Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Review: Song School Latin

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Do your children like learning with music?  Are you looking for a fun and simple Latin curriculum for geared toward ages 5 – 9?  Look not further……check out Song School Latin.  It is a gentle and delightful introduction to Latin!

I am not one to implement foreign language in our school day.  In fact, I did not consider using it until the girls were in junior high.  I have had the opportunity to review Classical Academic Press’ Song School Latin.  It has been a wonderful experience!

Overview of Song School LATIN:ssl_LRG

  • Designed for students grades K-3rd
  • Music CD with rhythms of Latin words paired with catchy melodies
  • Easy master and memorization
  • 31 weekly lessons
  • Teaches more than 100 vocabulary words – seasons, greeting words, family members, household items, pets, Christmas words, the body, weather, gardening, and much more!
  • Classical and Ecclesiastical pronunciations in both text and CD
  • Very gentle introduction to Latin grammar

Here is the table of contents for the program:

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My thoughts:

My girls played the Latin Song CD everyday at the start of school. They absolutely LOVED the program.  The songs are fun and catchy for kids and parents alike.  They liked to be quizzed on the vocabulary words of the week.   

Mom’s thoughts:  The program was easy to implement in our school day.  The lessons are brief and simple for younger children.  We would do one lesson twice a week for about 20 minutes.  A typical lesson consisted of songs, vocabulary review, a worksheet page (handwriting or word match) and a few pictures to color.

I plan to complete the program this fall and buy the Monkey Match game cards to master the vocabulary!

Lessons:

The lessons are brief, only 3 to 4 pages a lesson.  Each lesson contains Latin vocabulary words, songs, illustrations, hand-writing practice, stories to help for easy mastery.  There are also extra activities pages in the teacher’s manual.  See samples lessons from the teacher’s manual here.  The website offers a Headventure Land game – it includes videos, games, and stories to help your child master Latin - check it out!

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View more Lessons from the Student Workbook here

Price:

sslbundle_MEDSong School Latin Bundle – includes Teacher’s Edition, Student Workbook with CD & Latin Monkey Flashcard Game (210 Latin cards) $64.95

Teacher’s Edition – $ 22.95 

Student’s Edition with CD – $ 22.95

Latin Monkey Match game – $24.95

More details on Song School here !

 

Be sure to view more curriculum offered by Classical Academic Press

 

th_TosCrewButton-125See what other TOS Crew mates had to say about Latin Song School here!

Disclaimer:  This product was given to me free of charge.  The opinions expressed in this review are mine.

 

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1 comment:

  1. Good review, Monica. We liked it as well, and plan to continue it next year.

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