Introductory Note: I purchased this on my own. I did not receive a free copy to review. Hence, these are my honest opinions and assessments on the curriculum.
My kids actually were introduced to Song School Latin by Amy Rehn and published by Classical Academic Press during their year in charter school. However, they didn’t finish it so I bought it and did two chapters in one week and we finished right before Christmas.
It comes with a CD with all the vocabulary on it so you can hear the pronunciation, all set to music. My kids love singing along.
In each chapter only 4 or 5 vocabulary words are introduced so after listening to the CD and completing the exercises the vocabulary became easy to master.
I did not buy the teacher’s edition as I don’t feel you need it for such an easy level. The answers are easily found in the chapter.
Classical Academic Press has a great bonus website for extras pertaining to their curriculum including color sheets and other goodies.
Conclusions: This is a great introduction for younger children to Latin. It’s fun, easy, and has great illustrations. The songs are catchy. This book makes it easy to teach Latin as well for those hesitant to try.
If you are thinking of trying Latin, try this first before you dive into a more in-depth approach. Latin can be fun and the crew at Classical Academic Press have found that balance.