Posts Tagged ‘language’


Alephbeit for Beginners from Psalm 119 by Lydia Hirn | Foundations Press


Features of This Course:

  • Learn how to pronounce and write the Hebrew consonants.
  • Learn what each Hebrew letter represents.
  • Use Psalm 119 to practice identifying the Hebrew letters and copying Hebrew verses.
  • Memorize 135 Modern Hebrew vocabulary words that can be used right away in daily life.
  • Reinforce what you have learned with fun exercises and quizzes.
  • Review with included flashcards and vocabulary word lists.


Our Review: 

This book is designed for students at the Kindergarten level/age and I find it perfect for my rising Kindergarten student. The spiral binding makes it easy to use and the pages (264) are simple black text on white paper. There is plenty of room for writing and drawing where needed. The lesson layout at the beginning of the book gives a helpful recommendation for using the course. Easy to use for a home school mom with no Hebrew knowledge. A fun/ enjoyable learning style for a young student. This is the first of a four book curriculum series. I highly recommend. 

The book suggests accessing her website for videos, audios, and more learning materials for the Hebrew language. 

About the Author:

Lydia Hirn, author and blogger, is a homeschooling graduate from Michigan and is sister to 14 siblings. She is experienced with children’s evangelism outreach, worship and song writing, and photography. She has a love for Israel and for Scripture study and copywork, especially in Hebrew, the original language of the Bible. Visit her at Lydia Lu Languages for encouraging blog posts, language-learning videos and audios, and of course, her Hebrew curriculum books and other products.

Grab your copy at Lydia Lu Languages or Foundations Press.

Lydia-Lu Hirn provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.



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A handy parent’s guide that turns professional language development into child’s play

Every new parent waits expectantly for their child’s first words. But if this milestone is late to arrive, they quickly become concerned. Luckily, Talking with Your Toddler contains speech language techniques that anxious parents can use to encourage late talkers to begin verbalizing. Based on proven speech therapy techniques, the 50 activities in this book encourage and expand language while simultaneously providing kids with endless entertainment. These educational exercises can be incorporated seamlessly into typical daily routines. From naming every clothing piece when getting dressed to exclaiming “pop!” when popping bubbles during playtime, these simple lessons make talking fun. The book includes step-by-step directions and detailed worksheets to ensure that the techniques work in an easy-to-follow, unintimidating way.

Paperback, 120 pages, Ulysses Press

This new title from Ulysses Press is targeted for parents of children ages 2 to 5. Full of helpful information, advice, and encouragement, I would recommend it to new parents and to parents of a little one (ages 2-5) with a speech concern. There is a lot of common sense reading and ideas already thought of. It had some needed reminders and new activities. A quick read.

Ulysses Press provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Little Pim’s educational products are geared for kids ages 6 months to 6 years. They provide many different kinds of learning tools (DVDs, music CDs, flashcards, and books) for each child’s  different learning style.

I reviewed the Little Pim Spanish DVD, 10″ plush, flash cards, the Spanish Bop Album, and the Little Pim book: Colors. I found all to be top quality and a playful way to learn. 

Little Pim has programs for Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, English, Portuguese, and Korean. Visit Little Pim today and find the language that best suits you and your family.

These products were provided by Little Pim to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received

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An independent publisher of books and resources for people who work with children with developmental disabilities or learning delays.

Early Literacy in Action

Lay flat format/ 608 pages.

Enhance young children’s language skills with this proven play-focused preschool curriculum, drawn from more than 20 years of field testing and outcomes! This highly adaptable, flexible program is a practical and significantly expanded follow-up to the bestselling Building a Language Focused Curriculum for the Preschool Classroom.

Building Language Throughout the Year

Spiral-bound / 456  pages

For children from low-resource backgrounds, a literacy-rich preschool experience with a skilled and engaged teacher can make all the difference—it can offset risk factors and lay the groundwork for lifelong academic success. Now schools can ensure effective early literacy instruction with this field-tested, research-based curriculum for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Both books start with case studies and analyses. This reading is somewhat interesting but the lesson plans are what I -and probably most people- are interested in. The lesson plans (“field-tested, research-based curriculum”) are for preschool students (ages 3-5). They are written for a preschool facility but the lessons can easily be used in a home school classroom. Lots of good activities and suggestions for the school year.(40/41 weeks) The lesson plans in the second book, Building Language Throughout the Year,  would be my preferred choice. The layout is more user friendly (single page layout) with room on the page for adding notes or even record keeping. Whether from a “low-resource background” (as this book was designed for) or not, I think the information in this book is helpful for ALL preschool age children.

Brookes Publishing Co. provided complimentary copies for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.



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Written by Cara Tambellini Danielson, a licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She specializes in pediatric speech and language development. Her book was designed to help children learn first words and improve articulation.

It is a perfect little book for any toddler! My reviewer for this book was a two year old boy with a bit of a speech delay.

Target words in the book: up, mop, hop, beep, cup, hat, bat, hot, eat, boat, book, kick, cake, bike, duck.

Repetition used. The format allows for a little one to join in -and say- the last word of the sentence.

Illustrations are great. And I think that’s equally as important as content. In this book of few words, the pictures were clear and background color changes were cleverly different to keep attention. Easy to Say First Words - Inside Page 2

I received this book from Cara Rambellini Danielson in exchange for an honest blog review.


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