In Part Four of my series of book reviews for Multicultural Children’s Book Day (#ReadYourWorld), I’ll be reviewing LET’S LEARN KOREAN by Laura Armitage (edited by Tina Cho). The publisher is Tuttle Publishing.
I was gifted a copy of this book so I could provide an honest review. Which I am happy to do to help promote diverse books and support the mission of MDBD.
This boxed kit contains a set of 64 flash cards containing common Korean words such as numbers, colors, family members, and clothing. There are also common phrases, including “Hello”, “Good-bye”, and “Thank You”. The illustrations are colorful and kid-friendly, showing the word written in Korean, the category (food, clothing, colors), the pronunciation, and an image.
On the backs of the cards are the English translation and the word used in a sentence written in Korean along with the pronunciation of each word in the sentence.
There is also an enclosed audio CD so listeners can hear the words and phrases spoken. The CD also includes several songs—some tunes will be familiar, such as “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Feet” (well, close enough) and the “Happy Birthday” song.
The kit also contains a pamphlet that gives some background information and tips on how to use the cards to teach the words. There is also a detailed pronunciation guide.
The pamphlet also includes instructions for some Korean games and activities kids can do that can also help them learn the language. Words to the songs on the CD are also found here. Finally, a fold-out wall chart depicts the fronts of all 64 cards.
Taken together, this teaching kit is packed with helpful tools and props that can make learning to speak Korean a fun activity.
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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2021 (1/29/21) is in its 8th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.
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