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French for Children (Book + Audio CD) (Language for Children) Audio CD – February 5, 2003
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My only disappointment is that there is not another level after the child completes the book.
We also have the German for Children(it comes in several languages). We spend time in the evening doing the program with our 4 year old son. I soon realised that my 2 year old knew all of the songs and was responding to questions directed at his older brother in German. They love the Super Cat cartoon.
Note: A young child can not do the lessons without help from an adult.
As for the reading part -- sure, words like "monsieur" can be confusing to see in print, since they do not sound the way they look. But that's something you have to get used to sooner or later, if you're going to use the language at all, so why put off learning it? Anyway, for most words that's not an issue. So it is great that the child is getting both parts of the language experience simultaneously.
Some folks believe that it's more important just to get the child accustomed to the spoken language. Whether or not that's really true, it's going to be very hard for most parents unless they are fluent in the new language. This program does not require the parent/teacher to know any more than the child -- and you can learn together for that matter!
For the record, I speak French well enough to know that the text is accurate and that the speakers are mostly native French -- and in fact, speak with a more "natural" cadence than the way we used to learn in school.
I was pleased to see that the "course" is in fact carefully planned to progress logically, and that it is broken down to reasonable 8-12 minute lessons. Working through one unit gives the child a feeling of accomplishment without having to struggle for a long time. It also allows the parent/teacher to replay specific segments for review, without making an individual lesson overly long.Read more ›
That having been said, I vastly prefer this program to the others I have purchased and it nicely integrates lessons/activities with songs which the children remember and enjoy singing.
accents are a plus. The CD numerals do not correspond with the lesson numerals one so has to hunt around to match them.
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My daughter enjoys the songs and the information presented. This makes her want to learn it more.Published 10 months ago by Nichole Wise
Yes, it is a good start. The quality of audio could be better a bit, but most of the software, DVDs, CDs suffer from the same problem. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Veronica Thompson
My daughter didn't like this all. She found it confusing and not clear with instructions. We bought the Rosetta stone instead.Published 11 months ago by Elizabeth
Love these for my daughter. She likes listening to them too! The songs are fun and the books are cute.Published 19 months ago by Steven J