I recently came across a company called One Third Stories on Instagram who make the most wonderful little monthly packs to start your little one on their language learning journey. I had a real good look into their account as Betsie loves learning and anything to do with learning another language at the moment. They had some really cool stuff which I knew would be right up her street.
The packs include stories that start in English and end in a different language, which are available in French or Spanish, delivered to your door every month with educational activities and resources for children aged 4-9. Their books are designed with beautiful illustrations that children will love. Throughout the story, words in the target language are introduced in contexts that make their meaning immediately apparent, using our Clockwork Methodology™. Words become phrases, phrases become sentences and sentences become whole pages in another language. It’s such a clever way of doing it and Bets has thoroughly enjoyed it.
We were very kindly sent a pack of the Spanish learning tools, which included: A story book, flash cards and activity book with crayons, a picture to colour and a make your own dinosaur.
When she got home from school and I showed her what she’d be given she was so so excited to get on with it and start learning. We’ve been reading the story book at night time and because she’s quite good at reading she’s been enjoying trying to read it herself too. The use of the Spanish words within the book is just brilliant, and it’s really helped her understand the words as well as remembering them. She’s sat happily and worked through her activity book, writing in the answers and using her flash cards to help her with the spellings.
I think though her favourite thing has been the flash cards, she’s just loved them. Testing us and her grandparents, writing them all down on a piece of paper and taking it into school to show her teacher, who was very impressed she’d done it all by herself. They have really helped her learn all the colours and quick phrases and now she can tell you them off by heart.
It’s amazing what little sponges they really are and when you’ve got one that loves to learn and is eager to pick up new things, it seems such a waste not to let them learn another language. I wish I could speak Spanish fluently. But hopefully this little pack will spark a few things off as a family and we will all learn together. Daddy is pretty good at it, but I didn’t do it in school, so I’m learning at the same time as Bets and at the moment she’s better than me! ha
If you’re thinking about getting your little one into learning another language, I can highly recommend this company. They also do a French set, which comes with a different story. It’s a great starter and something enjoyable you can all do together.
**Disclosure – This pack was sent to me for the purpose of this review. However all opinions and words are my own and haven’t been influenced in anyway.