Build those young minds with language learning. French, Spanish, Latin, and Greek - they have all made it into this month's spotlight, and you'll find options for toddlers all the way to grandparents! Read through all these foreign language options for fun programs and quality courses for your family.
French and Spanish for Little Ones!
It’s never too early to start learning a language! Just exposing toddlers and youngsters to the sounds of a second language can give them lifelong advantages.
Research shows that children who learn a second language improve their executive functioning skills in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Skills:  Flexible thinking, paying attention, and ignoring irrelevant information.
  • Social Skills: Demonstrating empathy, perspective-taking, and theory of mind.
  • Language-processing Skills 
Whistlefritz’s award-winning Spanish and French Educator’s Collections make language-learning fun! The programs combine colorful and engaging videos, music, and active, hands-on lesson plans.
What the experts say about our programs:
"I highly recommend this program for anyone looking to teach children Spanish. . . This is by far the best language learning program I have seen for elementary school-aged children!"
 -- Mama Smiles Blog
“Whether it’s seeing friends at the playground, hunting for the mischievous Fritzi, or laughing with Marie, children will love learning French this way! Whistlefritz should be applauded and earns the Dove All-Ages Seal.”
Dove Foundation
"[The French Educator's Collection] . . . leaves "competitors" in the dust. . . Everything is well thought out, well scripted, and very well produced. . . Several testers who had tried other language programs told us that the instructions and ease of use here are incomparable. For parents who are interested in introducing a foreign language to their children, this is the perfect place to start."
The National Parenting Center
Give your child the gift of language!
Greek 'n' Stuff
The easy way to learn Greek! 
Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! teaches biblical Greek to preschoolers and older students (even adults enjoy it) using deductive, inductive, and interactive methodology in a workbook format. These easy-to-use workbooks require no prior knowledge of Greek. 
Take the drudgery out of learning Latin! 
Latin's Not So Tough! introduces Latin to young students before they decide classical languages are too difficult to learn. Enjoyable activities implant in young minds a love of learning.  
Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! and Latin's Not So Tough! begin gently and advance gradually, providing reinforcement through a variety of workbook activities and translation exercises. The overwhelming response from our customers ... "This is my child's favorite subject."  
Are you hungry for God's Word? 
The Alone With God Bible Studies progress through Jonah and Ruth, Esther, I Samuel, and Acts with simple questions taken directly from Scripture. Sidebars in each one-week lesson highlight insights into the geography, history, culture, and people of biblical times. Memory verses. "Think and Pray About It" life applications.  
Greek 'n' Stuff, founded in 1996, provides quality materials for homeschool, Christian school, and Sunday School environments.  
Greek 'n' Stuff 
P.O. Box 882 
Moline, IL 61266-0882 
Jam With Latin
Over my 12 years of homeschooling, I have found that education is liberating. The class that has taught me the most is Latin. This ancient language teaches us how partaking in hard work is rewarding and liberating.

Using the Robert Henle textbooks, the JAM with Latin classroom teaches an ancient language with a modern twist. Perfect for homeschooling ages 11 and up.

Flip Flop Spanish
Flip Flop Spanish is the curriculum your family needs to have fun, low-stress lessons. Designed for and proven effective on toddlers all the way through grandparents, you'll giggle your way to fluency! A flashcard-based system, you’ll learn Spanish the same way you learned your FIRST language - Seeing It and Saying It!
See It and Say It has everything you need in the box for all your children. Created in the Charlotte Mason method, your family sees the photo card, hears the words, and builds sentences in simple series. The family will be amazed as they begin speaking in complete original Spanish sentences during the very first 8-minute lesson.
The See It and Say It Flip Flop Spanish Box is a complete two-year program and includes:
  • Short Spoken Audio Lessons 
  • 150-page manual with the transcript
  • Three sets of full-color flashcards
  • Grammar and Conversational Instruction
  • Optional Written Activities 
  • Phonetic Spelling on each card to remove pronunciation fears
  • Built-in Break weeks for plenty of review
  • Weekly plans, ideas, games, and fun…..for all ages!
What’s next, you ask? See It and Say It Level 2 is ready for you with additional vocabulary, exciting mazes, comic strips, storytelling, and past tense verbs! 
If you have an older student ready for the scholar level of Spanish, our subscription video course, is ready to launch them into enjoying stories, more conversation and deeper grammar understanding with a textbook and Señora Gose’s guidance.
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