Your goal is to help the nice aliens in each new situation: driving, cleaning house, cooking, eating, taking care of the baby. Listen hard and have fun! Here are some tips:
Here are some tips:
Don't worry if you make a mistake, just move on.
Don't translate into your language! Just listen and do. If you want to repeat what you hear, that is great.
Think in English, Spanish or French!
The game is best for children 8-16. If you are working together with your child, or helping your child start, the keys are:
Make sure they understand that they have to help the alien family! This sets up each stage.
Make sure the children are comfortable with the word book before moving to the game. If the words are new, it is a good idea to take a couple sessions to practice the words. Turn off the sound and writing in the word book. When the children are calling out the words themselves with some confidence, they can move on to the game.
If your child is 5-7, it is still possible to use the game, but you have to do it together. There are a lot of words in each of the stages, so take your time!
If you are working with younger children, you can let them play in their own language to reinforce the bilingual concept.
Encourage repeating the language. Try to keep the rule of no translating.