by the Editors of Hippocrene Books
This dictionaries make learning Swedish vocabulary easy and enjoyable. It is the design of these books that make them appealing and useful.
Geared to children ages five to 10, these 95-page books are designed to make a child’s first exposure to a foreign language fun and non-threatening. The 500 entries in each dictionary use nouns (and a minimum number of verbs) that kids are interested in: people, animals, colors, numbers, and objects that children encounter and use every day. Learning is enhanced by colorful illustrations, a commonsense phonetic pronunciation, and the equivalent word in English. This quote sums up the design and method used in these books well.
“With their absorbent minds, infinite curiosities and terrific memories, young children have enormous capacities to master many languages. All they need is exposure and encouragement. The beautiful images and clear presentation make this dictionary a wonderful tool for unlocking your child’s multilingual potential.”
Deborah Dumont, M.A., M.Ed., Child Psychologist and Educational Consultant