Spanish for Homeschool

Do you want your children to speak Spanish? So do we!
  • Our homeschool program is designed for children ages 4+
  • You don’t need any prior Spanish knowledge to effectively use this program
  • Access all of our fun, effective learning tools: videos, stories, music, games, activities, and more

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    Your kids will love it – and they will learn...so easy, so approachable, [with] memorable characters in immersion-style dialogues. This is not a video curriculum where you park your kids in front of a screen and walk away, hoping they glean something of value. This is multi-sensory learning.
    - Heather
  • a homeschool family like yours
    My teaching degree is in Spanish, and… [this is] the best program I’ve found on the market. I’ll definitely recommend it to homeschooling families.
    - Sharie
  • Spanish Playground
    Designing a quality homeschool Spanish curriculum means building into the materials much of what an experienced teacher does in Spanish in the classroom. That is a complicated task! Calico Spanish has created a wonderful homeschool Spanish program that does exactly that and also makes learning Spanish lots of fun.
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    It was so fun, my kids were asking to do the lessons over the summer!
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    Some of the best elementary level Spanish curriculum out there. This program is heavy on love of the language and using it in your day to day life.
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    The interesting characters, engaging video stories, and fun music videos made it very enjoyable, and kept him asking for more.
    - Sara
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    The daily lessons are dummy-proof and my son is understanding the lessons. He is able to answer questions in full sentences and enjoys the videos.
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    The teacher's manual is scripted so it helps you every step of the way so that you are comfortable with teaching the material with no Spanish background.
    - Mindy
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    Our kids love the characters and the songs. It's great for the whole family!
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    Such a fun way for my kids to learn Spanish; they ask every day if we can do a Spanish lesson.
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    I love that it's comprehension-based and not list-memorizing-based and grammar rule-based. It's a much more natural way to learn language.
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    This program integrates all of the elements I've been looking for in a Spanish program to do at home - songs, books, video story lessons and complete lesson plans!
    - Cassandra
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    With so many online options, Calico really stands out. It's easy to use and it's great that it's divided by levels. I have tried so many other ones – but this one is definitely the best!
    - Ilana.
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    Your children might enjoy this so much that they might want to do Spanish every day! - Cathy Duffy

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Our engaging online curriculum has everything you need to teach homeschool Spanish. It will ensure you
see more smiles and hear more Spanish from your kids.

Teach Spanish to your kids

Easy to follow curriculum

You don’t need any prior Spanish knowledge, just follow our easy to teach daily lesson plans.

Engaging videos make learning fun

Our characters make learning fun with engaging video stories and music videos to sing-a-long to.

Extra resources to aid learning

View the activity sheets, flashcards and storybooks online. Or print them off at home to use later.

Buy printed copies of books and activities

Want to work offline? Get printed copies of storybooks and activities from our Members Store.

Available online all the time

Access all the videos and resources from every level whenever you want to, wherever you are for one low-monthly price.

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Make learning fun

The fun Calico Spanish characters help your child learn in a way which is familiar to them - by having fun.

Bite-sized chunks

Lesson vocabulary is introduced in small chunks throughout the lessons, so it’s easy to remember.

Encourage conversation

Our videos show the characters speaking Spanish, encouraging your child to try the phrases out, too.

Goal-based learning

An easy to follow curriculum with daily goals that allows you to track your (and your child’s) progress.

Put it into practice

We encourage your child to put language into practice with Spanish language activities and games.

Start with singing ...

... then move easily to speaking. Our Music Videos work alongside the lessons to help aid comprehension.

Cultural insights

Our Culture Capsules help your child learn about the culture in Spanish speaking countries.

Simplified teaching

Work through the daily lesson plans with all the material at the click of a mouse whenever you need it.

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Scaffolded levels provide for easy continuation of language learning

The full Stories Online for homeschool is divided into scaffolded levels, beginning with Level A and continuing through Level C. Each level is appropriate for use with children ages 4+, so you can begin your children's language learning journey to speak Spanish at any time.

  • Level A: Introduce children to the language and begin their journey to speak Spanish.
  • Level B: Expose children to more language and increase their vocabulary/structural knowledge to aid in understanding and speaking Spanish.
  • Level C: Improve children's comprehension skills for a more extensive ability to speak and communicate via conversational Spanish.

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  • Access first lesson from Levels A and B
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  • View and explore all Day 1-Day 7
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  • Includes 2 full-length Video Stories
    + 4 Music Videos
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Stories Online

$14.99 per month
  • Instant 24/7 online access
  • Full Access to Levels A, B and C
  • Unlimited access, monthly subscription
  • View and explore ALL lesson resources
  • 24 full-length Video Stories
    & 30+ Music Videos
  • Teacher's Guides w/ step-by-step lesson plans
    (View or Print from PDF)
  • Student activity sheets
    (View or Print from PDF)
  • Flashcards and full-sized posters
    (View or Print from PDF)
  • 11 Original Storybooks
    (Read-alouds in video format)
  • Access to Members Only Store
    (Option to buy full-color, printed resources)

Video Vault

$9.99 per month
  • Instant 24/7 online access
  • Access to all videos from Levels A, B and C
  • Unlimited access, monthly subsciption
  • View and explore video resources
  • 24 full-length Video Stories
    & 30+ Music Videos
  • Upgrade subscription at any time to
    unlock Full Level A, B and C resources
  • Reinforce Spanish speaking skills, and expand vocabulary

What will your children learn with Stories Online?

