Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lightning Fast Book Review and Giveaway

In a little over a week, my husband, daughter and I are heading to Germany. Rose and I haven't been back in 6 years - she was 3 the last time we visited. 

My husband was born and raised in Germany and came to the States as an exchange student 20 years ago. We both met in college while taking foreign language classes and he went on to become a German and Spanish high school teacher.

Needless to say, we have slacked in the "teaching" department with our daughter Rose - she is 9 years old. She knows some basic phrases but we really wanted to give her a crash course in German before we spend 3 weeks there, especially since my husband's parents don't speak English.

 I was very excited to discover Carolyn Woods and her incredible "Lightning-Fast" language books. Lightning-Fast German helps you incorporate German into your every day activities, so you learn while doing the things you already do. It makes the learning fun for kids and it is an easy to use book - not intimidating as you might think learning a language might be.

In the book there are conversational sections and Rose's favorite was titled "Where are we going?" Good to see that her favorite question in English is now her favorite in German! The meal-time conversational portions were excellent too!!  The book even has some games - such as scavenger hunts, concentration and bingo to help you retain the information in a fun setting!

Lightning-fast German For Kids and Families is one of six books in the Lightning-fast language series which also includes Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese. Carol Woods is also the author of Make Money from Home with a Children's eBay Business.

You can connect with author Carol Woods on her blog, Facebook, and twitter!

Buy it! You can Purchase Lightning-fast German for kids and Families or any other book Carol Woods has authored on Amazon!

Win it! Author Carol Woods is generously offering one of my readers their book of choice! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below!

 Carolyn Woods & Lightning Fast German provided me with a copy of this book in order to facilitate this review and giveaway, but all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. I would love to learn any language really. I've taken like 8 and can't keep any straight lol. I just want to be fluent in one ;)

  2. Well, my great grandmother came over from Germany so I've dabbled in it here and there. I think if they had French I'd get that one because my son is taking it in High School. I could maybe surprise him with some words or phrases.

  3. Oh sorry, of the languages mentioned in the giveaway....Italian. LOL

  4. I would love my kids to learn french, but i'd love to learn italian.

  5. I would love to learn German to flummox my husband! Vietnamese, too, as my dtr is adopted from there!