Block Party Giveaway: La Clase Divertida Spanish Curriculum + Steady Days

This giveaway is now closed. Come back July 4th to find out if you’re the winner!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Simple Living Media Summer Block Party! We’ve got 20 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win!

The winner of today’s giveaway will receive two separate prizes.

First up is an entire year’s curriculum from La Clase Divertida. This is a complete early level Spanish curriculum for families with children from Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.

Valued at $110, it includes the following:

  • 8 Hours of DVD Video Instruction
  • 1 Practice Audio CD
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual
  • 2 Student Workbooks
  • 2 Sets of Student Worksheets
  • 2 Sets of 7 Different Hands-On Crafts…Including a Piñata

The second prize today is a signed copy of my book Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood.

Applicable to homeschoolers as well as non-homeschoolers, Steady Days examines ways that we as mothers can approach our jobs with more purpose and mindful direction.

How to Win

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: Have your children been exposed to a foreign language? If so, which one?

2. Follow @simpleschool on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet.

3. Subscribe to Simple Homeschool by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on July 1st (tonight!) and is open to commenters 18 years or older. We’ll use to choose winners on July 4th! I hope you win!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.


  1. Mary Ann says:

    Another GREAT giveaway! Our kids have been exposed to some Spanish, but I would love to see them become fluent.

  2. Nichole says:

    The kids I nanny have been exposed to very basic spanish and french – basically what you might find in a children’s book. They have also been exposed to sign language, which is their favorite!

  3. Nichole says:

    I subscribe.

  4. My kids have been exposed to some Spanish (via babysitters) but I would love to increase this!

  5. I subscribe via rss feed

  6. My kids have been exposed to some Spanish words and counting. My soon to be Ker would LOVE to learn Spanish! Awesome give away.

  7. Not yet. We want to work on Spanish, though.

  8. subscribed via feed reader

  9. I subscribe in Google Reader.

  10. My child has been exposed to Spanish a little just by me, our maid and living in Texas. Of course there is also Dora. She was exposed to Norwegian for 4 months when we lived in Oslo.
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  11. I subscribe via google reader.
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  12. Tamara Chewning says:

    My children haven’t been exposed to another language yet. They are 4 years and 1 month. I’m ready to start schooling my 4 year old though and learning another language would be a great addition.

  13. Molly Hanson says:

    I’ve been trying to decide how and when to begin a foreign language study with my young sons. So, no second language exposure yet.

  14. Tamara Chewning says:

    Following on Twitter and tweeted:

  15. Tamara Chewning says:

    I read via rss for outlook. 🙂

  16. Just subscribed to Simple Homeschool…didn’t know about it until this awesome “block party”!

  17. I have raised my four daughters speaking French and English in the home, but my youngest has been asking if I will teach her Spanish! I’m off to look at the La Clase divertida link now 🙂

  18. Bronwyn says:

    My son is being raised bilingual in English and German because my husband’s from Austria. He’s also been exposed to some Spanish and a bit of Italian. I would love the opportunity to train him more in Spanish as well.

  19. Bronwyn says:

    I’m also subscribed via Google Reader.

  20. My boys were born while we were living in Israel, so they have been exposed to Hebrew and Arabic. We are now living in the US, and have started to learn Spanish. I am currently looking for a curriculum to use next year in our homeschool, so this would be fantastic!!
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  21. I also subscribe via RSS and have a signed copy of your book would be awesome! 🙂
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  22. We live overseas so we are exposed to Bahasa Indonesian on a daily basis.

  23. Kimberly says:

    just subcribed!!

  24. Kimberly says:

    My in laws only speak spanish and we are getting ready to live with them!! My twin 4year olds and I don’t speak spanish so this will be an adventure!

  25. Jessica Brammer says:

    Living overseas our children are exposed to Indonesian and it is very cute when they try to say the words they hear.

  26. We lived in China for several years when our oldest was a baby, so she was learning Chinese as she learned to speak English. When she was 2 she had a small vocabulary of Chinese words, but then we came back to the U.S., and now 5 years later she doesn’t remember much of what she knew. But my husband and I do know some Chinese, and we’ll teach the kids some words from time to time.
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  27. I subscribe to Simple Homeschool!
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  28. Although I don’t speak it fluently, it has been really important to me that my children be exposed to Hebrew. Besides hearing it in Shul on Saturdays, my oldest goes to school where many of the children are native Hebrew speakers, and the teachers use Hebrew everyday. I would love to be able to expose them to another language as they get older.

