My daughter has a Dora obsession. A big one. So, I shouldn't have been surprised when she began saying Spanish words one day. But I was. I soon realized my very limited Spanish vocabulary wouldn't be enough if I wanted to foster this new skill my daughter was picking up.
That's why I was very interested when the opportunity to receive a free Spanish children's singable book came along. I received a free book, called "Buenas Noches, Amigos" and 2 free song downloads.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to listen to the songs that come with the book yet, because of technical issues, but I did look through the book and I think it looks like a wonderful way to begin introducing your little one to simple, everyday Spanish words.
The first song (and first half of the book) are about bubbles and taking a bath. The second song (and second half of the book) is about saying good night. The idea is to make this book a part of your everyday bedtime routine. Thankfully, for Spanish challenged parents like me, there is an English translation at the bottom of each page. You can purchase Buenas Noches, Amigos for $9.99 from Sing-A-Lingo.
I agree with the author that the best way to learn a new language is through immersion. Singing is also a wonderful way to help children remember new things. The author herself is bilingual and created this book and other products for children's Spanish learning to answer her own need for teaching her children useful, everyday Spanish.
Some of Sing-A-Lingo's other products include "En Mi Casa" song album, Say'NStick Word Notes to put on everyday objects around the house, Lyric'NLanguage To-Go Cards to have on hand for extensive vocabulary, and you can also visit their website for free online activities.
If you're looking for a program for teaching your young ones everyday Spanish Sing-A-Lingo may be just what you're looking for!