Great CD for beginners! Learn the alphabet, farm animals, counting, family members, parts of the body, days of the week, colors, fruit, opposites and shapes in Spanish. The accompanying lyrics and activity book has fun assignments and crossword puzzles! A complement of instrumental accompaniment tracks is great for performances. Funky Phonics is based on Synthetic Phonics. Blending the best in educational research and practice, Synthetic Phonic series is a structured program providing children with the strategies needed to decode words through rhyming, blending and segmenting. Teachers and parents love the lessons, hands on activities and reproducible worksheets, while children find the catchy, toe-tapping tunes fun. Recommended for Gr. K-2. More about Synthetic Phonics instruction Recommended by the National Reading Panel for its systematic, direct method, Synthetic Phonics has become the foundation of the "Reading First" component of the "No Child Left Behind Act." Young children and struggling students alike benefit from its simple, sound-based approach. Children first learn how to connect letters or letter combinations with sounds, and then how to blend the sounds together to form recognizable words. They are then taught to sound out and blend letters to pronounce unfamiliar words. Synthetic Phonics rapidly teaches children to read within weeks rather than years. Children love learning through music! Designed to help bolster literacy skills, each of these audio kits combines entertaining and instructional songs on CD along with a printed book of sing-along lyrics and activities. Additional resource books are also available for phonics, Spanish, and French. Students can achievefluency and have fun at the same time through songs, lessons, activities and exercises! These recordings feature talented, professional singers, lyricists and editors from Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba and Spain. This progressive immersion series in Spanish includes simple songs for beginners, songs teaching common idioms, Spanish fun with phonics, grammar basics, and verb conjugation.Gomez, Patricia is the author of 'Sara Jordan Spanish for Kids Beginning Lessons ', published 2005 under ISBN 9781553860433 and ISBN 1553860438.