  29. I subscribe through Bloglines.

  30. My boys have not yet been exposed to another language, but I think it is really important for them to learn Spanish.

  31. My kids have not been exposed to foreign language, but would love them to be exposed to Spanish!

  32. I subscribe!

  33. My son was born in Nicaragua, and we occasionally use Roseta Stone.
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  34. melanie says:

    my kids (4 and 2) have only heard spanish from sesame street … would LOVE to learn spanish as a family! we’ve thought about getting rosetta stone someday, but this giveaway would be a GREAT start!!

  35. melanie says:

    i subscribe to your feed!

  36. My little boy has been exposed to some foreign language (as I am multi-lingual)…but we hope to give him opportunities to become fluent in at least as many languages as myself. Spanish is easier, as we live in Texas and he also has some Peruvian relatives who married into my side of the family. Romanian will be harder for him to get here in the US, but I hope to expose him to that as well. Any other languages he wants to learn will be available to him as well. I feel that it is very important to learn other languages and cultures and not be so insular as people in the US tend to be.

  37. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  38. Our girls have been exposed to spanish by me, but we are working towards being more fluent and learning from more than just momma. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. I spoke some Spanish in college so i point to some things and say the Spanish words and get books from the library that are in Spanish to read to the girls.

  40. I subscribe.

  41. I subscribed via email.

  42. Wow!! I am planning on using La Clase Divertida this coming school year but have not purchased yet…I would love to win it and save the money! 🙂 My kids have had some very basic Spanish, and then 1 year of Latin…I am wanting to focus on Spanish a little bit more next year and have been researching options for a few months now. I have just narrowed it down to this program! 🙂
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  43. I subscribe to this blog through my Google Reader! 🙂
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  44. My father-in-law is fluent in spanish (he’s actually a college spanish teacher) and when he is around, he gives them crash courses in basic spanish. We’ve been working on basic, handy spanish phrases and I try to remember to use them as often as possible and to work in vocabulary when I can. We also count a lot in spanish, german and french. We would love to go a bit further in our quest to learn spanish!

  45. My kids have not yet been exposed to a foreign language. I’ve been going between French (which I already know from 4 years in high school), or learning Spanish along with them and teaching Dad, too.

  46. My kids have not been exposed to a foreign language.

  47. I am a subscriber.

  48. My two girls are half Hispanic and we didn’t start with one of us speaking spanish and the other english. But, we do have english-free dinners where everyone speaks spanish and they pick up a few words here and there. They are eager to learn now!

  49. My in-laws speak French and we’ve been to Paris and french-speaking parts of Africa. I do hope to try the rosetta stone french with my littles…maybe next year (expensive but effective?). Actually, I’d like our whole family to learn. I know a little form high school but think it would be education + bonding to learn a language together.
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  50. and of course I subscribe here!
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  51. Sheryll says:

    My children have been exposed to Spanish through their grandparents who have been missionaries in Ecuador for 20 years. La Clase Divertida is a curriculum I have been considering purchasing after seeing it in The Well-Trained Mind. Can’t wait to get my kids really going with Spanish!

  52. Sheryll says:

    I am a subscriber here! (my 2nd entry)

  53. The only foreign language my children have been exposed to is the one my 4 year old has created for himself. He likes to think he can speak other languages, so I think he would really enjoy learning how to actually speak spanish.

  54. Jenna C. says:

    we play music cds in many different languages, and I try to use my minimal knowledge of French and Spanish to expose them to some words. Our neighbors speak French at home, so I am hoping to expose them to that, maybe pay her to give actual lessons.

  55. I am subscribed to your feed also.

  56. Jenna C. says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader too.

  57. My mother speaks Spanish so my children hear it from her.

  58. I’m a subscriber too.

  59. I wish my kids were exposed to more Spanish. My husband and I travel to Cen Am. on mission trips and really want to teach the kids more Spanish. (it will be part of my 6th grader’s curriculum next year)
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  60. I subscribe via email
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  61. sarah hill says:

    they have a little bit of spanish exposure from various media (music, tv show), but i would love to have a formalized way to teach!

  62. umm…. Dora. lol. My father in law speaks fluent Spanish, but unfortunately is not around my daughter enough to teach her. I have been researching the programs lately so that she’ll get a head start.

