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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"The Family" Book Review



We have had the opportunity recently, to review a book titled "The Family", authored by Suzy Liebermann.

"The Family" is the first book in a series of bilingual books for elementary students who are learning Spanish or English. The English version is at the bottom of the page, and the illustrations are in Spanish. The illustrations are colorful, and its easy for young children to follow along.

The book begins teaching how to say hello, and how are you? It proceeds to teach the titles of different family members. There is also a web site that accompanies the book. An animated format is available. The site also includes games for children to practice vocabulary.

The author of "The Family", Suzy Liebermann is a native of Germany, and a former resident of the Dominican Republic, Mexico, the islands of the Bahamas and Switzerland. Now living in the United States, Suzy has traveled all over the world in pursuit of language, arts, and culture. Having found all that Suzy now shares it with the world. Through educational literature she teaches teachers,parents, and children. She has global experience teaching in German, Spanish, French, and English. She has a degree in business management and international business. Suzy launched Happy Language Kids Publications in 2010, as an interactive language learning program for children.

My personal opinion is that these books are a great way to introduce the Spanish language to children. My own toddler is already saying some of the words in just a few weeks. I think it's very important that we teach our children about different cultures and their languages. It broadens their horizons in many ways growing up. It also helps to teach our children at a young age that our different cultures should be respected, and maybe we can help create a future where we are even more united than ever.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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