Speekee is a Spanish course for young children (ages 2-10). This review is of Speekee TV, which is an online, subscription based service. The cost is $7.50/month, or $60/year.
Speekee TV includes 10 episodes, which is over 150 minutes of Spanish learning. Episodes are centered around a central theme:
- El Parque
- El Cafe
- La Casa
- El Zoo
- La Clase
- El Mercado
- La Estacion
- La Playa
- El Jardin
- La Fiesta
Each episode is filmed using Spanish children, in a real Spanish location. Speekee, pictured below, is a central character in the episodes.
The episodes are filmed entirely in Spanish, and make great use of songs and repetition to aid in learning. In addition to access to the episodes and worksheets, a subscription includes access to FastTrack--Speekee TV lesson plans for homeschoolers, which utilize worksheets and printable flashcards. You can sign up to receive one email a week for 40 weeks, and lesson plans and a link for the worksheets needed will be sent to your inbox. It doesn't get much easier than that!
I used Speekee TV with Jacob (10), Micah (8), and Nicholas (6). All three loved Speekee, and asked to watch it daily. They learned some basic Spanish vocabulary, and had fun doing it. Jacob is definitely on the upper end of the age range, and he rolled his eyes at some of the videos. But he still enjoyed watching with his younger brothers. The songs are catchy an really help reinforce the vocabulary being taught.
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