My son is almost 4 (in June) and I really want him to learn spanish and I don't know it to teach him. I can't find any spanish classes for his age in our area and the private school he will start for kindergarten doesn't teach spanish either.... so...... can I help him at all by turning on tv shows like Dora or Diego that are in spanish? Can kids learn anything that way?
I guess I need to clarify- I mean letting him watch shows ENTIRELY in spanish- sesame street, dora, whatever is on the local spanish channel that are kids shows. I won't understand a lick of it but thought he might somehow pick up on it?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on May. 5, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by zoejains_momma at 4:39 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 4:40 PM on May. 5, 2011
Yes. One of my daughters Spanish teachers told me she learned Spanish from watching TV when she was a kid. It's been a while since my kids were little, but I bought them a "Jump Start Spanish" PC game. Blues Clues also came in Spanish "Pistas del Blue"
Answer by onethentwins at 4:58 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by justme782 at 4:59 PM on May. 5, 2011
Those shows only teach a fraction of simple Spanish. Now, my DH and I are teaching our kids Spanish, and we let them watch Dora and Diego to help them. I think those are great shows and they are fun to watch and fun to watch mt kids watch them. If you want to help them, get a "Spanish for Dummy" books or something like that. They might even have books just for kids in the library. Also, all of you should learn a new Spanish word a day. But, yes, Dora and Diego are great shows for kids.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 5:01 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by onethentwins at 7:44 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by khf22 at 10:48 PM on May. 5, 2011
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