The Totally Amazing Hear and Say Kids Guide to Learning Spanish (Hear/Say)

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9781560156789: The Totally Amazing Hear and Say Kids Guide to Learning Spanish (Hear/Say)
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Kids learn a foreign language naturally by hearing the soundthen saying the word! Birth through age 12 is a window of opportunity for acquiring new language skills. The Hear-Say Way: Kids learn a foreign language vocabulary easily! Easy-to-useno assistance required Enjoy at home, in the car, in the classroom, or anywhere!The Hear-Say Learning Program Includes: 60 minute audio cassette that offers a fun and entertaining collection of over 200 soundeffects that kids will love to listen to over and over again. 32-page, full-color, 8 1/2 x 11, activity book with illustrations and activities that reinforce the wordsheard on the audio tape.

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Kindergarten-Grade 4-This program, designed to teach children some Spanish, uses sound effects, such as a cat's "meow," followed by the Spanish word for cat, "el gato," spoken twice. The accompanying activity book allows kids to identify words, pictures, and sounds. Categories of words include animals, sports, household objects, nature, numbers, garden, places, vehicles, and more. Since only nouns and verbs are introduced, youngsters will not learn to speak Spanish since no complete phrases are given. No English is used, and although some sounds of things are easily recognizable, others are not at all. Unless children can recognized the sound preceding the Spanish word, they may not understand the word they are repeating. The sound quality of the cassette is tinny, unclear, and difficult to listen to and there is more time taken on the tape for the repetition of the sounds than on the clear and slow repetition of the Spanish words by the narrator. The activity book is illustrated in a very busy, cartoon-like style,and there are no instructions on proper pronunciation of any of the words. Children must listen to the tape at the same time they are using the activity book. This program does not work at all as a tool for learning a foreign language, and children will lose interest quickly.
Kristina Aaronson, Bethel Elementary School, VT
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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