Making learning a second language easy with Booklingual
In today's global environment the ability to speak a second language is imperative. Having grown up in the South, Spanish was all around me. Of course, I could pick up a word of two because of context, but I couldn't have a complete conversation without knowing the language. Through classes and study, I was able to read, write and converse with ease.
One of the easiest ways for me to re-enforce what I was learning in school was through familiarity. For example, I would re-read a novel that I first read in English that was translated in Spanish. The familiarity with the plot and characters helped me understand the Spanish written word. In my opinion, the key to grasping a second language is confidence through repetition.
Since speaking a second language was important to me, I wanted to make sure that my kids are exposed to a second language early. With younger children, you cannot force memorization. The last thing that I wanted to do is make learning a chore. While I could periodically incorporate a word or two into dinner conversation, the kids need additional re-enforcement with the written word.
Recently, I was given a set of BookLingual books to try. This set included the following.
Bilingual Benny Likes Too Much
· Bree and the Bee Can’t Share
· Come to the Zoo!
· Oh No, I’m Sick!
· Grandma Cooks a Grand Dinner
· Can You Guess What I Am?
· Parent’s Guide
· Super-Quick Guide to Spanish
First, the best part of these books is that I could upload the books to my iPad. With our on-the-go lifestyle, I need a variety of options to keep my kids entertained.
To me I appreciated that the kids could read to themselves the English portion of the book. The Spanish translations on each page were simple for the kids to pronounce and understand. The topics and phrases were items that a little kid would use, which makes it easier for them to see another language in their daily lives.
Each book comes with a quiz. I really like this section because the parent can see if your child is trying to learn. Through repetition and confidence, you can gauge the child's performance on the quizzes and additional study options.
As a special for my readers, you can order the entire series, 32 books, for just $32. That's $1 a book. To order or for more information, please visit the website.
If you are looking to introduce a young child to Spanish, I would recommend this set of books to your family. If it sparks your child's interest in a second language, you are a step ahead of the game.
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