For those of you who are just getting to know us, here’s a little background on our family.
I grew up in a small town in upstate New York, where cultural diversity wasn’t much, but language and culture caught my interest, big time. My mom was born in France, and I always felt “French American”, even though I wasn’t raised bilingually. I’ve studied language for my most of my life, am up to 4 languages in my repertoire, and teach English as a New Language to young language learners from around the world.
I love to travel, met my husband abroad (in Turkey) and we are now raising our family bilingually (English/Turkish). My husband teaches in an international school here in New York City, and we’ve just enrolled my daughter there, and are thrilled to have her starting her own language study at age 3.
Essentially, language and culture work their way into every nook and cranny of our lives.
Naturally, we want to expose my daughter to additional languages early on, and I *really, really, really* believe in the power of play, and it’s positive impact on learning.
When I was looking around for a fun way to introduce children to an additional language, and a product to include in the giveaway, I came across Eeboo’s French and Spanish Bingo games, and here’s why I love them:
- I’ve always loved Eeboo’s products. There’s something about them that seems really special and distinct, and after taking a closer look at their catalog, there are about a million items on my wish list!
- They are beautiful. Both of the games have a distinctly sophisticated, vintage feel, with illustrations that really bridge a children’s game into something that is visually appealing for adults too.
- The cards are themed, so if you’re playing a modified matching game, or playing with just one child, you can focus on a single set of vocabulary words on a single theme (i.e. vehicles, food, clothing, colors, etc.).
- As an extension of # 3, the game is easily modified. Currently, Violet and I play a simple matching game. I gather all of the chips on a single theme, put them in the cloth bag, she pulls one out and matches it to the space on the card. The varying complexity of this game makes it one that will grow with your child.
- All around, the game really speaks to best practices in language learning and instruction: repetition, engagement, the fun factor, physical response, and thematic learning.
- The quality is exceptional, glossy cards and chips, thick cardboard — this game is a keeper, and something your child will enjoy for a long long time.
One lucky winner will #win both the French and Spanish Bingo games, as well as a bundle of other prizes to help your family bring the world into your home. Enter the giveaway here!
*I was provided with a copy of the Spanish and French Bingo games in exchange for a review. All opinions in this post are my own.*
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