  63. Already subscribed in my reader 🙂
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  64. We take French classes for young children taught by a good friend, a french teacher. My kids also hear Spanish frequently and like to pretend to speak it to me!

  65. I subscribe.

  66. A little bit of Spanish, and we start sign language early on.

  67. I also subscribe through email.

  68. My kids have just seen some Spanish on computer games like Handy Manny and Dora and Diego.
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  69. I subscribe in my reader.
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  70. Julie S says:

    My children have not been exposed to a foreign language (other than things like Dora)….yet! I plan to teach them Spanish this year, though.

  71. Julie S says:

    I am a subscriber!

  72. A little bit of spanish and a small amount of german.

  73. I’ve subscribed through google reader.

  74. nothing intensive, but i speak french to them on occasion and we (my husband and i) both speak spanish to them as well. this would be a great way to fill out the gaps. thanks!
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  75. i subscribe.
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  76. Julie S says:
  77. hope I win. we have had little exposure to FL as a family
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  78. I already subscribe to RSS
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  79. Jessica says:

    Not much foreign language exposure… 🙁

  80. Brianamama says:

    My son is In spansih immersion preschool, and I am considering homeschooling him, so this would be so helpful!

  81. Jessica says:

    My husband and I occassionally speak Spanish to our kids, but wish we were more regular with it!

  82. Jessica says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  83. Brianamama says:

    I subscribed!

  84. I am a subscriber.
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  85. My daughter has only been exposed to Spanish in public settings, like the grocery store or my husband’s company picnic.
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  86. Kate E. says:

    If you consider Doric a foreign language, then yes. (It is a regional dialect from northern Scotland.) 🙂

  87. Kate E. says:

    I subscribe with Google reader.

  88. I subscribe.
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  89. Only when I pull out some phrases from high school Spanish to tease them with. And I make up funny accents when I read to them….
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  90. Three of my five children are adopted from Ethiopia – so that means all 5 have been exposed to different languages (Amharic and English!) Spanish was my minor in college, but, sadly, I have not pushed it much with my kids. Would love to get something going for them to spur me on!!!

  91. I am really excited about this giveaway. I have been searching for a spanish curriculum for my children. We live and work in Costa Rica with children at risk. I am in my first year of homeschooling and one of my biggest concerns in starting to homeschool was that my children would lose the Spanish they were learning in school. And it´s true – that´s exactly what´s happening. I love the benefits of homeschooling and am enjoying it immensely, but my one regret or problem I can’t fully resolve is the Spanish. It’s been really hard to find a curriculum, especially on a missionary budget. I have simple homeschool subscribed in my reader and also linked on my blog site! Thanks!
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  92. A little French & Spanish.

  93. I subscribe with google reader and link on my blogsite!
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  94. My kids are learning French but they keep asking me about Spanish! I think they would love to learn Spanish as well!

  95. 2nd entry for subscribing in my feed reader!

  96. Awesome prizes.

    My children have been exposed to Spanish all of their lives. My mother-in-law is fairly fluent, and my husband strongly believes that our girls need to know how to speak Spanish living in our area. I have been through several different curriculum resources, and our oldest is just going into first grade! Right now we are focusing on reading to the girls in Spanish, since our library has a pretty decent selection of Spanish language children’s books. I would love to get my hands on La Clase Divertida, though…the DVD instruction sounds like it would be great!

  97. Emily B says:

    We are lucky enough to get to travel to Mexico yearly and my kids are starting to make friends there. Hopefully on one of these trips they will venture out more into speaking the language! I have been looking for an affordable language curriculum to work on at home.

  98. Emily B says:

    I subscribe here too!

  99. my kids have been exposed to Spanish from my parents. I was born in Argentina & have LOTS of family there…but I could really use the help in training my kids so they can communicate w/their family

  100. I subscribe via google feeder

  101. Yes, my kids get a little bit of Spanish from me and shows like Dora.

  102. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  103. I would love to be able to this curriculum as my own instead of having to return the one I borrowed from the library after one week!

  104. The kids and I are learning Latin, Korean, and Spanish together. My husband is learning Turkish. This curriculum would be fabulous for us!!

