Giving you children an edge in learning is always a great thing to do. I’ve talked about introducing a foreign language to my children before and how important I believe it is to start those lessons young. I don’t think I’m the only parent in the world that would want their children to be bilingual. We all know that children soak up information like a sponge when they are younger so the earlier you start with a new language the better. That’s the goal of BookLingual, it gives your child the tools to learn and understand a new language.
These books are aimed towards children ages 2 – 8 years old and broken down in different reading levels. They are created to work for children who may already know some Spanish and for children just learning for the first time. They are fully illustrated, full color ebooks so your children can read them on a tablet or computer. The complete set of 32 books are set to be released on about March 18th. At that time parents can download the entire program and get their children ready to not only read in Spanish but also start to understand what they are reading.
A Simple, Easy-to-Learn-From Format
Our books are specially designed, based on scientific research on how children learn language; and how children learn to read. We split our books into levels, based on a child’s reading ability and language understanding.
Words are specially colored and associated with the illustrations from a book; as children learn new vocabulary. This is more effective than simply reviewing flash cards, which tends to become boring for children. Every book follows special patterns, in a way to disguise grammatical and vocabulary introductions. Your child’s brain does the rest, and unleashed their full language potential.
Based on Tried & True Research
Our BookLingual: Complete Spanish for Kids program integrates the most important Spanish language concepts. The 60 most important “sight words” are interlaced within the books; these sight words make up more than 25% of written Spanish text. The most-used vocabulary words, phrases, and grammatical situations are ingeniously ingrained into the books. Your child does not have to worry, they will just love reading the fun stories!
Reading is the Foundation for Learning
Want to know the top ways for children to learn anything? Studies have shown that children learn best with an actual teacher. The second best way for kids to learn? Books. And not interactive books or computer games; but good ole fashioned books (even in the eBook form). The static text and image force a child to create cognitive resemblance, memorization, and develop real skill. BookLingual harnesses the power of reading to develop language attainment in a natural way. Gaining strong reading skills (and a desire to read) will help propel your child a lifetime journey of constant improvement and achievement.
An Important Piece of the Puzzle
The truth is, fluency in a second language does not come from just one product. Many parents believe just buying one program, one DVD set, one book, or one language learning software will help them (or their child) become bilingual. The truth is, reaching fluency is about total immersion and a supportive environment. BookLingual is one very important piece of the puzzle – a piece which adds literacy, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar understanding. When combined with a tutor, language classes, actual speaking, DVDs, and other input – BookLingual will help take your child to the next level of bilingualism (or multilingualism).
Kids Have Fun Reading BookLingual Books!!
FACT: Kids put in the most effort when they are having fun. Instead of approaching BookLingual like it is homework, or a study session; our books are designed to be read like any other. Our stories, characters, universes, and illustrations are so funny, surprising, entertaining, and sometimes just unexpected. For kids, our books are not about “having to learn a language” or “studying”; but just enjoying themselves, and gaining a love for reading.
I love anything that can help my children advance and become better readers especially if that means they are going to take steps to become bilingual. I loved learning to read in Spanish with my children. The last time I had a foreign language I was in high school so it’s been a while and I am learning along with them. Anytime I picked up my iPad to start reading with them they wanted us to try on of the bilingual books. We learned the words and practiced them together. I really like that the pages had both the English and Spanish so it really is easy for kids to understand what I was reading and the pictures on the page also helped with all the descriptions. As I stated earlier I don’t speak or read Spanish so having the words broken down to show how it’s pronounced really helped me reading it to my children. It would be nice to hear those words however just to make sure I am saying it correctly.
I was given six books to read during the beta testing of the program before the official launch. The books included; Bilingual Benny Likes Too Much, Bree and the Bee Can’t Share, Come to the Zoo!, Oh No, I’m Sick!, Grandma Cooks a Grand Dinner and Can You Guess What I Am? Our favorite book so far is Can You Guess What I Am? The kids loved learning about body parts and getting to guess what the animal was. They liked the game aspect of it and of course they both wanted to win more than the other. These books seem to be a great way to start with learning to read Spanish for our children and as they continue to read the books over and over hopefully it starts to stick. I think it’s a good program to invest in for your children.
If you interested in learning more about BookLingual then be sure to like them on Facebook to be ready for the book launch. Also if you are interested in getting this complete system you can pre-order for $32.00 for all 32 books plus a bonus book when the program launches. When you pre-order you will get two books right away and if you change your mind you can get a full refund of your $32 dollars. Pre-ordering saves you 70% of the regular $99 purchase price. BookLingual also donates 5% of proceeds to charity.
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