Friday, January 9, 2015

The Magic of Music: Bilingual Learning Through Song

Spanish Language Learning CD Review

I received a complimentary copy of ¡Sabor! for review purposes;
however, all opinions are my own.
Wild Thing (my 5 year-old) has always been interested in learning Spanish and loves reading Spanish books and bilingual books with me or his father. He often asks to learn new words. 

However, Caterpillar (who is 3) rarely showed an interest and would only passively listen and rarely engage when we're reading books or speaking Spanish, which is limited since I know very little Spanish. 

When we received the Whistlefritz Spanish language CD, Sabor!, however, that changed. Most of the time when we listen to it, we are in the car. 

It quickly became a favorite CD for both of the boys. They request it over and over and are even now singing along. It has been the only thing that has interested Caterpillar in learning Spanish, and now he asks me what various Spanish words in the songs mean and will ask how to say certain words in Spanish as well, something he never did before. 

I'm glad to have a Spanish language resource that engages both of my boys now and a CD that supplements so well Wild Thing's interest in Spanish language books. 

I also appreciate, since my Spanish is so limited, that the CD booklet includes translations of all of the songs allowing me to better utilize the CD as a resource.

I had not idea that Old MacDonald Had a Farm in Spanish would be such a hit! But, my boys LOVE it and sing along.

What Spanish language resources work best for your family? Do your children enjoy learning through songs? I'd love to add more bilingual books and other materials to our resource library, so please share. 

Another valuable review of the CD is the one that All Done Monkey wrote, which I enjoyed. You can find out more about Whistlefritz's award-winning language learning materials in Spanish and French on their website.  You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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