This engaging, simple, and fun video (choose between streaming format or 3-DVD set) follows the lessons in Song School Latin Book 1. Each of the 24 episodes (one for every non-review chapter) features a lively magistra and magister who narrate the vocabulary practice, simple grammar lessons, and derivative training. Simeon the Monkey makes appearances in each episode, delighting students with his animated story, which features numerous vocabulary words. There is also an animated “Derivative River” that highlights the way in which Latin words have come into various languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
We’re sure this video will be the highlight of your Latin week. Your students will be recounting the stories and words they learn from their digital friends and asking for repeat performances. Give them the opportunity to learn from other teachers and to use the intelligence of their eyes and ears. The multi-modal approach of this video promises to delight and inform young students and set them on a course to loving Latin. The streaming option provides the convenience of instant access, as well as desktop, smart TV, and mobile viewing capabilities. Streaming access lasts for the life of the product.
- 24 episodes, following the book chapter by chapter
- classical and ecclesiastical pronunciations
- teaching in vocabulary, simple grammar, and derivatives
- My Pet Monkey bilingual story animation
- each episode approximately 10 minutes
- Cathy Duffy Reviews
- Hip Homeschool Moms (2014)
- HomeSchool Reviews
- Teaching Stars
- Lextin Eclectic
- Hip Homeschool Moms (2016)
- Artful Homemaking
- Cindy Rinna
- Simple Homeschool
“I just started Song School Latin 1 this summer with my daughter (who is 8). Of all the things in the classical model that I have had to muster up the courage to attempt to learn or re-learn, Latin was the biggest. . . . Then I watched the preview clip of SSL on YouTube and found it so modern, clear, approachable and visually appealing that I bought it on hope. It has been WONDERFUL! My daughter loves it, and what’s more, I do too. We are using our Latin words and giggling at Simeon and I finally feel confident that I have found a great company to help me overcome my intimidation with Latin. Sum Optime!!!!!!!” —Mindy, homeschool mom
“A six-year-old boy’s favorite part of school is Latin? Want to know why? We’re using Song School Latin. We love this curriculum. I cannot recommend this book enough for the family who wants to gently introduce their early elementary student to Latin.” —Amy, Heart of the Matter Online
“Classical Academic Press seems to have a knack for producing materials that are academically sound and very user-friendly for both parent-teachers and students. Song School Latin does not disappoint. One of the appealing aspects of the program is the common, practical applications of Latin to children’s everyday life. Even though I have no formal background in Latin, I am so excited to begin the program with my son who will be starting kindergarten in the fall.” —Nancy Casari Dayton, The Old Schoolhouse magazine
“My children loved Song School Latin so much that they begged me to get Song School Greek. Even my three-year-old is picking up Latin words. It’s a wonderful introduction and well worth every penny.”
—Laura, homeschool mom
“My boys, ages 4 and 7, beg to do their Latin. This program is fabulous!” —Aundrea, homeschool mom
“My daughter just loves the Song School Latin and you have made teaching easier on me!” —Heather, homeschool mom
“My kids love Song School Latin because it’s fun (and the songs are funny!). I love Song School Latin because it has been a gentle introduction to Latin for my 9-year-old and my 6-year-old has joined right in. The kids play Go Fish with their Latin Monkey Match cards and love to sing along with the lesson’s songs.” —Erica, homeschool mom
“I originally only planned to teach my daughter Latin this year but when my son saw how much fun Song School Latin was he wanted to learn too!” —Khristin, homeschool mom
“After reading about the harsh conditions of growing up in ancient Sparta, I asked my 5 yr. old (studying Song School Latin) how he would like to have grown up there. He replied, ‘I’d be pessime’d, Mom.’ I’m not sure I like mixing English slang with Latin, but at least he’s incorporating his Latin vocabulary into everyday conversations!” —Betty, homeschool mom
“My three boys, ages 4, 5, and 7, LOVE Song School Latin. it’s probably their favorite subject!” —Elizabeth, homeschool mom
“They loved Song School Latin Book 1 so much that they would do the entire lesson, DVD lesson, student workbook, song/chant, and vocabulary cards all in one day! And if that wasn’t enough, they wanted to do it daily! Sometimes they even wanted to do more on the weekends!” —Tanya, writer at The Natural Homeschool
“Classical Academic Press quickly became a respected source for quality Latin programs with their Latin for Children series, and Song School Latin reflects their solid reputation. The songs are catchy, easy to memorize and even enjoyable for the educator (a big plus!), and the material is fun, engaging and creates a genuine excitement for the material. Quite honestly, it is the best we have seen thus far; I highly recommend it!” —J.H., homeschool parent
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“Joy to the World” in Latin—classical pronunciation (YouTube video)
“Joy to the World” in Latin—ecclesiastical pronunciation (YouTube video)
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Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant, and speaker who specializes in classical education. He is committed to the renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He cofounded and serves full-time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher is also a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He serves on the board of the Society for Classical Learning and as the director of the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.
Christopher received his BA in history from the University of South Carolina and his MDiv and PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for ten years. He is also the author of An Introduction to Classical Education, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, and Greek for Children and coauthor of the Latin for Children series, all published by Classical Academic Press.
Amy Rehn, now Amy Gosnell, is a wife, homemaker, and mother of two toddler girls. She began studying Latin as a homeschooled high school student, and continued her Latin studies through classes at the University of Maryland. She taught Latin for five years in two classical homeschool academies and at a classical Christian school in Maryland.
She earned her BS in special education from Bob Jones University and her master’s in speech pathology from the University of South Carolina while working on the Song School Latin books. She currently practices in South Carolina as a part-time speech language pathologist, treating preschoolers with Downs and and a variety of other disabilities. She thrives on time outdoors with her family, ballroom dancing with her husband, and answering Latin questions from several of her adorable nephews and nieces.
Grade Level: Grades 1-2
Course Length: Yearlong (to be used alongside Song School Latin Book 1)
- 3 DVDs