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Giveaway: Bilingual, Spanish Alphabet Learning Cards

Submitted by on October 1, 2009 – 8:29 am14 Comments

Ingenio Alphabet learning cards

Congratulations to the winner of the alphabet cards: Alejandra. Thanks to all of you for participating.

Please note: Ingenio is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month by offering 15% off all toys & games at Amazon.com until Oct 15. In addition, all orders over $ 25 will qualify for FREE Super saver shipping. All you have to do is enter the code “HERITAGE” during checkout to receive the 15% discount. This offer is ONLY valid for purchases from the seller Smart Play at Amazon.com.

When my daughter was a toddler, I found a Spanish alphabet flip book in the dollar store. When I looked at it again at home, I discovered a couple of words were spelled incorrectly. Pues claro, that’s why it was in the dollar store.

No real matter, she carried it around with her and it gave me a good excuse to focus on teaching her the sounds of my first language, a language I work hard at passing on to her.

My girl is nearly 6-years-old and she knows that Spanish has a ll and ñ. And, I know that if I had found these Ingenio alphabet learning cards, the words would not have been spelled wrong.

In recent Ingenio giveaways on the Tiki Tiki, lots of you said you liked them, and so here they are.

Giveaway: Win a set of Ingenio Alphabet Learning Cards. They are bilingual, with letters and words like apple and avion in English and Spanish. The item retails for $5.99.

Ingenio logoAbout Ingenio: The company, based in Atlanta, has created a variety of bilingual alphabet puzzles, crossword blocks, spelling games, math puzzles, and more. Eight of the toys and games are less than $12.99 suggested retail and six have won merit awards from Creative Child Magazine & Dr. Toy.

Rules, a different set from the last contest:

What’s the first word your child learned to say in Spanish besides mamá or papá?
For my daughter, it was leche, followed by tete for her paci.
If you don’t have a child, or a bilingual child: Tell us what your favorite Spanish word is. (Keep it clean!)

Contest closes Thursday, Oct. 8. One entry per person. You must live in the United States or Canada. Winner will be chosen at random and has five days to respond, or be disqualified. The prize will be shipped by Ingenio and the Tiki Tiki is not responsible for the item or delays.

Good luck!

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  • Andria says:

    I don’t have children and am not a latina, but married into a Cuban family. My favourite word is “alfombra”. The story behind it; my suegra was here for a visit last summer for a month, which gave me a great opportunity to work on my Spanish. As we were cleaning the house together, I was asking her “como se dice (and point to something)” every 2 seconds. As I pulled out the vaccum, I pointed to the carpet, and said “alfombra”. I was so proud to learn that word, I told my hubby as soon as he got home and I wouldn’t stop staying it for the entire month that she was here.

    On a side note, one of the hardest words for me to say is “pelicula”; even saying it now as I’m writing, my tongue and mouth are getting all mixed up :)


  • Evenshine says:

    It was a doozy. When my 5-year-old learned how to trill her “r”s, she was overjoyed when she found “ferrocarril”. She goes around the house saying it!

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  • Keen says:

    I’m loving Ingenio’s toys, so I feel compelled to enter. And also to share the fact that I HATE finding children’s books in Spanish with mistakes in them. I once got a book as a gift that had all kinds of horrible mistakes in it. And not just spelling mistakes. And it was at a conference on SPANISH LITERACY. Gah. It made me want to cry.

  • Keen says:

    I obviously did not feel compelled to read the actual contest rules, so here goes. My boys’ first words were “bus” (in Spanish) and “luna.” At least, I think they were!

  • ohchicken says:

    my little girl’s first spanish word was pollita, which she calls “pota”. she now says “pio pio” too.

  • ohchicken says:

    ps pollita is a female weeble chicken, who is a favorite toy :)

  • Rikki says:

    I am not Hispanic either, but my brother married a wonderful lady from Mexico. They are expecting their 1st baby and are to be induced on Wednesday! I can’t wait to see my “sobrino”, which is my favorite word! :) Been checking out Ingenio’s site to see what he will NEED us to get him! Loads of goodies :)


  • Sophie says:

    I have 2 girls… if I remember correctly the first word was agua and upa!

  • Julie says:

    I’m not Latina but my husband’s Puerto Rican so my (3 yr old)daughter is…My Spanish is not so great, but I’m trying to learn & we’re trying to teach our daughter so the flashcards would be great for us both! I’m not sure what Lila’s first Spanish word was-alot of it comes from “Dora”, so “Saltay”(jump) is a big one. But recently I told her “thank you,” & she said “de nada” which was pretty cool to hear(especially since she’s on the Autism Spectrum & not consistently verbal-another reason these flashcards would be good.)

  • Alejandra says:

    My daughter is 2 years old and we’re working on body parts in Spanish right now as well as the numbers. Her second word in Spanish, first was Mami, was of course “Upa” and still says it to no end. Her second one was “tillas” for zapatillas – she loves her slippers!

    And thanks for blogging about these toys. I’ve never heard of them but I’m headed to their site now as Christmas is right around the corner.

  • Alicia says:

    My daughter is 3 now and knows a lot of words but her fist word was busura. She’s always offer to take everyone’s things to the busura.s

  • Elizabeth Larson-DiPippo says:

    I’m not latina either but Spanish was my major in college and I’m trying to speak spanish with my 20 month old daughter but it is proving difficult. She’s only recently started to try to imitate words in english so I’m going to be concentrating on using spanish too. She does recognize the parts of the face when I say them in Spanish and points to the right part. I think so far nariz is her favorite word. My favorite spanish expression is “mi tesoro” which is what I call her (most of the time!) :)

  • Janet says:

    I don’t remember exactly but I think it was either ojos or nariz or some other facial feature.

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