Friday, October 30, 2009

Juguemos en Español CD/Book Giveaway!

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The winners are: #8 SIMONE AND #3 ADRIANA

As I search for materials to help my children learn Spanish, I find numerous songs and books that teach numbers, colors and body parts. But what can I give my children if they are beyond simple vocabulary. I want them to have a broad vocabulary in Spanish.

I was so excited to try out Susy Dorn's products. We received Sal y Pimienta DVD and CD to review. Let me start telling you about the CD.

Things I love about Susy's music

-Fun, catchy music that covers a wide variety of topics (beyond colors and shapes!). Some of the topics include what foods you put salt and pepper in while you cook, a crazy lady who does all the chores in her house, a song about all the insects and animals with spots, and a space exploring all the different planets. These are all on the CD I reviewed.

-There is a lot of rhyming, great for getting my girls to recognize rhyming in Spanish, preparing them to start phonics in Spanish. I love the song about all the animals playing instruments that rhyme with their names.

-They use more advanced vocabulary, but there is repetition and simple wording, so it is easy to learn and remember the lyrics.

-My children have memorized the songs very quickly. I was surprised when my daughter could sing an entire song (using gestures) after hearing it only 3 times.

The Susy Dorn DVD Sal y Pimienta uses the same techniques she uses in her immersion program. She uses puppets and exaggerated gestures to communicate only in Spanish. I have to admit that the clown nose, mime and exaggerated gestures seemed a little strange to me at first. But I was so impressed with how effectively they teach! My girls memorized the music so fast after watching the DVD, especially my 3 year old. It really captures their attention and they love it.

The same immersion technique works with the books. The book that goes along with each CD/DVD shows the children what is sung. They don't need translation because it is all shown to them through pictures.

Susy Dorn is giving away 2 CD/Book sets, La Marcha de Las Aves and Rimas y Mas Rimas to 2 different readers of this blog!

Here is how you enter:

Go to Susy Dorn's website or listen to the song previews in the box below. Make a comment on this post telling me which song you liked. You have entered!







Want additional entries?
-Become a facebook fan of Wanna Jugar with Migo page (you must already be a part of facebook). Click on the Become a fan button on the right side bar. Come back to this post and make another comment saying you are a fan.
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-Become a follower of this blog. Make a comment telling us that you follow our blog (even if you are already a follower)

Giveaway ends Sunday, November 8th at 10 pm Central Time.

Contest Rules- You can enter only up to five times for the contest by doing each one of the instructions above. Contest ends Sunday, November 8th at 10 PM Central Time. The winner will be chosen randomly by random.org. Comments must provide a name, no completely anonymous. Only USA addresses, sorry. I will announce the winner on November 9thand the winner must e-mail me within 72 hours. If you provide an e-mail, we will e-mail you.

*If you think you will not check back when we announce winners, please e-mail me at wannajugarwithmigo [at] gmail [dot] com with your e-mail so I can send you an e-mail that you win. In the past, winners might lose out on products they win if they don't respond.

23 comments:

Adriana said...

I LOVE that the songs are completely in Spanish and cover a variety of topics. Since my sons (well my oldest anyway) are already fluent in Spanish, I rarely buy CD's anymore because they already know the number and colors that most of them cover.

Adriana said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Adriana said...

I am a follower on Facebook too!

Alicia said...

I am a follower of your blog (via google reader)!

Alicia said...

I love araña come lasaña - how catchy!

simone/ thebubbledies said...

I like the Sal y Pimienta song. Seems really catchy and I was able to pick out a few phrases that I knew (I'm not a Spanish speaker.) Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

simone/ thebubbledies said...

I follow your blog. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

simone/ thebubbledies said...

I'm a fan on Facebook. Simone T. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

Lauren and Rory said...

Love the song "El pastel" I love that Susy has a great accent. I'm planning on teaching my own kids Spanish (when I have kids:))but I can't imagine using materials with an American accent.

Lauren and Rory said...

I am a facebook fan!

Lauren and Rory said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Maria Jesus said...

Hi

wow, nice songs, i like la llama en pijamas :)

MJ

Maria Jesus said...

I'm a follower on facebook :) :)

MJ

Maria Jesus said...

and.... i'm a follower too yeaaaaahhh, (google reader)

MJ

Saving Moms Money - Melissa said...

animales y Sus Bebes is cute! This would be perfect to play in the background while my son plays with his toys!

Saving Moms Money - Melissa said...

I am not following!

Jen said...

These songs are so fun! I love "El pastel"... "pero lo mas importante hazlo con el corazon"!

Jen said...

I also follow this blog with google reader.

Susan said...

I like the song about the "Bomberos." I have learned that anything about cars, trucks, the police and fire engines are a big hit with boys. My son would love this song, plus it is different from all of the other Spanish songs we have.

Susan said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Okibum said...

I love love the Sal y Pimienta song. It sounds like so much fun

Okibum said...

I am a follower.

Adriana said...

We just received the CD and listened to it last night. We LOVE it! My son is very into rhyming right now so it was perfect. I am thinking about buying another one from her. Gracias!