Latin for Children Primer A Mastery Bundle

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Grades: 3-5

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Publisher: Classical Academic Press

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Latin is now our boys' favorite subject
We switched to Latin for Children from Prima Latina. Although they get some latin in Classical Conversations, we wanted to supplement with a more complete curriculum. I was concerned about having to start a new program at the beginning, but they really did not like Prima Latina so we took the plunge. The Activity Book and online games make this program a winner in our house. Our boys ASK to do latin now - and practice the chants on their own. Glad we switched!
August 15, 2016
over 3 years ago
really enjoy!
We all enjoying the chanting and learning this program offers! Workbook looks very interactive and will dive in more next month.
July 11, 2016
over 3 years ago
We are in the middle of the LFC Primer A and my child is in the 3rd grade She absolutely loves the DVDs and she is doing very well with chanting and memorizing her vocabulary The DVDs do an excellent job of teaching the grammer portion of Latin to the children But I am finding that we are going to probably do this first primer over 2 years instead of 1 It can be done over one year but I think some of the topics are difficult for a 3rd grader to do Plus I feel like we are rushing through it and I don't really want to do that I also have found that the extra workbook is not being done as much Some of the puzzles are little bit difficult for a 3rd grader So my daughter will do some but others she doesn't want to do and I don't make her I absolutely LOVE the website There are games my daughter can play on there that really help with memorizing vocabulary Also there are short video clips and her treat for getting through the different units is that she gets to watch a new video at the end of a unit (each unit has a clip that has a lot of vocabulary from that unit in it) There are also practice worksheets on there with declensions and conjugations We do a page of noun declensions and a page of verb conjugations about every week My daughter doesn't mind doing them and I think it has really helped her see how latin flows The only challenge I really see for my daughter in the future is going to be retention of all of this vocabulary over the long haul However while I am not a year round homeschooler I am thinking that I will have her get on the website at least 1 time per week to play games and maybe do a puzzle or two that she skipped during the year just to keep her memory fresh for the following year We are loving level A and plan to follow up with both level B and level C In addition the curriculum is written well to many types of learning styles and plan to be able to use this curriculum with my 2 younger kids as they get older
October 3, 2012
We used Latin for Children as I wanted something that was easier than High School Latin with all the declining and conjugating but more than just a few phrases I liked how there were many review weeks The DVD and CD were terrific and I recommend that for anyone who doesn't know Latin well However I was confused at some of the words they used in the vocabulary For example out of all the words they could pick they used slave servant and master in some of the very first chapters Since this book is geared toward elementary school I think they could have picked different nouns On the other hand these are few and far between and I'm choosing to use their Level B
August 13, 2012
My four five and eight year old BEG to see the new Latin chapter on the DVD each Monday morning The final portion of each chapter has a "surprise"--either a short comedic movie an interview with one of the kids in the vocabulary section or a "short" with one of the kids They pick up the Latin without knowing they are studying a classical language!
