Thursday, July 17, 2008

Review: Our Hawaiian Hula Adventure by Professor Pocket

On this second cd by Professor Pocket, we join Desi the Dinosaur and Chico the Chicken on another adventure, but this time in Hawaii. There they meet the Big Kahuna, played by Parents Choice award-winning family artist, Billy Jonas.

Like in their first cd, Our Silly Farm Adventure, the music is excellent. Once you listen to the songs, you'll be tapping your toes and singing along with your children - in Spanish! Nathan, my five-year old, loves Vamos a la Playa and has pretty much learned all the words which is good because it's full of useful vocabulary.

In addition to the music, there's a fun bilingual storyline that your children will enjoy following - from dancing the hula to visiting a volcano.

The cd comes with the words to all the songs with translations. At the back of the booklet is a list of the key vocabulary, verbs and expressions used. You can also find all of this on their web site including music samples. Also on their site, you can download activity sheets for free. It's a great way to reinforce the new vocabulary.

For more information, visit their site at www.professorpocket.com.

4 comments:

Keen said...

I'd been wondering about Professor Pocket, so I was very interested in your review. I might have to check it out--especially because I'm a sucker for Billy Jonas.

Thanks for visiting my blog the other day! I'll be coming back here for your helpful information, and if I ever get around to starting a blogroll (which I haven't, even though I started blogging last November), I'd love to include you in it.

Maribel Suardy said...

Hola Karen,

Thanks for your review. I'm also thinking about checking out this product to possibly incorporate it in my playgroup, but I wanted to know if all the story-lines are illustrated in the booklet you mentioned. I need lots and lots of visuals with my little students.

Thanks again for your input!
Maribel Suardy
"We are Little Amigos"

Karen said...

Maribel - In the booklet (4 pgs), you'll find the lyrics, and some illustrations, but not what you're thinking.

Looks like we're on the same wavelength... I'm working on some lessons incorporating the songs and characters from the "Our Silly Farm Adventure" cd. ;)

Karen said...

Keen - we're Billy Jonas fans here as well.

I'll put you on my blog roll as well. Thanks for stopping by! :)