- how to enter the GIVEAWAY for your own set of Linguacious cards
- a FREE Spanish alphabet printable
- fun ways to use Linguacious flashcards for learning Spanish
Print Free Front
I love that the cards have zero print on one side of the card. This is great for Spanish learners like my oldest son who is already a proficient reader in English. If he sees Spanish print he will try to pronounce it with English phonetics. This way he looks at the picture and hears the Spanish word. So no mispronunciation, and no translating from English (in other words, when we read the word first in our native language we tend to teach our brains to translate, whereas in this situation we are associating the picture with the Spanish word).
This also makes the cards great for quizzing yourself!! Look at the side with the picture only, and see if you can remember how to say it. If not, either scan the card or flip to the back to read (after you’ve learned them all with the scanner first of course!)
Interactive + Easy to Use
Most of the Spanish learning in our house happens like this MOM –> KIDS. I’m really happy to have a resource where the kids can feel like they are learning independent of me. My older kids especially are needing more of that these days, wanting to feel independent of Mom. 😉 Linguacious makes the learning interactive (not just receptive), and makes it so that kids can take charge of their own learning.
I find that a lot of times tech can bog learning down. “Is the battery charged?” “Are we connected to the internet?” “Oh darn, it’s taking forever to download.” “Where’s the remote?” “Oh no, the DVD is scratched!” Can you tell we’re not a tech-y family? But even for us this was fairly easy to use. As long as we don’t lose our iPad and make sure that it is charged.
You can also go to the Linguacious website, hold your mouse over the AUDIO option in their menu, and click on the set that you own. You will be taken to a page with a list of all the words (with English translation written beside it) and a button for the audio.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a For the Love of Spanish post if I didn’t share some sort of free printable, right?! You can download your own copy of the Alphabet Cards in the pictures. You can cut out the letter by itself, or as you can see in the photos, there in italics is how you pronounce the name of each letter.
Let me know in the comments if you decide to download it and how you plan to use it! The letters that are in lowercase used to be part of the Spanish alphabet. I kept them in there 1) to go with one of my favorite alphabet songs on YouTube and 2) I thought it would be helpful to single those sounds out for sorting!
Here’s how to pronounce that question: day kay koh-LOHR ehs ehl(lah)…
Notice I put “lah” in parentheses, because the word “THE” can be EL or LA (masculine or feminine). You can just look on the back of the card and insert exactly what it says on the card where I have underlined and highlighted in the question.
You can check out more game ideas on the Linguacious website as well.
And there are different themes of sets you can get as well. Here are the Spanish options:
Spanish Around the Home
Spanish Foods and Drinks
Go enter the GIVEAWAY now, and BUENA SUERTE!!! Good luck!!