Thinking about teaching your child a second language? Spanish is a great choice if you live in America, considering that a large portion of our country—as well as our neighbors—speaks the language. Most other countries do teach at least two languages, if not more (not necessarily English, either) and knowing only one language may put us behind in the new global economy.
Salsa is a wonderful Spanish website where both children and adults can easily pick up some conversational Spanish. Though it is geared toward ages five to nine, it can be helpful to anyone wanting to learn a new language. Salsa works so well because it’s a collection of puppet videos depicting familiar fairytale stories in Spanish.
All of the stories are super simple but they’re completely in Spanish, which gives us plenty of context clues to figure out what the words mean and start using them as one would in the language. It’s a tiny immersion program right in your living room, which is incredible at its free cost! My daughter and I have been using Salsa videos for months now and I can vouch for it being both entertaining and educational. So far, it’s her favorite Spanish program.