5 yo wants to learn Spanish
Hola! I have a whitey-white-creamy-pasty-alabaster-European California kid (5.5 years old) that badly wants to learn Spanish. Her dad’s family is from Argentina (so I guess she isn’t THAT white, but she definitely got more of my genes 😉) and the lot of them speak Spanish (some of them ONLY speak Spanish.) We also live in San Jose, Ca, and most of the time at playgrounds and such there are predominantly Spanish-speakers around us. She started school already and we chose NOT to do a Spanish immersion program for school based on the various school ratings and reviews in our area. So anyway: I want to know if anybody has any suggestions. This girl likes to learn things, but she has been trying to learn Spanish for over a year now asking constantly “how do you say _____ in Spanish?” “Can I write so-and-so’s birthday card in Spanish?” “Can you teach me how to ask XYZ in Spanish?” And at first I was doing pretty well with me recollections, but at this point her requests have surpassed my HS Spanish + mom memory. Heh. Where do we start? Is it best to have a real human teach her? Is there something like Babble or RosettaStone for kids? Should we just let her watch 6 hours of Dora The Explorer every day?😋 Any suggestions of anything people have tried with a kid this age would be greatly appreciated! Gracias amigos!