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    Default Recommended learning software to teach Spanish-speaking pre-k niece English?

    Hello,

    My 5 year old niece just came to the US from Cuba and speaks no English. We are trying to get her into a Pre-K, but in the meantime, what computer games or programs do you recommend as a good learning tool for her to start to learn vocabulary? I'd like to get this for her for Christmas, but am unsure which programs/games are best.

    Any help would be most appreciated - thank you!

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    Default Re: Recommended learning software to teach Spanish-speaking pre-k niece English?

    I don't teach young learners, so will let those who do answer this, but you may find some useful resources here:
    Young Learners - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com

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    I have nothing against computer game/programs, but my honorary grandson, a three-year-old Czech, appears to be learning English just by enjoying watching Thomas the Tank Engine and other short children's films, and talking at length about the stories afterwards. There are dozens (probably hundreds) on Youtube.com - free (and apparently legal). The only downside is that Thomas and his nauseating friends now nearly drive me insane.

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    Dora the Explorer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Dora the Explorer" teaches young children Spanish in its original version, but versions are available where the characters speak mainly in Spanish and introduce English vocabulary.

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    Default Re: Recommended learning software to teach Spanish-speaking pre-k niece English?

    Thank you all! I greatly appreciate your suggestions and will look into all of them. I am excited to get her some tools to start learning. She is very shy when speaking English words and I think movies and/or games will help her gain confidence in learning a new language. She does love Dora, I think I will look into that too. THANKS!!

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