For Homeschools, Parents, and Tutors
The Homeschool Program is an adapted version of the School Program optimized for smaller groups of 2-4 students. It includes all the same content as the School Program, over 100 hours of instruction. The large posters and classroom-sized accessories are replaced with smaller versions that are user-friendly and budget-friendly.
The Homeschool Program includes a comprehensive Instructor Manual designed for small-group instructors and a One-Year Instructor License for the Online Program.
Student Logins may be added separately.
- Homeschool Instructor Manual
- ONLTSU One-Year Instructor License for Online Program
- CD07 Music CD & Lyrics Booklet
- FS01 Domino & Mini Verb Conjugation Card Set
- CC12 Cognate Picture Cards (162 cards)
- BG5HS13 14 Bingo Card Sets (5 cards each)
One set of Student Materials included for reference:
- CF00 Cognate Folder With Audio Download
- SB00 Student Book
- WB1234 Activity Workbooks 1-4
Additional student materials available for purchase, including Student Logins for the Online Program.
Themes included: Pronunciation, Colors & Shapes, Emotions & Greetings, Body, Directions, Numbers, Family, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Calendar (Days, Months, Seasons, Holidays), Time, Verbs, Personal Pronouns, Food & Set the Table, House, Places, Occupations, Clothes, Farm Animals, Gender (Masculine/Feminine), To Be (Ser, Estar, Tener), Additional Songs (Questions, Magic Words, etc.)
Lessons are aligned with ACTFL Standards.
The Domino Cards provide a fun, interactive way to practice vocabulary. Students match words to their corresponding pictures. The domino pictures can also be used as mini flashcards to play many other games.
The Mini Verb Conjugation Cards are a smaller version of the large picture cards used in the school program. The Personal Pronoun Cards have slits to insert the verb word cards in the different verb conjugation endings. Students learn to build picture sentences using the traffic light association cards for present, past, and future tense.
The Cognate Picture Cards have beautiful color illustrations of easy vocabulary that is similar in Spanish and English. These easy words help students discover that the already know many Spanish words, building confidence in their language skills! Cognate words can also be incorporated into the Q&A for added variety.
The Cognate Folder with Audio Download has these same illustrations printed on the front and back of the folder and comes with a link to download the audio of the pronunciation of these words. We recommend that schools purchase a folder for each student to practice pronunciation and reading skills.
These products contain 162 words, divided into 14 categories: Musical Instruments, Animals, Sports, Fruits, Insects, Transportation, Fantasy, Food, Nature, Family, Places, Drinks, Reptiles, Vegetables, House.
The Student Book is the heart of the Risas y Sonrisas Spanish for Kids Program. Each theme is first introduced by a song that teaches the vocabulary. Students can follow along with the song using the book illustrations or by reading the lyrics. The vocabulary is then reinforced with a set of commonly used Q&A. Skits then place the Q&A in a real-world context, solidifying the vocabulary acquired through the lesson. A cultural point closes the chapter.
In the course of the program, students learn pronunciation, masculine/feminine, use of “to be,” and they learn to build sentences in the present, past and future.
The Homeschool Program includes one Student Book. Depending on your needs, you may want to purchase an additional book for each student using the program.
The Activity Workbooks allow students to practice and reinforce in writing the material presented in the program. Each workbook covers 2 chapters from the Student Book. The Workbooks include fun illustrated activities such as Draw the Word, Choose the Picture, and Scrambled Words. Each workbook also includes 40 cognate pictures on the back cover, as well as the song lyrics and skits scripts for the chapters it covers.
The Homeschool Program includes one set of Activity Workbooks (1-4). Depending on your needs, you may want to purchase an additional set of Activity Workbooks for each student using the program.
The Music CD includes 39 original songs that introduce Spanish vocabulary and phrases with catchy tunes. Music is an essential element in the Risas y Sonrisas Program and speeds the learning process.
Lyrics are included in the Lyrics Booklet and can also be found in the Student Book and Activity Workbooks.
Every song is also included in the Online Program in three ways: Animated Song video, Sign & Sing video, Audio & Lyrics video.