The scaffolded levels of Stories Online cover a range of topics.
Click through the tabs below to view the learning objectives of each of the levels in Stories Online.

Level A

By the end of Level A, your children will be able to complete the following tasks/learning objectives in Spanish:

  • I can greet someone.
  • I can tell my name.
  • I can say whether something is blue.
  • I can tell how old I am.
  • I can count to three.
  • I can describe something as blue.
  • I can identify a fish.
  • I can begin to identify the days of the week.
  • I can tell how I am.
  • I can say whether something is yellow.
  • I can tell you something about me.
  • I can describe the size of something as big or small.
  • I can describe myself as big, small, or smart.
  • I can tell you something I like to do.
  • I can describe something as yellow.
  • I can identify a monkey.
  • I can describe myself using basic adjectives.
  • I can tell whether I like something.
  • I can answer questions and give information about myself, including:
    - my name
    - my age
    - how I am doing
    - what I am like and
    - what I like to do.
Level B

By the end of Level B, in addition to everything they learned in Level A, your children will be able to complete the following tasks in Spanish:

  • I can begin to identify the months of the year.
  • I can identify something brown.
  • I can identify a dog.
  • I can tell someone “I love you.”
  • I can say something about my mom and/or dad.
  • I can tell someone else’s name.
  • I can identify something black.
  • I can talk about my brothers and sisters.
  • I can describe the color of something blue, yellow, black, or brown.
  • I can count to six.
  • I can identify a cat.
  • I can describe members of my family using several adjectives.
  • I can ask and answer the question “How many?”
  • I can use “tiene” to tell how many brothers and sisters someone has.
  • I can identify a rabbit.
  • I can identify something white.
  • I can talk about my grandparents.
  • I can identify someone that is old or young.
  • I can talk about someone running or playing.
  • I can ask simple questions to discover what people like.
  • I can talk about what other people like to do using some action words.
  • I can talk about my pets.
  • I can react to something I think is cool.
  • I can say what animals people like using several animal words.
  • I can answer questions and give information about my family, including:
    - family words
    - names
    - pets
    - what people are like, and
    - what others like to do.
Level C

By the end of Level C, in addition to everything they learned in Level A and Level B, your children will be able to complete the following tasks in Spanish:

  • I can say what time it is on the hour.
  • I can welcome someone to my house.
  • I can say a few things about my house.
  • I can tell someone my address in Spanish.
  • I can politely ask for something to eat or drink.
  • I can say I want something.
  • I can say that I’m hungry or thirsty.
  • I can mention some foods and drinks I like.
  • I can describe something as gray.
  • I can name some foods I like or don’t like to eat.
  • I can identify the kitchen and living room in my house.
  • I can begin to explain where something is.
  • I can say that I need something.
  • I can describe something as gray.
  • I can name some foods I like or don’t like to eat.
  • I can identify the kitchen and living room in my house.
  • I can begin to explain where something is.
  • I can say that I need something.
  • I can talk about how I feel.
  • I can say it’s time to do something.
  • I can mention something that someone has to do.
  • I can mention some activities I do in my house.
  • I can talk about where something is in my house.
  • I can say whether I want or don’t want to do something.
  • I can say some things that people do during the day.
  • I can categorize something as a person, place, or thing.
  • I can answer questions and give information about my home and routine, including: - making references to time (what time of day it is, what time it is, at what time I do something, that it is time to do something)
    - describing what my house is like
    - talking about some foods and drinks I like or don’t like
    - telling how I feel
    - expressing that I need, want, or have to do some
    - thing related to my daily activities
    - talking about my daily activities
    - describing where an object is located.
Level D

By the end of Level D, in addition to everything they learned in Levels A, B, and C, your children will be able to complete the following tasks in Spanish.

***Please note that the focus for Level D is subject to change and this list will be added to as Level D is still in development, and will be available in 2017.

  • I can describe something pink or orange.
  • I can identify the number of objects I see using numbers up to one hundred.
  • I can talk about some farm animals.
  • I can tell what the weather is like today.
  • I can talk about what weather is typical for a season where I live and in Mexico.
  • I can tell what kind of weather I like.
  • I can begin to tell the sequence of activities using before, after, and then.
  • I can talk about some clothes I wear for different types of weather and seasons.
  • I can mention some parts of my body to talk more about how I feel.
  • I can talk about activities someone does on a family farm in Mexico.
  • I can begin to give a reason using the word because.
Level E

By the end of Level E, in addition to everything they learned in Levels A, B, C, and D, your children will be able to complete the following tasks in Spanish.

***Please note that the focus for Level E is subject to change and this list will be added to as Level E is still in development, and will be available in 2018.

  • I can talk about some places in my city.
  • I can mention some places common in my city and in a city in Latin America.
  • I can identify and describe some zoo animals.
  • I can talk about what the weather and seasons are like in a city in Latin America.
  • I can identify some major geographical features where I live and in a country in Latin America.
  • I can begin to make plans with a friend to do something.
  • I can begin to use words and phrases like yesterday, last week, and tomorrow to identify when an activity happens.
  • I can describe something using many color words, including purple.
  • I can use numbers and phrases to use money in my currency and in a currency in Latin America.
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