8 Spanish Learning Toys for kids
Why is it good for your children to learn Spanish?
It is always good for children to learn a second language. Spanish is the primary language of Spain, Central and South America, and many of the US population also speak Spanish. While Mandarin Chinese is the first most spoken language in the world, Spanish is the second. It is also one of sixth official language of the United Nations. It’s worthwhile teaching your kids Spanish.
The following are 8 Spanish learning toys I would recommend for your kids.
1. eeBoo Spanish Bingo Game
Suitable for 4-6
This set of Spanish learning card games is good for preschoolers to learn Spanish words. The pictures are grouped into categories. The categories include vehicles, animals, colours, clothing and nature. The set includes 48 Spanish words, there is also a pronunciation guide for them.
2. LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book
Suitable for 18 months – 4 years old
This learning toy has 100 age-appropriate words, carefully chosen by learning experts for kids. There are a large variety of categories- activities, pets, clothes, animals,colours, vehicles, food, mealtime, opposites, outside, my body and fruit. Your kid can learn both English and Spanish words in this book. When your kid touches the pictures, it plays the related words and sounds.
3. Magnetic Poetry – Kids’ Spanish Kit
suitable for 5+
Choking hazard for children below 3
Kids’ Spanish Kit is another popular Spanish learning toys for kids. The native speakers and language educators helped create the words. On each tile, there is a Spanish word on one side and English translation on the other. It is a good educational tool if you are a teacher! You can make use of this to ask your students to make different sentences. It’s a fun supplement to the Spanish books and worksheets.
4. Spot It! Spanish
suitable for age 6+
I highly recommend this learning game to practise Spanish words. It can quickly help your kid to recognize different words and build Spanish vocabulary. Players have to find the matching symbol between any two cards. There are lot of different matches. It can be picture to picture, picture to word, and word to word. Beginners and younger kids can also play easily because picture-picture does not require knowledge. This game is never boring because there are 5 variations to play with.
It is a fast paced game. You can finish one round within a few minutes. It is easy to carry, when you go traveling or camping, bring this set along and play it with your children. It’s a good family game, easy to play and instructions are easy to understand. There are 5 different variations. Spot It Junior Animals is good for all age groups. While Spot It is more suitable for children above 7, Spot It! Basic English is the most difficult set. The alphabet, number and shapes are better for younger children (3-5 years old).
5. Carson-Dellosa Espanol Basico Basic Spanish: Bingo
Help your kid practise basic Spanish vocabulary using this Bingo Game! It contains 50 Spanish words and includes 36 game cards, bingo chips, calling cards and an answer mat.
6. KLOO’s Learn to Speak Spanish Language Card Games Pack 1 (Decks 1 & 2)
This Spanish card game is a winner of 5 awards. There are 60 cards per deck and you can make over 3 million correct sentences with a deck. Both children and adults can play this game as long as you can read. To get the points, players have to make sentences and learn Spanish words. The longer the sentence you make, the higher the scores you get. As your child play this game, they can gradually familiarise with the rhythm, vocabulary and structure of this language. It a good way to reinforce their Spanish learning. When your child comes up with a new vocabulary, they will try to discover it and learn new words as they play along. After playing a few rounds, your child can be able to make tens of thousands of sentences and learn hundreds of new words. To add variation, you can add some new adjectives to the deck. I highly recommend this card game, as it is proved to be effective by Spanish teachers and it is designed by game experts. The phrase cards are around the themes of “Clothing” and “Eating & Drinking”.
7. Trend Enterprises Verbos Skill Drill Flash Cards
These Spanish verbs flash Cards are good for self-study. There are 96 cards to practise common Spanish verbs.
8. Spanish (Flash Kids Flash Cards)
Suitable for 1-3 years
Many parents buy flash cards to teach their children new words. Compared with other sets, this set is quite comprehensible. There are 86 cards. They cover a lot of topics-people, fruit, vegetables, clothes, colours, numbers, things in nature, items in the house, animals and parts of the body. If you buy this set and ‘Listo para la Escuela’, your child should have enough amount of material to study. The cards are sturdy and durable. They are attention grabbing with beautiful pictures.