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Spanish for Children (Language for Children Series) (Audio CD)

Spanish for Children (Language for Children Series) (Audio CD)
Author/Publisher: Catherine Bruzzone
Emphasis: spanish for kids
List Price: $29.95

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Product Description
Already a proven home-study program, the Language for Children series is making noise with this updated, integrated book-plus-audio edition. Along with its charming visuals and lively activities, the series now provides in CD format the stimulating sounds of language to entice preschoolers through primary graders into learning a second language. Cute, catchy songs and the humorous, serial adventures of SuperCat are sure to captivate the imagination and foster language acquisition. Each set in the series contains an 80-page full-color activity book coordinated with two 60-minute CDs as well as a Parent/Instructor CD packed with helpful tips.

Together children and parents can master basic language skills, including making introductions, counting from 1 to 20, and describing objects. The perfect package for parents and teachers who want to familiarize three- to nine-year olds with foreign languages and cultures.

Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Audio CD: 80 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 2 edition (February 5, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071407855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071407854
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 1.6 inches
  • Average Customer Review:

    3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - My Review
So far, I am very pleased.. My only complaint is that the sound quality of the first few tracks on the first cd are not very good.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - very interactive
i got this for my sister's kids and they all are learning at a fast speed


Rating: 2 out of 5 stars - I have to agree with the others...
I was really ready to like this product, because the book is charming, and the presentation of concepts is good. It appears quite kid-friendly. However, the sound quality is the pits. It sounds like an old inferior analog recording put straight over to disk. My opinion is that this is a defective product.


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - poor sound quality
Nice product, but tracts 4-11 on disc one have terrible sound quality. I don't know if this was a problem with just my copy, but the publisher refused to replace it, and exchage time had expired on Amazon. Beware.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - The Parent/Instructor Guide Should Be In Writing
I am a certified teacher, and I am starting a business teaching the Spanish language to homeschooled children for children ages 4 and up. I bought this because I was looking for help developing my curriculum. This set has a lot of fun and easy teaching ideas that can be adapted to many kinds of vocabulary words and levels.

However, I dont like having the parent/instructor's guide on a CD. They should have made the guide as a separate book. It would make life a little easier, especially if you want to quickly look up an activity to do.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars - Would be great, but the sound is garbled
We enjoyed the first couple of lessons, and I was really excited about these cds. Unfortunately, the sound became almost completely incomprehensible after the first few lessons, sounding almost like a robotic or synthesized voice. I see other reviews that complain about this, too, so purchase this at your own risk. It's hard to imagine that a company would ship so many defective cds, especially cds where sound quality and comprehension are the most important aspects!


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - disappointing sound quality
I purchased this set for our five year old daughter. She as "studied" Spanish a bit in her Montessori pre-school program (songs, counting, very simple stuff) and I thought this might be a good was to encourage her to pick up as much Spanish as possible at an early age.
At first I was very happy with the set. The workbook is very colorful and engaging. The CD audio lessons are fun and fairly logically organized. There are one or two songs per lesson that make it fun for children and keep them interested.
However -- somewhere around lesson 3 the audio quality deteriorated dramatically. It sounds as if the CD was copied off of a warped cassette tape or something. It is not totally incomprehensible, but it is hard to listen to. I don't understand this, especially since the first couple lessons were fine. We're going to try a few more lessons and see if the sound returns to normal -- if not, I may have to return this.


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - From a teacher's perspective, not bad
I bought this to use with my four to seven year old Spanish class. I didn't use it because I didn't feel it was clearly and concisely introducing words or phrases - it seems a little confusing for that age group.

I do like the bright colors and that there are CD's with the set, as well as the songs (which REALLY help little kids learn a second language.) As a parent and teacher, I just wish it was a little less jumbled in the lessons...Not a lot of writing to do - just reading and listening. For something more interactive, try Flip Flop Spanish, which comes with a CD, or just get some board books in Spanish by Boynton or Wemberley. Ana Lomba has good products as well.

Sra. Gose
Author of Flip Flop Spanish: Ages 3-5: Level 1 & Flip Flop Spanish: Ages 3-5: Level 2


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - Excellent Learning Tool for Children
We bought this course for our 4 year old daughter. I already speak Spanish fluently and my husband is a native speaker. However, we really don't speak Spanish around our daughter as mush as we should, so we bought Spanish for Children for her. I am really glad that we did. It has turned out to be an excellent choice.

Our daughter loves the games and the songs. And the narrator apparently works very well with kids. The only reason why I am not giving Spanish for Children 5 stars is because the author failed to release a Spanish for Children Part II.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - A good way to start out with a second language for kids
I bought this set for my 5 year-old and 8 year-old. For the most part, they and I like it, but I must admit it takes a wee bit of getting used to. You won't be able to just put the tape on and walk away with this set, you'll need to sit with your kids and go through it together. But if you're willing to do that you'll reap some very real benefits, and your kids will too!



Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Fun Learning for the Young
This is a great set to introduce Spanish to young kids. I have been using it with my four year old with great success. The book and cassette compliment each other well and really hold his attention. Each chapter contains several simple yet creative games to help reinforce the vocabulary and phrases being taught and ends with an on-going story in the form of a cartoon. I enjoy the program too!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Spanish for Children (Passport Books)
This is a wonderful program that I have successfully used with children from kindergarten through grade three. The kids love the songs and games. It's lively and a lot of fun. Just what learning should be!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Fun and Effective!
This is a great way to introduce your children (and yourself) to Spanish. The book is colorful with lots of songs and games. The cassette recordings are very clear and the instructor is warm and cheerful. My 5-year-old daughter and I absolutely loved this! The only problem is, now that we have finished it we are looking for the next step. Highly recommended. P.S. My daughter often serenades us in the morning with her Spanish songs.


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