The Fabulous Lost & Found and the Little Mouse who Spoke Tagalog (Tagalog & English)

Author(s): Mark Pallis

Picture Books

A little mouse walks into the Lost & Found, but can only speak Tagalog. How will Mr and Mrs Frog figure out what the mouse is missing...? Aimed at children aged 2-7, the unique 'Story-powered language learning method' combines humour, story and emotion to gently and memorably introduce kids to fifty fun Tagalog words and phrases. The kids were so busy laughing they didn't realise they were learning." Kyle Buchannan, Dad of two, London. It's a bilingual children's book with a difference, that helps lay the foundations of a love of languages. How does the Story Powered Language Learning Method work? Unlike a Tagalog picture dictionary, bilingual Tagalog or Filipino English children's books, or traditional Tagalog language books, the Fabulous Lost and Found uses the the 'Story-powered Language Learning Method' taps into a child's natural abilities. There are three steps: We create an emotionally engaging and funny story for children and adults to enjoy together, just like any of the other Italian books for children. Studies show that social interaction, like enjoying a book together, is critical in language learning. Through the story, we introduce a relatable character who speaks only in the new language. This helps build empathy and a positive attitude towards people who speak different languages. These are both important aspects in laying the foundations for lasting language acquisition in a child's life. As the story in this Italian picture book progresses, the child naturally works with the characters to discover the meanings of a wide range of fun new words and phrases. Strategic use of humour ensures that this subconscious learning is rewarded with laughter; the child feels good and the first seeds of a lifelong love of language are sown.Message from the Author, Mark Pallis: There is a special magic about learning words another language and using them: I truly think it warms the heart. I've learnt jokes or songs in ten languages so far and it's brought me so much joy. This Tagalog book for children is first and foremost a really enjoyable story, but it's also my way of helping little learners engage with a new language, empathise with strangers and ultimately build a love of languages. And it happens without them realising. Any parent who has ever tried to smuggle vegetables into pasta sauce will know that you can get a lot of good stuff into things without kids noticing. This book is the same! I want you all to have fun together and enjoy the story. The learning is a bonus; the icing on the cake or extra veg in the sauce! The idea that after a few reads, kids will be able to go up to a native speaker and tell them in their own language: 'I've lost my hat' fills me with joy. Imagine how proud the child, and you, will feel! I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it. Mark


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General Fields

  • : 9781916080188
  • : Neu Westend Press
  • : May 2020
  • : 21.60 cmmm X 21.60 cmmm X 0.20 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Pallis
  • : en
  • : 38