Before we relocated to Florida, we had been seriously contemplating moving to the Caribbean or Latin America. We settled on Florida because it was as close as we could get to those cultures without formally leaving the United States (and because, like Latin America and the Caribbean, Florida is a tax haven). We would like to live somewhere with a more communitarian culture in general, and it is becoming clear that the United States is not that place.
We are planning to resume our search for a second house (maybe even permanent residency) elsewhere after this coronavirus panic is over. I suspect there are going to be a lot of good deals on foreign real estate in the next year or so.
We already know quite a lot of Spanish, but we are looking to develop a true fluency in it as quickly as we can. Fortunately, we live in a place where there are a lot of people who speak Spanish as their primary language, so there are plenty of opportunities to practice. But I would like to find some resources we can use as a family.
I figured I would take a chance and crowd-source that search. We already have the Living Language series and various books and novels in Spanish. Is there something better to use?
What I am not looking for:
Rosetta Stone or anything similarly gimmicky
Cutesy homeschooling worksheets from someone’s blog or Teachers Pay Teachers
What I am looking for:
Something directed at Latin America specifically, not Spain
Something that would not be too intense in terms of grammar for a child
Something that has cultural commentary would be a plus (like etiquette and slang)
Many thanks to anyone who has recommendations.