January 6, 2009
When we researched Latin curricula for our classical home school co-op we appreciated the Latin for Children Primer "A" Bundle for a variety of reasons The entry-level lessons are designed for students 3rd grade and older (our Latin students range from 4th-12th grade) The deluxe bundle--which includes a student primer answer key history reader activity book chant CD and DVD instruction set--aims to equip students with a basic vocabulary and understanding of the grammar and logic of Latin The curriculum is appropriate for both a co-op and home school setting The writers wisely aligned their text with Shurley Grammar's format Thanks to the DVD lessons a parent or teacher can learn alongside students though ideally the instructor should stay several lessons ahead of the class Although academically challenging this package brings silliness and fun to the rigorous study of Latin through Dr Perrin's dry humor and whimsical wit as well as through goofy skits sprinkled throughout the DVD lessons (reminiscent of a family-friendly Monty Python) That playful spirit likewise romps through the pages of games and puzzles contained in the activity book Plan to visit the errata page on the Classical Academic Press website as there are corrections to the text noted there (These errors can be a burden to the novice teacher but fortunately the editors are quite responsive to user feedback and diligently post corrections and incorporate changes and corrections in updated editions) Once there you will also find many freebies including downloadable flashcards and worksheetsIn our opinion the greatest strength of this program is how strongly it appeals to kids--and that's a huge plus when seeking to capture and focus the attention of entry-level Latin students
June 4, 2008
Our daughter who is in the third grade just finished using �Latin for Children: Primer A� We used Prima Latina in second grade and after completing that we realized that we needed to find a Latin program with a different teaching method that better suited her active learning style �Latin for Children� provided a nice change of pace and it taught our whole family a lot of Latin vocabulary using fun rhythmic chants and songs that we still go around singing and sometimes shouting��Clamo clamare clamavi clamatum I shout to shout I shouted shouted!� We purchased the mastery bundle which includes the DVDs CDs with chants the workbook activity book and the Latin history reader that corresponds with the �Veritas Press New Testament Ancient Greece and Rome� history program We have used the DVDs over and over They feature several children in a relaxed home environment chanting and singing Latin vocabulary and using hand motions to make it more fun! After the Latin vocabulary section for each chapter Dr Christopher Perrin teaches the Latin grammar part of the lesson from his home office This is done in an inviting and stress-free manner Following almost every grammar lesson there are entertaining interviews and hilarious old Western-type skits starring homemade puppets who tell their story using mostly English but with a bit of Latin thrown in to keep the students� minds engaged in the Latin lesson Sometimes we have paused the DVD at the spots where the puppets used Latin and we tried to figure out the words to see what they meant before the narrator told us This was very challenging and fun The DVDs and CDs now include both Ecclesiastical and Classical pronunciations of Latin (for the most part)�sometimes even the students and teachers in the DVDs/CDs seemed to mix the two pronunciations together Dr Perrin does mention in the DVD that it�s good to be exposed to both pronunciations The chants were enjoyable and effective (even our 4-year-old ran around the house singing �Amo amas amat amamus amatis amant!�) The activity book was very fun for me but my daughter was not too crazy about doing it I ended up doing most of the crossword puzzles to further my own Latin study For a child who loves challenging mazes word searches and crossword puzzles the activity book would be a wonderful bonus! The workbook contains typical fill in the blank exercises for Latin vocabulary grammar and derivatives�the lesson is explained thoroughly in the workbook but in my opinion it contained too much writing for a third-grader It is probably more suited to a fifth-grade or older student Many times we just did the workbook exercises orally which worked out better for us As far as the history reader goes I picked it up a couple of times and translated a couple of stories but that�s as far as we went with that little book�again it was way beyond a typical third-grader�s understanding and level of interestThe teacher�s manual is not a manual at all�just a book with the answers in it But no teacher prep is necessary anyway because the DVDs and CDs take care of the teaching for you It is recommended that you read the grammar lesson with the student from the student workbook�this is no problem at all and an older student could do it independently All of our children 4- 6- and 9-years-old enjoyed the chants songs and skits "Latin for Children" is terrific for teaching auditory visual and kinesthetic learners because of the chants DVDs and hand and body motions This program is a good value for the money not only do the DVDs do most of the teaching the publisher �Classical Academic Press � has a wonderful website where you can print out lots of extras to go with each level of the program�there are flashcards memory games tests and other additional aids They are also available to help if you have any problems or questions If I had it to do over again I would have taken two years instead of one to finish Primer A with my third-grader Doing it in one year was a bit overwhelming at times But all in all it was a fun and beneficial learning experience for us and we do plan to use "Latin for Children" again in the future
May 27, 2008
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Tina L on Aug 10, 2019
For my homeschool.
Lindsey C on Jul 27, 2019
We have LOVED School Song Latin by CAP!
Tina L on Aug 10, 2019
Super simple way to teach Latin to children.
Jackie T on Aug 6, 2019
For my homeschool.
Lindsey C on Jul 27, 2019
We finished Song School Latin and this was the next suggested step.
Robert T on Jul 10, 2019
homeschooling our children
Calvin S on Jul 7, 2019
Comprehensive curriculum. No previous Latin knowledge needed for student or teacher.