  105. I’m an email subscriber and so happy to be.

  106. My kids have been exposed to Spanish. I had lessons in school. I’ve traveled to Ecuador a couple of time. My fathers new wife is Spanish and she talks to the kids often. They like the idea of learning a new language.
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  107. I’m a subscriber!
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  108. My children have not had much exposure to a new language and we would like that to change! (And I have really wanted to read your book!)

  109. I was a French major and many of them want to learn or have learned a few words. (I know they should be fluent, already, but my background was French literature, so that is where the bulk of my vocabulary is, too.) But, Spanish is on the list for the whole family this year since we live just a stone’s throw from the border.
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  110. I look forward to this one, the traveller in me would love to travel the world and speak every conceivable language too:))

  111. logsplitter says:

    My mother-in-law lives in Puerto Rico so the children hear Spanish frequently.

  112. My children have had little exposure to Spanish! We would love to try this program in our first year of homeschooling this fall!

  113. I am a subscriber!

  114. My kids haven’t been exposed to any foreign languages but it is something we would like to begin soon.

  115. Naomi H says:

    We speak English at home but live in Slovakia, so my kids are bilingual. I would actually really like your book. 🙂

  116. Naomi H says:

    I subscribe via reader.

  117. I subscribe by email.

  118. I subscribe via email.

  119. My little one has not been exposed to learning another language. He has listened in on another language at a restaurant and was facinated.

  120. Heather says:

    Yes, my children have been exposed to Spanish from family members, friends and people in our community.

  121. They have been exposed to a little German and Spanish.
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  122. I subscribe via email, thanks for the giveaways!
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  123. Kate F. says:

    My girls have not formally been exposed to any other languages. However, we do hear many other languages while we are out and about.

  124. I have some Spanish skills and have always tried to pepper some Spanish throughout the kids’ childhood. Especially with Copa del Mundo on when dad gets home each night, my youngest has really taken an interest in Spanish so we’re sure to take advantage of that!

  125. We haven’t started with foreign language yet–but I’m planning for us to all learn Spanish together.

  126. Christy says:

    No languages! Yet!

  127. Christy says:

    I follow!

  128. I would soooooooooooo love to win this package! My daughter hasn’t been seriously exposed to a second language, but I did study Spanish for years (including it being my minor in college) and I would love an opportunity to teach it to her!
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  129. I subscribe via email.
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  130. I subscribe via email.
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  131. I tweeted!
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  132. I would love to win the Spanish lessons kit! My two daughters have been exposed to a tiny bit of Spanish when we lived in Tucson, AZ, and both seemed very curious about another language. This would be great for us.

  133. My kids had a little french in preschool, a little Spanish in K/1 and my son had a little exposure to Japanese with my husband from Rosetta Stone. I want to start a language in the fall, but they are expensive and I don’t know what will work best. So excited about this one.

  134. Danielle Zilly says:

    My child learns Spanish through a sitter that watches her once a week.

  135. I have tried to expose my kids to Spanish. I know a little of the language and would like them to learn. This would be a great tool.

  136. I am a subscriber!

  137. My kids have had a little contact with spanish through my family and of course Dora and Diego. We’re currently looking for more things for them to learn from 🙂

  138. Lisa Gonzales says:

    My daughter, so far, has only been exposed to Spanish with colors/numbers/some greetings via flashcards, and Dora the Explorer. I would love a curriculum to teach her more!

  139. tracy smith says:

    My daughter is Chinese – so we dabble in Chinese in our house and she will attend a school where Chinese is taught. Her preschool also teaches some spanish.

  140. Lisa Gonzales says:

    I subscribe in a reader…and love not missing any posts!

  141. tracy smith says:

    I am also a subscriber and enjoy the blog.

  142. My children have been exposed to Spanish (songs and strangers) and German (friend).
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  143. And I subscribe to Simple Homeschool – would love your book!
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  144. lindsey says:

    Spanish-a bit. Its prevalent where we live.

  145. lindsey says:

    i subscribe.

  146. My kids have been exposed to a tiny bit of Spanish. We’re hoping to learn it with them in the years to come.

  147. I subscribe via email.

  148. A little tiny bit of French, because that’s what I studied. We also have a Babar book that we read often.
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  149. My husband is french, so our kids are bilingual.

  150. I am subscribed via GoogleReader.
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  151. I am also subscribed through Google Reader.

  152. Kate F. says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader

  153. Christine says:

    My kids have been a little bit to Spanish, and a little to Hebrew.

