Posted by Jim on October 31, 2011
Speekee – Week 4
Another week complete and here comes our weekly wrap-up. We re-watched Video 1 – “El Parque”. Then we reviewed some of the things that we have learned the past few weeks. We practiced greetings, introductions, counting, etc. Our favorite review game was playing “CUIDADO!” One of us would pretend to do something dangerous (like holding an unlit candle) and the rest of us would shout, “CUIDADO!” My 2 year old kept asking to playing long after we were done. She picked up on it so quickly. My best “ah-ha” moment of the week was when my 2 year old was playing play-doh and began counting the play-doh tubs on her own in Spanish. Wow, not only does she get it, she remembers it, and thinks of it on her own.
Have a great week,
[Jim] Guess who made the classic mistake of thinking his new product would immediately ‘sell like hot cakes’?
Yes indeed, yours truly. And that, after already having started and grown a business in the past (later selling said business).
The thing is, I knew the ingredients that went into making Speekee, and I knew that everything fell into place when it came to scripting, filming, post production etc. I knew it had quality – and great educational value.
But products do not sell like hot cakes unless the punters know of their existence first, and, surely, many a great product has disappeared before it has even got going.
Among the many marketing notches a business can add to its belt is a positive testimonial from the customer, and Speekee has never been short of these. Not so long ago we ran a promotion with our friends at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, in which around one hundred homeschoolers reviewed Speekee. After, I collected all the positive comments they made… over 90 of them, and you can see them here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=193986447297642
Speekee TV is available at http://www.speekee.co.uk/online.php – the first two weeks are absolutely free. Subscriptions are $7.50 per month thereafter, and you can cancel any time (-;
Boca Beth Bilingual Products are sold online at http://www.BocaBeth.com – we offer award-winning CDs, DVDs, coloring/activity books that are presented in both Spanish and English with FREE shipping available.
Posted by Aaron on September 20, 2011
Jim wrote earlier on why we don’t recommend use of subtitles in Speekee TV, at least initially. But as Jim said, the choice is of course yours. If you aren’t sure how to turn the subtitles off, it’s simple! There’s a button in the top right of the video player – just click this to switch them on or off.
If you can’t see the button (circled in yellow in the picture above) just move your mouse over the video to make it appear.
Note: Speekee TV subtitles are not available on the iPad, iPhone, Wii and possibly other devices.