Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Guest Author: Judy Martialay's ¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish

¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish
Judy Martialay
Polyglotkidz Press
ISBN 978-0-9911324-0-9   36 pages   $19.99 

Give that child in your life the gift of a foreign language. ¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish is the perfect way to give the child a fun and early start in learning Spanish. The book can be used by parents (grandparents, etc.), whether or not they know Spanish, with their children ages roughly 6-10.

Children love a story. ¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish  begins with an imaginary trip to Mexico where children follow the adventures of Panchito the Mexican Jumping Bean while learning Spanish and becoming immersed in the local culture. Back home, children can use their Spanish with friends and family with an assortment of activities, including a treasure hunt and a skit that they can perform with friends. They learn more about the culture of Mexico and learn how to bargain in a market, what to say at a piñata party and they can learn the catchy piñata song. Finally there is a craft where they can make an authentic Mexican mask while using their Spanish.

The audio version is included with purchase of the book; it can be heard and downloaded from the website http://polyglotkidz.com.

Children’s brains are wired to learn languages easily. You want your child to have the best education possible, and the time to start is now.  Children will love the book even if they already know some Spanish. 

Purchase your copy

With ¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish you have a complete introduction to learning Spanish which both your children and you will enjoy. You will all have many hours of fun using Spanish.

¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish can be ordered at Amazon.com.

Judy Martialay was born in Mount Vernon, New York, and received a BA from Mount Holyoke College and MA from Columbia University. She taught Foreign Languages in elementary school, middle and high school. During and after retirement, she devoted time to public advocacy for foreign language education with the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. Her dream is to give all children the opportunity to experience a foreign language, as early as possible. In preparation for this book, Judy received advice from several experts in the field of foreign language instruction for children.


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