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One of my goals in homeschooling is to teach my girls a foreign language. Spanish is my top choice because we live in central Florida, so Spanish would be the most use for them. I also want to teach them French, American Sign Language, and maybe German. I know I want to learn German, because it’s such a good language for shouting in! 😉 I took Spanish for two years in high school, and while I do remember some of my lessons, I forgot a lot of it.
When I was contacted by Kids’ Candor to receive and review a bilingual educational kit, I was very excited. The Kids’ Candor Educational Kit Letters and Words would be a great way to introduce the girls to the Spanish language with activities we could incorporate into our daily lives.
What is Kids’ Candor?
Kids’ Candor offers Bilingual Early Child Development educational kits via subscription boxes. Yes, subscription boxes are all the rage, but this is one you have to check out! They are the first bilingual English and Spanish program that provides tools and guidance to educate children from birth through preschool. Kids’ Candor uses quality human interaction between the child and parent or caregiver. Kids’ Candor believes human interaction is essential for a child’s development. They believe in providing parents with quality games, materials, toys, original music, and easy to follow activities to make learning fun and engaging. Through a global point of view, Kids’ Candor helps us increase our children’s diversity through intelligence and abilities that will help our children have a more successful future.
What is included in the Kids’ Candor Educational Kit Letters and Words:
- Book: Curious George Visits the Library in English and Spanish
- Music: Kids Candor original CD Letters and Words
- 20 Activity cards
- Kids Candor laminated Alphabet guide with pronunciations in English and Spanish
- Laminated Alphabet Tracing Printout
- Toy: Melissa & Doug Alphabet Stamps (57 pieces)
- Writing paper including tracing pages and blank pages
- Index cards
- Washable Marker
What we loved about our Kids’ Candor Educational Kit Letters and Words:
- It includes everything you need. No scouring Pinterest for ideas and then running to numerous stores to buy everything.
- The kit has 20 activities all of which can be repeated over and over.
- The book is fun and engaging.
- The toy is relevant, engaging, and high quality. It is Melissa & Doug after all.
- The CD includes the lyrics.
What we disliked about our Kids’ Candor Educational Kit Letters and Words:
- Okay, I know this is just me being a bit pedantic, but the male singer on the CD sings too quiet for me. I have a hard time hearing him. Thank goodness the lyrics are printed inside the CD.
- I also wish they had included an alphabet song. Not only would it have helped with the pronunciation of each letter but the girls would have loved it.
What other Kids’ Candor kits are available:
Kids’ Candor Educational Kits are available as a monthly subscription. However, they do have some kits that are available for individual purchase.
- The ABC’s
- Letters and Words
- Let’s Count
- Numbers and Patterns
- The Colors of the Rainbow
- Move to Music
- The Farm Animals
- The Shapes
- Love and Family
- My Feelings
- Open and Close
- Body Parts and Senses
- How We Travel
- Time to Eat
The subscription kits are available in two formats The Essentials for $25.00 or Full Version for $45.00. The difference between the two kits is that the Full Version includes the educational toys.
Kids’ Candor Educational Kit Letters and Words Review
When our kit arrived, I was really excited. The first time, I opened the kit, I flipped through contents and thought “Wow, this is a really comprehensive kit. It’s definitely above Doodles’ (2.5) level and probably above Cakey’s (4) too.” When the girls and I went through the kit, they were just as excited as I was. I still had some reservations about it but they picked out an activity and we jumped in. Both girls blew me away with how quickly they picked up on the concept of the activity. Doodles needed a bit of coaching and modifying of the activity but she tried her best and did well.
After we finished, Cakey begged to practice writing her letters. While she traced each letter, I told her the letter in English and Spanish and she repeated them. Both the girls love listening to the CD. Cakey often request that I turn it up so she can dance more. Doodles has become quite smitten with Curious George Visits the Library and asks me to read it over and over again. However, Cakey does not like my stumbling along while trying to read it in Spanish and often tells me to not read it like that. Of course, both of the girls are obsessed with the stamps and ask to do activities with them daily.
All in all I’m really impressed with the Kids’ Candor Educational Kit Letters and Words. I do find the kits to be useful, beneficial, educational, and most of all fun! Honestly, anything that my girls both beg to do every day that is not only fun but educational is a win-win for me! I wholeheartedly give my recommendation of these kits.
James was stunned to see a letter that Cakey wrote to his mother after tracing her letters for the first time. The kid picked up writing that quickly? She may end up being a bigger reader than he is.
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Do you plan on teaching your children a foreign language? Which Kids’ Candor kit would your child enjoy?
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