I was SO EXCITED to have bee chosen for this review! My younger kiddos love to watch Dora the Explorer and try to learn the Spanish so I was all about reviewing this course to its fullest! Speekee uses children filmed on location in Spain with puppets to teach Spanish (in an immersion approach). Each video has a theme (e.g. El Cafe, El Zoo, etc.) with consistency in format. This repetition within each program helps the kids to learn key words and phrases in a fun way.
The target ages for this course is toddler through elementary grades, I reviewed it with my 6 year old and my 4 year old daughters. Speekee TV provides you with access to the videos, and something called Speekee FastTrack which lays out an easy to follow plan over the course of 40 weeks. Each week has suggested activities with corresponding video clips, worksheets and other resources. They also supply vocabulary flashcards by episode for review with your child.
I used the worksheets and vocabulary flashcards with only my 6 year old. She was able to follow the content this way and it really helped reinforce what she had previously learned.
Subscribing to Speekee TV is easy. They give you 2 weeks free to try it out and then charge just $7.50 per month for your subscription through PayPal. Or if you prefer, you can pre-pay for one year at $60. Take a risk-free look and see what you think! We'll be continuing with this throughout our school year, I love using fun resources that engage my children during the learning process! :)
To see what my fellow Crew Mates had to say about Speekee TV, visit the Homeschool Crew Blog to read more.
**Disclosure: My review and opinion written in this post is entirely my own. This product was provided to me for free in exchange for my review as a member of the 2012 The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew.