How to Use the Music:
Listen to the music selection in your mother tongue, then switch to the album with a new language. The lyrics are the same across all albums but sung in the three different languages, while the musical compositions remain identical in each. Your brain will make connections based on rhythm, tone, and familiarity even before you read the enclosed lyric booklets. Decoding new words and phrases will start before you read the translations! Have fun, sing along, and try it… before you know it you may be asking in French, "Where is the bathroom?", or in Spanish, "Do you want to play?", or telling your friend in English to "Give me five!"
Lyrics are all based on the concept of transferable language, so that you learn to say relevant phrases and sentences that are readily adoptable into daily speech patterns; all lyrics are presented in an immersion style, and all of our singers are native speakers.
Why Use This Music:
Our philosophy is simple: exposure enriches. Exposure to new sounds, new words, and new cultures creates new opportunities and enriches lives. As the borders of our world become more blurred and less important, why not create greater lines of communication and open pathways to understanding? Communication is the pathway to peace.
Aside from our idealistic philosophy, it's just plain fun to say "I love you" in lots of different languages! or play hide and seek, or shop for the exact ingredients of a proper French crepe. The theory behind this music is that it is really simple and very easy: beginning language learners first focus on the refrain, as their comfort level increases, they naturally increase their vocabulary, and eventually pick apart the 'chunks' to create new phrases. This is interactive music designed for a child's introduction to the sounds and words of Spanish, English, French, or all three! It is simple, and it is repetitive. Best of all, it works! It is also very relevant, so that it seems like silly, playful music, and then suddenly you're speaking a new language!
Volumes One and Volumes Two are comprised of unique and original songs that were written for modern parents by an educator / anthropologist / mother, and an artist / musician / mother. These super catchy and well crafted tunes were arranged by a world-renowned musician / composer. The songs are specifically designed for little ears, tongues, and brains - covering subject matter that is relevant to a child's world so that they learn foreign words that they are already using in their native tongue.