  154. Christine says:

    I subscribe to SH by e-mail.

  155. We have many friends from south & central america (El Salvador, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Chile) and hear a lot of Spanish– I”m not fluent, but we are always trying to learn a few new words and teach the children the right accent.

  156. Kelley S. says:

    Although my daughter is only 4 months old, I try to speak Spanish to her as often as possible, and take advantage of the fact that my best friend is a Spanish professor too. 🙂

  157. Fromagette says:

    I speak some French and my husband speaks German and Portugese, so my kids have been exposed a little to those.

  158. Kelley S. says:

    I subscribed via Google Reader!

  159. When my daughter was a baby I would speak some Japanese to her but not since then. I just don’t use the language much now.

  160. I’m an RSS subscriber.
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  161. My 3 year old was exposed to some Spanish in California and Portuguese now in London. But not regularly. I want to learn Spanish and help him learn it too!
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  162. Rebecca says:

    My children have had some exposure to spanish – most of it from when we frequent our favorite, local mexican joint!

  163. Emily Krenzke says:

    My kids have been exposed to a little spanish that my husband and I know and American Sign Language. We would LOVE this program!!!

  164. Anne Marie says:

    I try to introduce my limited Spanish skills to my children and integrate toys with Spanish options, but i would sooooo love to have a tool like this to work with them on it further!

  165. Anne Marie says:

    I am subscribed via email

  166. We have done some sign language and I love watching my kids learn it.

  167. I subscribe via feed reader.

  168. Wow, I love this one! My kids have had exposure to Spanish because of Spanish-speaking friends as well as my husband’s non-profit ministry, which serves lots of Hispanic clients. This would be such a great way for ALL of us to hone our skills!
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  169. And I am a Simple Homeschool subscriber!

  170. Still trying to figure out this “link to a tweet” thing, but I followed @simpleschool and here is a link to my page w/ the retweet:
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  171. My son has been exposed to Spanish briefly through Dora, but he mixes lots of Spanish in his daily vocabularily. I would love for him to learn more.

  172. My children have been exposed to French. My mother started teaching it to me when I was young and I studied it in school. I am woefully out of practice, but we still use it some. 🙂
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  173. I am a google reader follower!
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  174. Twitter follower. My tweet:
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  175. Eva Marina says:

    Oh, this would be so perfect! I am bilingual in Spanish and English. My son understands a lot of Spanish… but he does not want to speak it because none of his cousins speak Spanish. He doesn’t want to be the only one. I’ve been looking for a curriculum to use with him to help reinforce it.

  176. Eva Marina says:

    I follow on Google Reader!

  177. We have used some French and Spanish CDs with our little ones (4 1/2 and under) but I’ve been looking for something more comprehensive. This program sounds terrific!

  178. I subscribe in a reader.
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  179. happyheartshelpinghands says:

    My sister and her husband have lived in Afghanistan and are fluent in Dari, which we love to hear them speak. Otherwise, Dora is (sadly!) the extent of their Spanish language exposure. But since I once lived in Honduras as an infant/pre-schooler and in those early years spoke some of both languages, I’m eager for us ALL to learn Spanish!

  180. happyheartshelpinghands says:

    I subscribe by e-mail!

  181. My mother is Korean and is teaching my son to speak it. We also live in a community with a large latino population so we are encouraging him to learn Spanish as well.

  182. My daughter has had a little exposure to French and Spanish, but I would love to give her so much more.

  183. I subscribe to Simple Homeschool.

  184. Jessica says:

    My kids have had a little bit of exposure to Spanish and Japanese

  185. Jessica says:

    I subscribe via bloglines

  186. I’m subscribed by email subscription 🙂

  187. My kids have been exposed to german and danish through friends…. our best experience was a spanish immersion preschool. We’d love to be entered for Steady Days, it’s on our book wish list!
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  188. Little bits of spanish, but they really want more. I would LOVE a curriculum!

  189. What a great giveaway!

    My 16-month-old daughter has been minimally exposed to several languages: French, by the French-Canadian family enrolled in my early-childhood program; sign language by us; Spanish in books and music.
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  190. I am a follower.
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  191. Aubrey R says:

    My husband knows some Spanish phrases and uses them often.

  192. My kids haven’t really been exposed to spanish via the TV, but not so much in real life.

  193. I subscribed to email!

  194. My kids haven’t had any foreign language yet. This program looks awesome! What a fantastic giveaway. I’ve had my eye on Steady Days for quite awhile.

