Follow the link to see our page at bett 2018 stand C64 where we are launching Book 2 Marco the Malta Bus following our incredible success at the Maltese Book Festival where 30,000 children and adults attended and it felt like most of them visited our stand!
郭荭媛 HongYuan Guo known as Audrey also typeset all the pin-yin for me for the printed book version of Marco Book 1. If you want to learn to read some simple Chinese then you can hear Audrey and read this in Pin Yin and Mandarin and directly compare it to the English, Spanish, Polish, Maltese, Czech, Croatian, Serbian/Cyrillic and BrazilianPortuguese editions!
The audio CD of Marco Book 1 is to help for good accent acquisition or for translation purposes, not to teach reading to the first-language speaking child. First, introduce the first 4 flash cards slowly to your child/yourself and then read them on the simple sentences pages all by yourself. These pages will NEVER have words on them that have not already been introduced by using the flash cards of target words. Listen now, to the first track of simple reading sentences from the CD
Now listen to the example of first 4 pages of Marco Book 1 story for paired reading using the first 4 target words. Be a word detective find the target words already learned in the story of Marco and read these words out loud. either with your adult helper pausing at them or along with the Audio CD if your helper does not read this language fluently. Just four pages at a time is recommended. By the end of the book 25% of all written English will have been introduced with an equivalent proportion in all the other languages.
Marco loves all children and especially likes to be cuddled! We hope these children are enjoying “Snory Bear” which is an original version of their own Polish traditional song about a brown bear, sung by Annabelle Brown.
Thank you both so much for giving up your Saturday afternoon to record Čížečku, čížečku with your Mother Marie. It was lovely to meet you both and I hope you had as much fun as we did. We also hope this will encourage you to learn Czech as it is a lovely language and you are so lucky to have someone to learn it from!