Sarah and David

Thanks to a recommendation from Adventures in MamaLand, I got the beginning series of Sarah and David for Froggy.  When I got the materials in the mail, I was extremely disappointed. The Alef-Bet storybook was cute but there were no activities to do with it.  The cd is the book being read verbatim.  The reading primers follow the same basic formula as all the other primers I have seen with repetitive nonsense syllables.

And Froggy loves it all. 

We listen to the cd in the car.  She loves the funny descriptions of the letters.  I do not know if they are helping her remember the differences but it is making studying the letters fun for her.  With all the battles we had with sounding things out in English, I thought the primers would be a battle but Froggy cannot wait to get to them.  She is sounding out syllables and loving it.  
This is never going to make her fluent in Hebrew but maybe if she is a confident reading with vowels early enough she will be able to find a way to become fluent when she is older.


  1. Oy! I'm SO glad Froggy is loving the program, but maybe you saw the recommendation somewhere else?
    I specifically *didn't* recommend the Sarah & David series. I didn't like the look of them in the store at all.
    I did write that I'd picked up the "Aleph Bet story workbook" by itself because it was cheap. "I thought it would be helpful for handwriting reinforcement as well as a bit of vocabulary to supplement kriyah v’od." Maybe that's what you're thinking of?
    Indeed, we have been using it for letter-writing practice and Naomi doesn't MIND it, but I'm still happy we didn't get the whole program.
    I'd love to hear how it's going as you progress through it, though.

  2. Hmmm Now I have no idea who recommended it. I absolutely see why you did not pick it. I do not like it at all even while being glad that Froggy does.

    Do you have a link for the program you do use?


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