Friday, April 2, 2010

Sing-A-Lingo - Teaching Children Spanish Through Music (Review - Giveaway Closed)

I didn't study Spanish in school, so I was challenged when my son asked to learn the language.  I wish I'd had Sing-A-Lingo and its fun approach to using music to teach Spanish when my son was younger!

En Mi Casa provides an entertaining way to teach kids Spanish through upbeat songs that incorporate everyday words.  With songs from "In the Morning" to "Good Night," the music helps young children learn Spanish vocabulary for real-life activities like hand-washing, eating, and playing.

In addition to En Mi Casa, I also received samples of Say'N Stick Word Notes and Lyrics & Vocabulary Cards To Go.  (These items and more are included in the Spanish-All-Day Program.)  The Notes are repositionable sticky notes to label objects in the home; for example, affix one to a table to reinforce the Spanish la mesa.  The Lyrics Cards are colorful laminated cards (each just larger than 3-1/2" by 5") that include the English and Spanish lyrics on one side, plus a list of about 15 related vocabulary words on the other side.  For example, the card I received has the lyrics for "Are You Hungry?" and the vocabulary words are names of foods (grapes, cheese, milk, water, and so on).

Sing-A-Lingo would be fun and useful for homeschool Spanish or any family that wants to "make life a musical."




For more information, visit the Sing-A-Lingo website.  The music and learning tools can be purchased through the site.  En Mi Casa can also be purchased for download from Amazon.com, but please note that a lyrics sheet is included only when you purchase directly from Sing-A-Lingo.

Thanks to Sing-A-Lingo, one lucky reader will win the En Mi Casa CD and additional product samples.

This giveaway is closed.  Congratulations to #24, katers2714!

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More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. No P.O. Box addresses. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. At the discretion of the sponsor, the prize may vary from the image shown. Giveaway ends 4/26/10 at noon (Eastern time). The winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. The winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.  "Make Life a Musical" is a trademark of Sing-A-Lingo.

Disclosure: I received a CD and product samples for review purposes.  I have not received any monetary compensation for this post.  All opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

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31 comments :

  1. They use lots of repetition to help them learn the songs! Also, they've got 2 seals of approval and lots of rave reviews!

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  2. I'm an email subscriber!
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  4. I'm a follower!
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  5. I'm a follower!
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  6. This is a wonderful idea! I just started teaching my 3 yo Spanish and it is so much easier when I find a fun and clever way to do it.

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  7. i like that it's won 3 national awards
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  8. I like that these are cute little songs that should make so the kids can quickly learn some common phrases.

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  9. Hey I already commented on the Philly Cheesesteaks! YAY there's another entry!

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  10. I like that you can learn Spanish with music.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  11. Thanks for suggesting this! I am always looking for ways to sneak Spanish into my kids' daily lives.

    Pragmatic Mom
    http://pragmaticmom.com

    ps I blog on Introducing Foreign Languages to Kids at http://pragmaticmom.com

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  12. I just like the basic idea, learning a new language while singing, singing helps us retain so well.

    steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

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  13. I'm a fan of Sing-A-Lingo on Facebook. #2

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  14. I'm a fan of Sing-A-Lingo on Facebook. #1

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  15. I like that they teach children phrases that are actually useful to them instead of just translating old songs they made more useful ones.

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  16. I subscribe via google reader. #1

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  17. I subscribe via google reader. #2

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  18. I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect. #2

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  19. I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect. #1

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  20. It is great they are allowing you to download songs for free to try it out!

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  21. I learned that it is good for 2-6 year olds perfect for us!
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  22. I visited the website. I think the Say 'n Stick Notes are a clever idea! We could learn so much effortlessly!

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