Mommy & Me class. Color Me Spanish is her new book that functions much like a companion to the52 Weeks of Family Spanish .  The reason why I like Eileen’s books so much is that she is a mom who sought to learn Spanish with her kids, and her books teach all of the wonderful things she and her family learned—in an understandable, approachable way—for families who want to do the same.  You can also note from her writing that she is an educator—she understands how kids need to, and like to, learn. 

Really helpful pronunciation guides are listed right next
to each word.
In Color Me Spanish you can learn over fifty new words including colors, numbers, animals, places around the city, and more.  Each page has a large illustration, the Spanish word written underneath, and the same word at the bottom for tracing.  Also, the beginning of each section highlights a list of all the words and their pronunciation.  So for example, at the beginning of the colors section, all the color words are listed in Spanish with a pronunciation guide written right next to them—such a simple and easy-to-use design.  I was also happy to find the book came with a great on-line resource too, the Family Language Resources website full of links and suggestions for learning any language as a family.    

With a one-year-old and a two-year-old, it is great to have quick and easy Spanish resources at my fingertips for those busy boys.  When they get a whim to color I am so excited that I now have this book to grab to reinforce Spanish words that we are currently talking about and learning to use.  









What kind of easy-to-use, kid-friendly things have you found for learning Spanish at home?  I’d love to hear about them!  Comment below, or visit Facebook or Twitter to join in the conversation!


**Disclosure: I like to recommend books, products, and resources on this blog that I believe will be helpful and beneficial to your family for learning Spanish.  I did not receive payment for this review; however, I did receive a complimentary copy of the book Color Me Spanish!  All opinions are my own.  This post also contains some affiliate links.  



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