Sunday, September 6, 2009

Latin Books For Kids: Minimus

After we finished the "I am reading latin" series, We started On Minimus: Starting out in Latin

Minimus is a fun little guy! He lives in a house with a Roman Britain family and their cat Vibrissa. The storylines are fun, simple enough to keep the student's interest, yet provide a good challenge and introduces simple grammar rules.

There is a pupil's book, a Teacher Resource Book, and an Audio CD to help with pronunciation. The recommendation for age is 7 and up.

I also like that there is a website for Website for Minimus complete with games, activities, and a multitude of resources. Minimus really does make Latin cool!

We used Minimus for 3rd grade. The story starts out with a a cartoon that is easy to translate, and the story is cute. There are Vocabulary lists for each lesson and various snippets of Roman History and culture throughout the book.

Latin for Fun

In our Latin studies, we are always on the look out for something fun to add to our routine. We have found it.

Ecce! Doctore Seuss: Cattus Petasatus!

How could you not want to read The Cat in the Hat in Latin? We found this book on the Bolchazy-Carducci website and I think it is a must have for any family studying Latin.

I particularly loved how the translators managed to follow the Spirit of Dr. Suess, and made the Latin rhyme! There is also a vocabulary section in the back of the book to help with translation.