I am very fortunate to have so many talented friends who are singers, writers, performers, scientists – you name it!
Disclaimer: I was given the product in exchange for this review. However, all opinions are my own.
One of such special friends is Azita Crerar – she is a daughter of my mother-in-law’s good friend and happens to live just literally a walk over the border! She is an author, a teacher and a song-writers. You can find Azita’s full biography and work on her website – Azita Crerar.
One of Azita’s recent works is Wee Tales For Wee Ones, Volume 1 – a CD made for ESL learners. I enjoyed listening to it and I will be using it in my classroom as I see it fit for both kindergarten and elementary children.
The CD contains 25 tracks: 1 introductory; 12 tracks recorded at a normal speed and 12 at a slower speed to meet the needs of ESL learners. The themes include birthday party, various activities, friendships and more. Each track has a unique background music, a story and some sing-along chants.
This CD was created by a wonderful team:
Words and concept: Azita Crerar
Cover art: Elaheh Mottahedeh-Bos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vocals: Amelia Crerar* (email@example.com), Alden Penner**
Music: Alden Penner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mixing and Mastering: Steve Pathé at Studio Pathé Frères
Cover layout design: William Leong (email@example.com)
The phrases and stories are so catchy, that I have been going on for a few days chanting some of them in my head! My 2 year old loves them too! The repetitive nature of these tracks is what makes the listener learn and say along, practice pronunciation and intonations. The CD would be a great asset to any ESL classroom from tots up to middle school. And just by using a track a teacher can create a great set of lessons to last all year long.
I am very excited to share with you that I’ll be giving away 5 download cards for cdbaby.com for Azita’s Wee Tales for Wee Ones!
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