  195. I follow Simple Homeschool viz Google Reader. Love your site!!!

  196. I follow on twitter and tweeted!

  197. When our kids come along, we REALLY want to get them exposed to other languages. Most likely Spanish, but I’d love to get them connected to an Asian language. We’ve both learned some Korean and Thai, but not enough to converse well.

  198. I’m subscribed through Google Reader 🙂
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  199. We are trying, as best we can, to expose our 3 year old to a second language. My husband and I both speak passable French, so that is what we’re going with. However, we’d like to expose him to Spanish as well.

  200. P.S. I’ve subscribed to this feed via email! Thanks!

  201. Belinda says:

    We have been exposed to german, french and spanish. I look forward to improving our spanish!

  202. Belinda says:

    I have subscribed to simple homeschool. I look forward to future posts!

  203. I don’t know whether this counts as a “foreign” language, but we have worked on teaching our children American Sign Language. They’re still young so we haven’t done a lot yet, but we hope to do more this year.

  204. Rachel M. says:

    My 18 month old daughter understands English and Spanish equally well. She is starting to say different words and phrases that we can make out and they are both English and Spanish. My husband only spoke Spanish until he was 18 and I learned how to speak Spanish. I would love this curriculum for homeschooling my daughter and teaching her to read and write Spanish too!

  205. Rachel M. says:

    I am a subscriber to this blog!

  206. I occasionally pick up my high school spanish and use as much of it as I can to communicate during a day. My son will ask, “Mom, what are you talking?” He’s 2 1/2 and has learned that if ever he doesn’t understand what Mommy is saying, maybe she’s using another language. 🙂

  207. I’m subscribed!

  208. My two children began school & continued in a Waldorf school for 3 1/2 years until last February (2010) when we decided to homeschool. Both (ages 7 and 9) had Spanish twice a week in the classroom, and we didn’t want that to stop. We were invited to join a couple local homeschooling families who hired (fortunate for us) the same Spanish teacher to come in to their home twice a week to teach their children. Much to my childrens benefit we enjoyed the remainder of the year continuing their Spanish lessons in the same manner as when they were in a classroom, but with much more freedom and joy.

  209. I’ve subscribed… =)

  210. MichelleH says:

    My kids are learning ASL and we’re trying to add in Spanish. This program would be helpful with that.

  211. MichelleH says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  212. Heather says:

    We’d love to learn Spanish together, the kids are exposed a little to Hawaiian but it is not something we speak in the home.

  213. Heather says:

    Subscribed via email

  214. My husband is from Mexico so we also speak Spanish in our home. Well, we being my husband and I, the girls mostly speak English but at least they understand most of the Spanish.

  215. I subscribe in Google reader.
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  216. Sarah O says:

    I already subscribe to Simple Mom via the weekly email and Google Reader.

  217. Adrienne says:

    No, my son has not been exposed to any foreign language, but really want to begin something like this with him.

  218. Adrienne says:

    I subscribe via google reader.

  219. Stacy McCabe says:

    3 of my boys closest friends speak primarily spanish. The only English they speak is at church. We spend as much time with them as possible outside of church.

  220. Not much yet! Though I would live to teach them spanish. My two oldest (ages 3 and 5) know how to say some colors, but that’s about it so far.
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  221. Christy says:

    My kids have been (minimally) exposed to Spanish, only when I choose to speak it with them, or when we read the few children’s books we have in Spanish.

  222. Christy says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader!

  223. Shannon says:

    I’m subscribed via facebook and email!

  224. Shannon says:

    My oldest has studied latin for 2 years. My littles and I are starting Spanish next school year!

  225. Julie Gonsalves says:

    my oldest child took mommy and me spanish classes for about a year before her brothers came on the scene. now it feels as if the language acquired during that time is a distant memory.

  226. hmmm does being born in India count?
    Well besides that we jsut have Dora over here…I’ve been thinking about looking into Spanish DVD’s for the kids. We tried ‘Muzzy’ for fun once from the library but it wasnt a hit.

  227. Danyelle says:

    The only exposure my daughter has gotten to a foreign language is Dora.

  228. Danyelle says:

    I subscribe via google reader.

