Song School Latin Book 1 Package with DVD

Song School Latin Book 1 Package with DVD


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Grades: K-3

Category Description for Song School Latin (Gr. K-3):

If you expect a program with this name to be a gentle auditory introduction to Latin, you’ve nailed it! But be sure to note that this program is also well-constructed, easy-to-use, and FUN. After all, you have a monkey illustrating each chapter, familiar tunes introducing the vocabulary, understandable explanations (i.e. Latin nouns are grouped into five families, or declensions), and just the right amount of practice. What more could you ask for as a painless way to infuse some Latin into your young child’s day? Each chapter is a week’s worth of instruction. New vocabulary words are introduced and featured in a song. These songs are primarily English with appropriate words in Latin and are often set to familiar tunes. (i.e. If you’re happy and you know it, touch your nose – na-res!) The words to each song are printed both in the student text and the teacher’s book along with the specific CD track where the song is found. Actually, I should say “tracks” because each song and its Latin words are presented in two tracks – one with classical pronunciation and one with ecclesiastical. A two-page guide found in both the teacher and student books delineates the distinctions between the two pronunciations and concludes “ultimately the decision (about which to use) is not a significant one.”

Each chapter has a short lesson (grammar) which includes an historical linguistic tidbit as well as a famous Latin saying the student is to memorize. Some chapters include a story which intersperses Latin words with the English. Then it’s up to the student to Practice Your Latin (writing the words), Show What You Know (brief vocabulary identification), Grow Your English (English words with Latin roots), and Review Words (past vocabulary words). Often a cut-and-paste (or some other sort of hands-on activity) is included for reinforcement. Review chapters are included regularly. The Student Book is a worktext which includes the song CD. The Teacher’s Edition is identical to the Student book (but no CD) with answers filled in and teacher’s notes inserted as shaded boxes. While most moms/teachers will be able to figure out the correct answers, the notes and additional activities in the Teacher’s book flesh out the course. DVDs for each course contain 24 ten-minute episodes – one for each lesson in the book covering new material. Each episode features vocabulary practice (ecclesiastical and classical pronunciations), grammar lessons, and coverage of derivatives. Each DVD also features a bilingual story featuring Simeon the monkey, providing another opportunity to use the vocabulary from the lesson. The CD is now available separately and includes the same tracks as those found on the CD in the Student Book. For those who aren’t ready to commit to a Latin curriculum, the CD introduces cute and kid-friendly songs that can be learned by all. There are no printed words with the CD; those are included in the student and teacher books.

For extra vocabulary practice, consider the Latin Monkey Match Flashcard Game. This flashcard set contains over 100 Latin words (with the English translation appearing in small upside down type); use this set to play the suggested games, or simply use them as traditional flashcards. This program is designed as an introduction to Latin for Children but could be used as a stand-alone, get-acquainted-with-Latin experience. ~ Janice

