Korean + English = Konglish Baby

Before baby comes...
...learning Korean and researching Korean-language resources in order to raise baby as a bilingual.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Korean Kids Song Resources: Teach Me Korean (Judy Mahoney) $3.95 Audiobook

Teach Me Tapes has series of Korean-English resources, titled "Teach Me Korean and More Korean"
The classic coloring books from the Teach Me and Teach Me More series are now combined into a 48-page edition. This new edition includes the coloring pages from both titles, and a 60-minute audio CD so children can listen, learn and sing along. Teach Me Korean and More Korean features six new pages of vocabulary and activities perfect for pre-school to early elementary children. Narrated in Korean, the story includes 40 songs with lyrics and translations
and "Teach Me Everyday Korean"

Bring language alive through brilliant illustrations as you listen, learn and sing along with classic songs for children. Presented in a new dual language format, children can easily follow the songs and story as they learn a new language. This new edition of Teach Me Korean features full color illustrations and is expanded to 32 pages with hardcover binding and companion audio CD.

I downloaded the audiobook version of the "Teach Me Korean" book for $3.95 off of itunes. This version is only 30 minutes (since it's half of the Teach me Korean and More Korean 60 minute CD/Book). The "Teach Me Everyday Korean" audiobook, which is $3.95, is also available for download for $3.95. So, I probably would have just bought the combined CD/Book on Amazon for $15 and gotten the books too. I can't find any images of the actual pages of the books so if you have this resource, I'd be interested to see how the Korean/English is presented. Teaching Korean by an English/American source is hopefully more sympthetic to the non-Korean speaker/reader.

Since it's an AUDIOBOOK, the audio is in chapters, not tracks, which is fine for listening all the way through in the car, but not for skipping ahead to your favorites.

Here are the "chapters" to the audiobook: (my translations)

1. All together, let's sing

2. When the sun rises in the morning

3. Our puppy

4. Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes*

-Days of the Week

5. Rain

6. Umbrellas

-Numbers 1-10

-Hangul Letters

7. 10 Little Indians*

-Elephants swinging on the spiderweb

8. If you're happy and know it*

9. Round and Round 둥글게 둥글게

10. Wheels on the car go round and round*

11. Baby's car goes boom boom boom (

12. Daddy's crayon

13. Jump Jump Jump

14. Let's go catch a fish

15. Oh! Susanna!*

16. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star*

17. Good Night Little One

18. Good Night My Friends

*English songs translated into Korean:

observation: English songs translated into Korean sound a lot better than the attempts I've heard of Korean songs translated into English.

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