Friday, July 30, 2010
Home Spun comic strip #510
I have to give an ht to Little Blue School for the Learning Latin with Virgil YouTube videos. Those have really come in handy around here. Muzzy Spanish was also a good investment. I am not really a fan of Dora. Maybe I'm just too impatient with her and her map. Maybe the problem is my children were never into answering the TV people. I do know the pregnant pauses after each question make me think of the boring teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Their favorite method of language learning has been watching loved TV shows in Spanish. I like this method myself. After watching episodes of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends over fifty times, it's actually refreshing to hear them in a different language. Sierra used to purposely borrow the Spanish version of Disney's Cinderella and other loved movies at our library when she was five or six.
Of course, the greatest help is having someone bilingual around. Just so they hear another language being used.