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Bilingual Songs: English/Spanish Review by Stephanie D. Scarborough

Sara Jordan Educational Audio
Jordan Music Productions
M.P.O. Box 490
Niagara Falls, NY 14302

These CD's are filled with fun and engaging songs. They have a friendly, upbeat sound on high quality recordings.

Here's a list of the songs included on each volume.

Volume I

Alphabet, counting to ten, days of the week, months of the year, weather & seasons, colors, food, zoo animals, parts of the body, articles of clothing, and family members

Volume II

Counting to thirty, counting by 10's, shapes & sizes, emotions, popular places in the community & countryside, opposites, measurement, the "R" and "RR", and grammatical use of ser/estar and conocer/saber

Each song is presented in chunks--first in English then in Spanish. The accompanying book has both languages listed. There are also some short exercises to engage the student in what was being discussed in the song.

These CD's wouldn't be a stand-alone curriculum; however, they are awesome for car time or to put in during playtime for children already studying or planning to study Spanish. The children will be learning without realizing they are learning. By making the background music in your home educational, you'll likely be singing in Spanish soon.

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-- Product Review by: Stephanie D. Scarborough, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November, 2005