Today we have a special visitor!!
Speekee is our newest sponsor,
and he has quickly become my children’s favorite T.V character.
(Elmo is so yesterday)
For the past month we have welcomed Speekee into our home not only to entertain us, but to teach us Spanish as well.
(I say US, because I am probably the only person on the earth who didn’t take Spanish in highschool, and thus can’t teach my children more then the first ten numbers and a few colors that may or may not be pronounced correctly)
So I’m learning from Speekee as we go too.
If you’ve never heard of Speekee,
take a quick second to view a sample episode:
Then come right back…..
Okay, so what do you think?
For some reason Speekee reminds me of E.T.
I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.
Like E.T. and Barney collided together to form a
purple alien like creature.
Whatever he is, my kids LOVE him!
Even Monkey, (who calls Speekee: “Eeeeee” )
enjoys the episodes and looks forward to them.
Here is what’s included in the online subscription:
10 EPISODES, OVER 150 MINUTES OF PURE SPANISH LEARNING
LEARN SPANISH FROM REAL SPANISH CHILDREN IN REAL SPANISH LOCATIONS
FEATURES SONGS, ANIMATION AND PUPPETS
OPTIONAL SUBTITLES IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH
FREE ACTIVITY SHEET DOWNLOADS
GREAT FUN AND EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE
CREATED BY SPECIALIST LANGUAGE TEACHERS
What I like about Speekee:
First of all, I love that it spans the gap in my children’s ages and still keeps them all equally entertained. (2yr-8yr) He is adorable and memorable and my children really listen to hear what he is saying. (And if for some reason they can’t understand him, there are captions on the screen as well)
Then, following one of the recommend activities,
we made sock puppets to use alongside our lessons.
What fun that was!
Here are Lilly
The boy named his puppet Gerpoke.
Just like it looks.
In case you didn’t know, it’s Spanish for….well,
Anyway, we have been using our sock puppets to repeat after Speekee, and to work on new words we are learning with each lesson.
Another aspect I really appreciate is the fact that all of the videos are presented alongside corresponding worksheets and suggested activities. There is like zero planning time needed, you just log on to the video you want and you can print from the same screen as your kiddos are watching.
The worksheets have really helped to solidify what my kids are learning from the videos, and help me to know what to focus on throughout the week.
I think Speekee is a fantastic program , and so far it’s been a great fit for our family.
You can subscribe to Speekee for a monthly fee, or purchase the 10 DVD set. They even have a School license which gives you access to a two-year scheme of work! I’m secretly oogling over this and considering it as part of our budget next year.
And of course if you like to try things out before you buy them,
you can sign up for a Free Two Week Trial
I received a free online subscription to Speekee.com for my honest opinion of the product.