Latin – the language of a thousand small victories

I've mentioned before that Latin is our daughter's favorite subject. I even catch her playing her Latin songs for fun when she's alone. I'm not sure how this happened, except that she is already mature enough to understand the concept of word play. I took for granted how much studying Latin helps children piece their … Continue reading Latin – the language of a thousand small victories

Scallops, archery, romance, koinobori, and a chameleon

My favorite opening scene in a movie is from Less Than Zero. Clay, returning home from college for Christmas break, drives through the palm tree-lined streets of Los Angeles to the Bangles' cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Hazy Shade of Winter. It's a story about luxury, and the greatest luxury in the world is not … Continue reading Scallops, archery, romance, koinobori, and a chameleon

Games for teaching young children a foreign language

We started our young daughter (seven years old) on Latin this year. She absolutely loves Latin, and I think a lot of that is due to the Song School Latin program from Classical Academic Press. At this stage, she is primarily learning new vocabulary and simple phrases. We are gently introducing some of the grammar, … Continue reading Games for teaching young children a foreign language