Sing and Learn Spanish
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2010
Running Time: 27 minutes
ABOUT THE DVD:
Music and songs have often played an important role in the educational development of young children. And with the growing importance and relevance of knowing a second language, particularly Spanish, in today’s multicultural society, it’s never been a more crucial time to learn. It’s also never been easier thanks to Sing and Learn Spanish, Sing and Learn More Spanish and Sing and Learn English, available on DVD March 23, 2010 from Master Communications.
Sing and Learn is an engaging and effective tool, whether teaching a second language – in this case, Spanish – or preserving it as a native language at home. Developed by Agnes Chavez, a language expert, teacher and producer of Spanish DVDs, the DVDs have been proven to teach Spanish to children the fun and easy way. Children are constantly exposed to multicultural rhythms from around the world and Sing and Learn capitalizes on that, bringing Salsa, Cumbia and Ranchera music to life in these videos while showing youngsters engaged in fun, everyday activities.
In Sing and Learn Spanish, children learn about Los Animales (Animals); Del Jardín (From the Garden); Mi Casa (My House); ¿Qué Hacen? (What Do They Do?); ¿Qué Tiene tu Cuerpo? (What Does Your Body Have?); ¿Qué Buscas? (What Are You Looking For?); ¿Adónde Vas? (Where Are You Going?); and ¿Cuál Es? (Which is it?).
I watched this DVD with my 3 year old and 21 month old, and thought it was cute. The DVD is broken down into themes like Animals, My House, What Does Your Body Have, and each theme starts off with a song sang in Spanish. Then the itmes are shown, and both said and written in Spanish. For example, a dog would appear and it would say and show the word “el perro.” I don’t think my sons even noticed it was in a different language as they were just watching what was going on. I think it is neat though as all the words shown are simple and great beginner words to learn.
The DVD is just 27 minutes long and I hope by slipping it on every now and then they might start picking up on some Spanish words. It is also neat because Aidan is hearing some Spanish in preschool as five of the children only speak Spanish right now, so I think this DVD might make him more comfortable with it. The DVD is very simple, shows real life items and situations and I think displays it in a kid-friendly way. Like I said, my sons didn’t mind watching it, but since neither of them are currently talking I don’t know if they would repeat the words. It also reminds me of a more realistic Dora the Explorer lesson in Spanish!
BUY IT: Sing and Learn titles are appropriate for children ages three and older and have running times of approximately 27 minutes each. SRP is $19.99 for each title in the series. For more information or to order DVDs, call 1-800-765-5885 or visit www.master-comm.com.
Mama’s Money Savers Disclosure: I received this DVD to review. This review is 100% my opinion. I was not compensated in any other way.