Student Textbook with Interactive CD + Skits DVD
The textbook is divided into 8 chapters, each of which contains 4-5 vocabulary units. Each vocabulary unit is introduced with a song. Students can follow along by looking at the colorful illustrated vocabulary page in the textbook, or by reading the lyrics in the lyrics booklet. Each unit also includes a set of commonly used Q&A. Those Q&A are combined with the vocabulary in a skit presented at the end of each unit. A cultural point closes the chapter. Reading skills and grammar concepts such as masculine/feminine, adjective/noun agreement, present/past/future tenses are introduced by using associations, color-coded words, and creative visuals to make it easy for children to understand and learn at their own pace.
The Interactive CD provides students and instructors with an interactive Flash version of the book, divided into five sections: Pronunciation, Songs, Vocabulary, Q&A, and Present/Past/Future Tenses.
The Skits DVD presents humorous skits acted by native speakers with Spanish subtitles.
Set of Activity Workbooks 1-4
The Activity Workbooks provide opportunities to reinforce in writing the material that the songs, games, and conversation present. Each workbook covers 1 of the 4 modules (2 of the 8 chapters in the book), and is full of fun illustrated activities that go with the songs, skits, vocabulary, and Q&A. The back cover of each workbook has 40 original colorful cognate picture to review with the Q&A.
The set includes 1 of each Activity Workbook. It may be advisable to purchase an additional set for each student using the program.
Music CD with 39 Song Lyrics Booklet
The Music CD includes 39 songs with catchy tunes that introduce children to Spanish vocabulary and phrases. Music is one of the most powerful tools for accelerating the learning process.
These songs can also be rehearsed with the Sign & Sing DVD, the interactive CD line-by-line feature, or by looking at the pictures in the Textbook.
Sign & Sing DVD with Song Lyrics Booklet
The Sign & Sing DVD introduces two languages at once by singing the songs in the program while signing along in American Sign Language. The ASL signs anchor movements to words, helping children learn vocabulary faster, remain physically engaged, and have fun.
The songs in the DVD can also be rehearsed with the Music CD, the Interactive CD line-by-line feature, and by looking at the pictures in the Student Textbook.
Domino and Mini Verb Conjugation Card Set
These can be used as traditional flashcards or to play the Domino game, where students match words to their corresponding pictures. The Mini Verb Conjugation cards have personal pronouns with slits to insert verb word cards and build sentences in the past, present, and future.
- 12 vocabulary units with 24 tiles each: Body, Numbers, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Verbs, Food, House, Places, Occupations, Clothing, Farm Animals
- 4 vocabulary units with 12 tiles each: Colors, Shapes, Emotions, Directions
- 9 Mini Verb Conjugation Cards
Cognate Picture Card Set with Cognate Folder and Pronunciation CD
The Cognate Picture cards have beautiful color illustrations of easy vocabulary words that are very similar in Spanish and English. They are designed to help students discover Spanish words that they already know and can be used to practice pronunciation skills, enrich the Q&A, or build picture sentences.
The Cognate Cards are divided into 14 different categories: Animals, Musical Instruments, Sports, Transportation, Fantasy, Insects, Fruits, Vegetables, Food, Nature, People, Locations, Liquids, Reptiles, and House.
The Folder is included for students to practice and store their work, and the Pronunciation CD demonstrates the correct pronunciation of each cognate word in Spanish.
Homeschool Instructor Manual
The Homeschool Instructor’s Manual provides full lesson plans for all 4 modules, including innovative activity and game ideas, tips for increasing the length of the program, and help in adapting the program for non-readers. The Instructor’s Manual also helps instructors learn and become comfortable in the Risas y Sonrisas methodology. Finally, even if you don’t speak Spanish yourself you can still make it fun and engaging for your children or students. For best results, we always suggest that parents get involved and learn right along with their children. It will be easy and fun with Risas y Sonrisas!