Shirley B on May 29, 2019
DVD instruction.
anna c on Jan 19, 2019
review looked good
Yuehong X on Oct 16, 2018
With no prior instruction in Latin myself, I needed a program that didn't require a prior knowledge to commence. I chose this program for its complete and comprehensive, yet fun and engaging approach for my children.
Tania C on Sep 1, 2018
Heard good things about this and decided to try it. Hope it works out for us.
Andrea Y on Aug 30, 2018
After much research and looking at samples of this product, it looks like a fun, engaging curriculum that will be mostly student-led. I don't need to have extensive Latin knowledge to teach this and my daughter was very excited to use this after looking at the samples.
Jessica S on Aug 25, 2018
I've wanted to learn Latin for years, but I've been intimidated to try to teach it to my child since I don't have a background in it. The reviews of this are so positive that I'm giving it a go. Everyone notes how much their children enjoy this and how fun it is. Other Latin curriculum looks kind of dry and not very approachable for a parent without a Latin background. My son is in fifth grade and I think a good age to try this out together. Looking forward!
Suzanna M on Aug 18, 2018
I liked that we could choose either pronunciation, and that it appears to attempt to make learning into a game that my kids would enjoy the challenge. Hopefully it works well.
Ariel S on Jul 8, 2018
Extensive reading, polling other homeschoolers, and my child's learning style along with a review on CathyDuffyReviews led me to choose this curricula.
Jeff C on Feb 6, 2018
We ditched this program. I hear they have redone it and it's a good thing - the video was 1980s home video quality, and the CD was worse. I hope it's better now.
Harper A on Dec 28, 2017
Less expensive then buying direct... I've been looking at this and wanted something more creative and enjoyable for my active boy. We tried First Form Latin last year and it just didn't "click" with him. I'm hoping this will be more engaging and help him to be excited about Latin.
Sherri R on Aug 17, 2017
My daughter wants to learn a second language and this goes along with her Classical Conversations Studies.
Joshua L on Aug 2, 2017
Our homeschool co-op teacher recommended this program.
Heidi L V on Jan 3, 2017
I love and trust Dr. Perrin's approach to what can be an intimidating subject.
Katherine T on Aug 30, 2016
Have used Song School Latin for the last two years and my kids loved it!
Case T on Jul 20, 2016
We had used the online version of this program last year, but had a hard time reviewing and making it stick due to not having anything on paper to refer to (without going through a lot of printing ink). We liked the curriculum, so we plan to repeat it with this hardcopy version for the upcoming school year.
michael v on Jul 13, 2016
recommended by a friend and oldest child entering Challenge A with Classical Conversations
kelly t on Jun 10, 2016
Pack fit my teaching ability and style. Got good reviews.
Jaime B on Jun 2, 2016
We want to get a jump start on learning Latin before my daughter begins studying it in Challenge A of Classical Conversations.
User on Apr 14, 2016
Having had great success with Memoria Press Prima Latina, my daughter (8, going into 4th grade) wanted to try something different, and we chose Latin for Children.
Sara S on Mar 28, 2016
I chose this based on a recommendation from a friend
Tonya F on Mar 27, 2016
A friend of mine recommended this Latin program as fun to work with.
Jason D on Mar 11, 2016
A friend used it and liked it.
Kimberly L on Jan 7, 2016
We used Song Latin I and II with great success, so we decided to try the next level with the same company. :)
Caridad L on Dec 20, 2015
Super simple way to teach Latin to children.
Jackie T on Aug 6, 2019
We finished Song School Latin and this was the next suggested step.
Robert T on Jul 10, 2019
What edition is this? Is this the revised 4.0 edition?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. This is the bundle that I bought a little over 1 year ago, and it is the revised 4.0 edition. If you look at the Classical Academic Press website, you'll see that it was revised in 2017, so suppliers should only have the new revised edition available now. Also, the pictures also match on both Rainbow Resource website and Classical Academic Press.
I see that this is a revised edition. Has the dvd/cd set been improved/updated? Thanks!
User on May 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes, it has been updated/revised. I have this set, and I bought it shortly after the revised edition came out. At that time, you could see samples of the old version on Youtube and the new version. They were different. Also, according to the Classical Academic Press website: "The new teaching video, now in high-definition, is available in streaming or DVD format. "
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