Friday, August 27, 2010

Review: Buenas Noches, Amigos by Sing-A-Lingo

As a homeschooler and Spanish speaker I am always on the lookout for educational Spanish items that I can use to teach my kids Spanish in a fun and entertaining manner. As a Mama Buzz reviewer I was recently afforded the opportunity to review Buenas Noches, Amigos by Sing-A-Lingo. I was excited about this opportunity because my children love songs  and I was looking forward to incorporating this love with learning Spanish.

Included with the Buenas Noches, Amigos booklet is the download of the 2 songs included in the book; Buenas Noches (Goodnight) and Burbujas (Bubbles).

Once I downloaded both of the songs I set to sing them with my kids. My youngest two children, ages 3 and 5 grew up speaking Spanish. However, my oldest aged 9 was not exposed to the language at an early age so as a result struggles with the accent and pronunciation. As soon as I started the music my kids all quickly gathered around the computer from the various spots in the house that they were playing. With book in hand the four of us set off to enjoy singing, learning, and listening to both songs. During the first day we listened to the songs and read along with the book my kids must have requested repeating it all over again twenty or more times. Needless to say, by the end of that session we had the words to both songs memorized.

Because both of the songs included in this booklet are bed time songs I wanted to include them in our regular evening routine. So in addition to the typical songs I sing my children before bed I included at least one and more often both songs by request of my children. Over the course of the few weeks I have had to review this product I have noticed my children's pronunciation improve, especially for the longer and harder words. I should note that after a few days of singing these songs I reviewed what they both meant in English so that my kids, especially my oldest, could begin to assimilate the meaning of the songs rather than simply repeating without internalizing the meaning.

Overall, my kids and I continue to thoroughly enjoy Buenas Noches, Amigos by Sing-A-Lingo. Our only complaint is that there are not more songs included in this book because we enjoy singing and looking at the wonderfully whimsical illustrations in the booklet so much. I know my kids and I will continue to enjoy this product for many years to come. Be sure and check out the rest of the Sing-A-Lingo product line which includes products for Spanish and English language learners.

In addition to the songs in the booklet my children and I also enjoyed this Sing-A-Lingo video, I hope your kids enjoy it too.

Buenas Noches, Amigos  can be purchased for $9.99 plus S+H.

Sing-A-Lingo provided me a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest review.

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