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I'm following a classical curriculum and teaching my 5 year old Latin.
Megan S on Feb 19, 2021
school recommendation
Heather J on Aug 18, 2020
I'm following a classical curriculum and teaching my 5 year old Latin.
Megan S on Feb 19, 2021
I watched some sample videos of the program on youtube and my 2 children loved the samples so much I had to buy the whole program!
Loren Q on Oct 1, 2020
school recommendation
Heather J on Aug 18, 2020
Homeschooling- we really REALLY wish there were "Song School Hebrew" !! thanks for considering :o)
Elizabeth G on May 26, 2020
for both children to begin their Latin
Sonja C on Apr 24, 2020
It looks like a fun and engaging way to introduce Latin.
Brooke B on Mar 21, 2020
I have no previous experience with Latin, let alone teaching it, but I selected this curriculum at the recommendation of several other homeschool families. I hope it works for our family!
Scgo on Oct 1, 2019
I chose this because it looks fun and interactive. I'm excited to start teaching my kids Latin at a young age so they can learn other languages when they are older.
Tanisha C on Jul 20, 2019
I have heard several good comments about this product - particularly with the DVD.
Molly B on Jul 1, 2019
I've been recommended this through Classical Conversations as a great way to learn Latin
Ryan W on Jun 21, 2019
easy and fun way to teach my kids latin
Carrie M on May 1, 2019
Jen S on Mar 23, 2019
It looks like a fun introduction to Latin that I can easily use as someone with no previous Latin experience.
Kristine L on Feb 17, 2019
This is the only Latin option that I've found for our kindergartener and I've heard it's fun for the littles.
Jennifer R on Aug 26, 2018
We are beginning Latin as part of our classical style homeschool education. This was chosen after researching online the different elementary level latin programs. I liked that this one had a cd and dvd to go with it, as I do not have any previous latin knowledge to build from.
Stephanie B on Aug 21, 2018
to help my children learn latin and the price was reasonable
Jennifer S on Jul 28, 2018
My kids love the CD so I decided to get the DVD and flashcards and teacher book to make a go of the Latin in our homeschool!
Erin J on Jun 24, 2018
The key to vocabulary development is Latin.
Tamara H on Jun 20, 2018
Love the idea of DVDs and the songs!
Katelynne L on Jun 18, 2018
This product lines up with Classical Conversations Latin and ultimately prepares the kids for the Challenge Latin. All the moms I've spoken with have said that it's fun, engaging, and that their children have loved it.
Holly L on Jun 14, 2018
Was looking for a gentle start to latin with my kids.
Angela W on Mar 10, 2018
Studying Latin as part of Classical Education and to expand understanding of English and set the foundation for learning other languages.
Gena O on Nov 13, 2017
It aligns with the Latin we are using in Classical Conversations. I wanted a little more structure and fun in our program
Erin G on Oct 26, 2017
I want to teach my 2nd grader latin, and this curriculum is the most talked about and recommended one ive heard about in my search.
Gemma H on Sep 18, 2017
teaching a coop class
Robin C on Aug 31, 2017
I wanted a less academic way to introduce my son to Latin. The other options are too workbook-y for his style of learning.
Jennifer S on Aug 24, 2017
fun and mostly auditory latin program for young children (i worry a written program would confuse letter sounds for early readers)
Meghan B on Jul 9, 2017
Jessie B on Jun 23, 2017
Song School Latin is a fun, engaging way to introduce young children to the study of Latin. We have used just the student book and CD in the past and now I'm excited to use the full DVD package with my younger children as they are introduced to Latin this year.
Krista D on Jun 6, 2017
A friend had recommended this program. We are loving it. Easy to follow and use. My 7 and 8 year old boys love this program, and my 3 year old is learning the songs too! We enjoy the lessons, songs and games.
Chrysti D on May 18, 2017
Recommended as a great Latin curriculum.
Kathryn F on May 2, 2017
I have never studied Latin, but I want my son to learn. I needed something fun and interactive for him. I also wanted to learn with him. This was recommended to me. Hope it is awesome!
Tracey T on Apr 15, 2017
To help my children learn Latin & understand English better.
Andrea S on Nov 3, 2016
good reviews
Tracey C on Aug 28, 2016
A friend recommended it. After leafing through it, I felt it was user friendly, simple, and appealing for young folks, while giving a good start to understanding Latin. I appreciate that it goes over both classical and ecclesiastical pronunciation. Also, the author presents a gentle approach in the DVD (from a cursory peek at it). And topping it off, the package comes with a flash card game! :)
Colin F on Aug 19, 2016
I want a fun, engaging language learning program, and this package seems to offer just that.
Nadeen C on Aug 17, 2016
Looking for a good beginner's latin. Recommended by a friend who uses it with her 5 & 7 year olds, and she says even her 2 year old loves singing along with the songs!
Erin B on Jul 25, 2016
fun for younger kids and music helps them retain the information learned
User on Jul 21, 2016
Starting 3 children in Classical Conversations Foundations
Rhonda P on Jun 21, 2016
After much research and encouragement of seeing it work for other friends we are jumping into Latin!
Sarah K on Jun 21, 2016
It looks like a fun way to introduce Latin to the children, and if we like it, the same company has a more advanced version to continue education if we are up for it! :)
Valerie M on Jun 18, 2016
friend recommended
traci on Apr 1, 2016
Vocab builder!
David G on Mar 25, 2016
Wanted to try out this program.
Anna E on Feb 15, 2016
veritas press uses it for 3rd grade latin
Natalie L on Feb 1, 2016
I watched some sample videos of the program on youtube and my 2 children loved the samples so much I had to buy the whole program!
Loren Q on Oct 1, 2020
Homeschooling- we really REALLY wish there were "Song School Hebrew" !! thanks for considering :o)
Elizabeth G on May 26, 2020
How many days/week do you teach this, and how long does it take each time?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Twice a week, 30-45 minutes for each session. We watch the video, sing the songs, and complete half the workbook during each session. Also, we listen to the song cd in the car while driving around town. My kids (age 8 and 5) enjoy this course; we have completed Song School Latin 1 and are half way through course 2.
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Rated 5 out of 5
I have not started using it but so far I love the format. Lessons aren’t super long they incorporate a video, music, and games to teach each lesson so multiple ways for the child to engage. I am really excited to use it.
September 10, 2020
8 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Definitely not designed for a kindergartner. The workbook requires the child to be able to read and write well.
June 15, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent, and easy!
My 8yr old loves this curriculum. She begs to do it early in the day because it's one of her favorite subjects. I was afraid the songs would be too young for her taste, but she loves them. They are catchy and stick in your head. When you can't remember a word it's quite easy to recall the song and figure it out. The course is easy to teach with the DVDs and CD even if you have no Latin experience (I do not). We will continue with this Latin curriculum. I recommend the deluxe set with the cards, DVDs, CD, and books. They all tie together nicely and are all useful.
December 4, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun way of learning Latin
My son enjoys this program because it has fun songs and short chapters. I think it's the perfect introduction to this classical language.
July 20, 2017
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Love this gentle approach to Latin.
Save your money and skip the teacher book. It is not helpful.
May 15, 2017
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Really fun!!!
This has been a really fun course! A friend and I swap subjects. I teach this to her kids and mine one day a week. We get together to watch the DVD sing the songs and do the matching game. Then the kids do their own work books throughout the week. It has been so fun and we enjoy working at our own pace.
February 11, 2017
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My 9 year old daughter loves this curriculum! I am extremely pleased with this purchase!
November 30, 2016
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I like this curriculum. It moves very slowly. The story that goes along with it is entertaining to my children who are K and 2.
September 19, 2016
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Quite Good
This is a fairly rigorous curriculum. We use the same level to teach Kindergarten and 1st Grade. It is somewhat difficult to do all the activities for Kindergartners and the video is somewhat over their heads, but they thoroughly enjoy learning the material. I look forward to seeing how this helps support our kids going into Latin in the older grades.
October 29, 2015
over 5 years ago

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