  229. Bethany says:

    My hubby is from Mex City but I only speak English. When my in-laws lived in town, my kids were exposed to Eng/Span but when they moved away, so did the 2nd language… but we hope to re-vive it!

  230. Mine hasn’t been exposed to a foreign language yet, but we would like to become expats in Europe or somewhere cool.

  231. i sub via RSS, too.
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  232. My sons have had exposure to some basic Spanish at their school, and some basic Korean which is my heritage.

  233. I subscribe via Google Reader

  234. Yes, my children have been *exposed*to Spanish, as well as French, but speak only English fluently. We live in SW FL and it is almost a MUST that we understand Spanish. 😉 We have Rosetta Stone, but it has not worked well for us. My husband and I looked at La Clase Divertida at the FPEA Homeschool Convention – I’d LOVE to give it a try!! 🙂

  235. I tweeted it!! 🙂
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  236. & I subscribed via Google Reader.

  237. Carrie K says:

    We are studying Spanish in our Homeschool!

  238. Carrie K says:

    I follow Simple Homeschool via Google Reader

  239. We have done sign language with all our children.

  240. I subscribe via email.

  241. My son hasn’t really been exposed to a foreign language, but I’d love for him to learn one…especially spanish!

  242. My kids have not been exposed to a foreign language yet. We’ve been focusing on the basics so far (oldest will be in 1st grade in the fall).
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  243. I subscribe in Google Reader!
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  244. I am subscribed using google reader.

  245. My oldest (7) did a spanish class during homeschool co-op last year.

  246. I already follow on google reader.

  247. We are part of an International Playdate so my toddler has been exposes to Japanese, German, French, Swedish, Spanish and Chinese. Time to focus on one language though and (as I speak Spanish) I think we’re going with Spanish! This is PERFECT!
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  248. We have been teaching our children some basic French and they love it!

  249. I subscribe in Google reader.

  250. I have been trying to teach my son Cantonese and a few phrases that I know in Mandarin.

  251. we love learning Latin through chant.
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  252. I am a subscribed reader.
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  253. My kids went to a spanish class for about 5 weeks. We also have many spanish speaking members at our church.

  254. We’ve been using Spanish flashcards to learn everyday words. We’re also blessed with family members who speak Italian, French and Russian so I’m hoping to have a introduce these through some wonderful vintage children’s books I’ve found.

  255. I’ve been trying to teach a bit of spanish to my 4-year-old and would love this curriculum!

  256. I grew up in S. Korea so I speak Korean to my son and work to introduce the culture I grew up in to him.
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  257. I subscribe via Google reader.
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  258. Lindsey says:

    My son has not been exposed to a foreign language yet. However, I have been looking into different curriculum options, and would love to win!

  259. Tabatha says:

    Currently my oldest son is learning Latin but we would love to continue the exposure to Spanish because they (my oldest and youngest sons) currently watch and love Diego and Dora.

  260. Tabatha says:

    I am an email subscriber.

  261. We are a military family. My 4 year old was born in California and when he was 9 months old we moved to Sicily, where we had our, now, 2.5 year old. We didn’t expose them (or ourselves) to the language enough. We are now moving to Mexico City in two weeks and we are determined to learn Spanish! This would be so awesome to kick start the boys language skills (and mine, too!)
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  262. I follow/subscribe in Bloglines!
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  263. kathleen says:

    My low have been exposed to some Spanish though Dora. They can all count to 10 as good as they can in English. I would love for them to learn more.

  264. kathleen says:

    I subscribe to email

  265. My son is around some Spanish speakers in our neighborhood and in local businesses.

  266. our children were born in guatemala. our family has traveled to central america regularly and hope to continue doing so. as a family we are trying to learn spanish both for sentimental reasons and for necessity.

  267. I subscribed to this on my reader.

  268. Danielle says:

    My daughter has not been formally exposed to another language, but hears plenty in our extremely diverse area. She plays with a friend across the street who speaks mostly Spanish and limited English. They just laugh and run around together and seem to communicate with giggles!

  269. i am already a subscribed reader.

  270. my children did spanish in preschool and sadly that’s about it

  271. i subscribe by email

  272. We are an English-speaking family, but we live in an Hispanic majority community, so my kids hear and see Spanish around them in the neighborhood all the time.

  273. Oh, geez. The language question. See, it’s like this. My husband is a first generation American, so my son learns Flemish and Italian along with English. My father is also a first generation American, so he also gets to learn German. And I had a French minor in college.

