School Library Journal - School Library JournalK-Gr 6-Native Spanish speakers, including a children's choir, make this an authentic and effective way for children to learn Spanish with a complete immersion approach using Christian songs, Bible stories, and prayers. Two characters, Maria and Pedro, talk to each other in Spanish to transition between songs and sections. They also narrate the stories and prayers. The four sections-"Sunday School," "Christian Camp," "Vacation Bible School," and "Prayer Time"-have a combination of stories, songs, craft activities, and prayers appropriate to each theme. Professional musicians provide accompaniment for the upbeat songs which are sung by the children's choir and adult soloists. Many of the tunes well known, such as "When the Saints Go Marching In." The prayers are traditional, and the Bible stories are familiar. The only inconsistency is that the narrators, who are supposed to be a young brother and sister, both sound like women. This is a fun, interactive way for children to learn Spanish individually or in a group through familiar Christian songs, stories, and prayers.-Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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