Games are one of the best ways to learn and Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids has created the fantastic Go Squish Cardgame to help your children learn Spanish in a way that is both fun and engaging! This is a game that our kids ask for over and over.
You’ve heard me gush before about our love for Foreign Languages for Kids. Our family adores this easy to use program. Foreign Languages for Kids is a video series that begins with “Basketballs aren’t for Breakfast” in which we follow three brothers through their breakfast routine. Featuring only kids, the series starts at 8:00 a.m, proceeding through the day with events children relate to, such as birthday parties, soccer games, play dates, getting ready for bed, etc. and ends at bedtime at 8:00 p.m.
The engaging video dialogue is entirely in Spanish and creates an immersion experience unlike any other program we’ve used.
But today I want to tell you about their Go Squish Cardgame!
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*Disclosure: I received Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids Spanish Starter Set 1 and the Go Squish Game at no cost and was compensated for my time in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Our family LOVES this program!
Go Squish Cardgame: A Fun Way to Learn Spanish
The Go Squish Cardgame is designed to be used alongside the Foreign Languages for Kids Spanish videos. What makes this game great?
- Go Squish is essentially “Go Fish” but with a Spanish twist
- Designed to be played in groups of 2-4 players
- Creates a familiarity with Spanish words and phrases used in the Foreign Languages for Kids videos.
- Game play help students develop a variety of connections with the content and form positive memories of learning.
- Makes Spanish words meaningful.
- The cards of the Go Squish game can also be used as flashcards for added Spanish practice.
My kids are having a ton of fun with this game!
How to Play the Go Squish Cardgame
The object of this game is to get Squisher, the International Blue Inchworm, enough bonus miles to get a free airline ticket to visit his friend. For example, Squisher wants to visit Bonito in Venezuela and will need 4000 miles. You choose how many points Squisher needs at the beginning of the game. The more points will mean a longer game.
Each matching pair of cards a player wins is worth 1000 points/miles for Squisher. A pair consists of a word card and its corresponding picture cards.
As I mentioned, the game is similar to “Go Fish.”
Six cards are dealt to each player and the rest are put in a pile in the middle. The first time you play begin with the level one. In level one, players ask using only the Spanish words for their pair. In the video below my daughter has a Desayuno card (breakfast) and is asking (Tienes) if I have a breakfast card. I answer, “No tengo desayuno” because I do not have the breakfast card. If I had the card she asked for I would answer, “Si, tengo desayuno!”
Foreign Languages for Kids and Go Squish Cardgame
There are two levels to the Go Squish Cardgame to give children a gentle but increasingly challenging introduction to the Spanish language. The words and phrases taught are relatable which makes them easily remembered. If you don’t have the Foreign Languages for Kids videos you can head over and sign up for their free trial membership. It comes with access to online, interactive games, and workbooks to expand the online lessons you’ll have access to.
The Go Squish Cardgame comes with three sets of cards, one for each video in the first DVD volume. It is only $20 and a wonderful way to immerse yourself in a second language.
We are loving this game. It is easy enough for children ages 5 and older….although our 4-year-old is playing with minimal help. The game comes with a full-color instruction booklet that helps you to learn the rules and Spanish phrases needed to play.
Who doesn’t love learning through games and play?