    Add in Kai-Lan and Dora and my kid is the FBI’s dream in about 20 years.

  274. My daughter has been exposed to some Spanish. I am able to speak it fairly well (although I am not a native speaker!) and I try to speak to her in Spanish and expose her to television programs and books in Spanish.

  275. I subscribe through email

  276. We live in China so my girls are learning Mandarin.

  277. My kids have learned a bit of spanish. I wish they knew more!
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  278. Keyword is exposed: french, hebrew and spanish

  279. I sing to my two month old little guy in Spanish.
    My husband grew up in Venezuela, so I’d like our children
    to learn to speak Spanish as they grow. 🙂

  280. I subscribe to SimpleMom by email. Great stuff!! 🙂

  281. We have a 4 year old and two 2 year olds. We have not taught anything formally to them but have worked on Sign Language (ASL)-which I guess isn’t really a foreign language, Spanish and some Amharic (spoken in Ethiopia). We are working with one of our two year olds on English…for him, coming from Ethiopia it’s his third language that he’s been exposed to-so I guess it’s foreign to him. 🙂

  282. I am trying to teach my children the Greek alphabet.

  283. My littles are exposed to foreign languages on a daily basis. We live in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States and hear everything from Spanish to Korean to icelandic.

  284. subscribed this evening via feeder!

  285. I am subscribed to Simple Homeschool.
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  286. My kids have been exposed to Spanish. My husband and I speak a little as well as my grandparents.

  287. Hmmm…small bits of lots of languages! We have lived in Korea for the past 2 years, so they were immersed in it, but speak very little. They have visited China, Japan, & Thailand, but again, it’s just the basics of each language to be polite! This would be awesome!!
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  288. Danielle says:

    My daughter looks forward to Ms Christina’s spanish class every Monday! We also love the Professor Pocket cds — “sing spanish speak spanish”

  289. Danielle says:

    I am a subscriber!

  290. I subscribe in a blog reader!

  291. my kids haven’t been exposed to another language, yet, but my 8 year old (we homeschool) is totally ready. she can’t decide between Spanish and French, but is leaning towards Spanish because she loves the way it sounds!

  292. I get your emails and love having them land in my inbox! thanks!
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  293. michelle baker says:

    We plan on introducing spanish to my son soon

  294. michelle baker says:

    I subscribe

  295. Aye! I am desperate for La Clase Divertida!


    I am currently trying to teach my children Spanish.
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  296. I also subscribe via Google Reader

  297. And just followed and tweeted…
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  298. Fiona Hales says:

    I’ve been trying to teach my kids a few Spanish words using online resources and a small book, but I don’t speak it at all! I’d love this resource to help.

  299. Fiona Hales says:

    I subscribe by email

  300. Yes – Latin and Spanish

  301. My children, ages 3, 5, 7, and 9, have not been exposed to a foreign language, but I would love for them to learn one.

  302. Well, around here it’s a competition between mama’s affinity for spanish and daddy’s love of french…but more consistently they’re learning sign language. We’d both love for them to get the sound of foreign languages in their ears and under their tongue…not just in their hands!

  303. I’m a subscriber to Simple Homeschool.
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  304. We’ve done a little Spanish and a bit of Latin. I would love the Spanish program to do with my younger students.
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  305. My 5 year old has had some exposure to Spanish, but he would love to learn more!

  306. I’m a subscriber. Thanks!

  307. Our daughter is very lucky to be exposed to another language. My husband is from Mexico so he and his family will often speak Spanish to Ellie! We are also working on teaching her sign language too!
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  308. Crystal says:

    My son is exposed to many different language….at the playground! Our neighborhood is so diverse, other Parents are always speaking to their children in Spanish, French, and other languages I can’t decipher.

  309. Yes – Espanol – thanks to my husband!!!

  310. Tricia Ortega says:

    My guys have been exposed to Spanish thanks to my husband and his family. I think a second (or third, or fourth) language is such a wonderful gift to give a child. They also hear some German and know a bit of American Sign Language. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  311. Tricia Ortega says:

    I’m a subscriber!!!

  312. I read you through Google Reader

  313. The only foreign language my kids have been exposed to is Spanish vie Dora and Diego:).

  314. Jessica says:

    No, sadly! I hope we can add that in the years to come.

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