Top positive review
Looks good, kind of small
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2014
I bought both Spanish I and II for grades K-5 for my 9 year old. We haven't used them yet, but I did look through them.
They cover a good amount of vocabulary
They aren't overwhelming, each page only has about 5-8 vocab words on it.
The pictures are colorful but not cheesy and cartoon-like (I hate that for kids older than about 5-6)
Seem very nice for the price.
The not-so-good (I won't go as far as saying "bad"):
The books are kind of slim and small. They are both only 80 pages including the table of contents and answer key, and measure about 6"x9", smaller than most workbooks. Still, I think they cover a lot.
They do not introduce much in the way of actually SPEAKING Spanish. Verbs and common phrases are not included in the lessons, aside from a small amount in the instructions (which are translated). You will definitely want to purchase something to supplement these to teach verbs and common phrases.
Spanish I contains vocab for: Town Square, Alphabet, Numbers (1-20), Colors, Days of the Week, Seasons of the Year, Weather, Animals, The Body, Clothing, Sports, Family, The House, Household Items, Food, At the Table, At School, The Classroom, Helpers in the Community, Professions, Transportation.
Spanish II contains: Numbers (1-40), Calendar, At the Supermarket, Fruits, Vegetables, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Health, Accessories, Household Items, Tools and Materials, Communication, Activities, In the City, At the Bank, In the country, Wild Animals, Nature.
One additional note: I think K-5 is an accurate grade level expectation, but for pre-readers and pre-writers, you will obviously have to work through it together and practice together. Older children could do much of it independently though.