As I have mentioned many times, it is my desire and goal that Christian and I both become at least conversational in another language. I think that it is an important skill and one that will become even more critical as time goes on. That’s why I always jump at the opportunity to try out one language acquisition programs. Over the past year or so, we have been lucky enough to try quite a few products from a company called Whistlefritz. Each and every one of their products has been fantastic and “¡Sabor!” has not been the exception.
The thing I really like about this series is their focus on immersive learning. They do provide a vocabulary insert inside their DVD and CD cases, but the songs and videos themselves are always in the language you are trying to learn – in this case it is Spanish. Another thing that I really like is that if you get two languages for the same set (such as Dancing), you will find that they sing the same songs. So if your child hears the song in those two languages and they know them in English, it is easier for them to understand the vocabulary. And that is the point of the whole thing, right?
The songs in this set are lively, pleasant to the ears (no horrible singers here, folks!), and I find myself singing along to them myself after a while. And that’s not a bad thing since I’m learning as well. As usual, I highly recommend this company and their products if you are looking for a fun way to introduce your child to another language. And I am sure that Christian gives them two thumbs up as well.
Product Description: Get ready to shout “¡Sabor!” That’s what people call out in Spanish when they hear great music. Once children sample these playful original songs and beloved family favorites, they’ll want to sing and dance to them again and again (and they’ll be learning Spanish as they do!) From the producers of the award-winning CDs Cha, Cha, Cha and A Bailar! (Let’s Dance!), comes this festive new collection of interactive Spanish learning songs with the emphasis on active, whether it’s making animal noises, playing games, calling out responses, singing, or dancing.
Internationally beloved singer-songwriter Jorge Anaya and keyboardist Didier Prossaird are your musical guides to this fabulous fusion of world music styles, including cumbia, calypso, salsa, and merengue, that keep the Spanish language-learning party going. From “Uno, Dos y Tres” and “Mi Día (My Day)” to “En El Rancho de MacDonald (Old MacDonald)” and “Cuando Sea Grande (When I’m Big)”, each lively song introduces Spanish vocabulary for words and phrases children use every day. A Translation Guide is included, providing an easy reference for parents and teachers who are first-time learners of Spanish. Get ready to be immersed in irresistible rhythms and pulse-pounding beats, and get ready to shout, “¡Sabor!”
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