Sunday, August 3, 2014

Speekee - Spanish for Kids
Review + Giveaway


Research published in Psychological Science suggests that simply thinking in a foreign language helps people make quicker and better life decisions. Furthermore, a study by the College Entrance Examination Board reports a direct correlation between foreign language study and high SAT scores.

People who speak a foreign language often enjoy better career prospects and higher standards of living. And there are even health benefits -- recent research from the University of Chicago suggests that a second language also helps prevent dementia later in life.

"The earlier a child was exposed to a second language, the better the child did," Petitto tells WebMD. "This flies in the face of educational policy that says expose a child to only to one language at first. This does not support the holding policy that today is rampant in education. A child is not confused by a second language or delayed in learning the community language."




Speekee was founded in 2006 and has been building a reputation for quality Spanish learning ever since. Founders and directors: Jim Porter, Jan and Aaron Forshaw; all of them have a wide experience and knowledge of language learning systems for children and the development of technology for inter-active systems.

Speekee Spanish is geared towards kids ages two to eleven! The program utilizes videos, games, hands-on activities, printable worksheets, flash cards, and a plethora of other tools to help children learn to speak and write Spanish.



Speekee FastTrack: Perfect for Younger Learners

  • For children up to 7 years old
  • Look for the FastTrack near the bottom of the screen at www.speekee.com (membership required)
  • Your child learns Spanish through authentic Spanish videos, puppets and song
  • Optionally you use the FastTrack activity ideas at home

The Speekee Spanish Challenge: Brilliant for Older Learners


  • For children 7 years and older
  • Your child learns through over 40 authentic Spanish videos and mission based game play
  • Speekee tracks your child’s progress and reports back to you by email (you can unsubscribe from emails at any time) - Explore, communicate, learn and play at www.speekee.com
  • After logging in, click on the bell icon for your first mission

What Oma loves about Speekee is that it makes teaching Spanish enjoyable. The Speekee website turns the learning an important second language in to online play while report progress to the child’s caregiver! Reef is just ten month old but already shows an interest in the computer. The Speekee website will be one of the first Oma introduces him to.

Giveaway


One lucky “Oma Loves U!” reader is going to win a 3-month subscription to Speekee! (ARV $22.50) Good Luck!!!

The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18+. No P.O. Boxes will be accepted. The giveaway will run through 8/06/14. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is selected. Make sure you are properly entering for the entries you claim. Failure to do so may result in your entries removed from the giveaway form.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

1 comment:

  1. Speekee uses flash cards which is a good way to learn.

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