Teaching Filipino shouldn’t be hard since we are Filipinos and we speak Filipino at home but without the proper tools, proper appreciation and application, Filipino has become of the dreaded subjects of the kids today. I was impressed when I saw Learning Lions Filipino learning sets during the recent homeschool conference.
Here are some of the items:
Vocabulary, initial sound and letter recognition, creativity
You get not just one but 4 sets of Filipino flash cards for sound and letter recognition. The set comes complete to include letters c, f, j, ñ, v, x, and z. Flashcards come with an Audio CD with fun alphabet songs that the children can sing with. The rhythm of the original alphabet song makes learning pronunciation a breeze.
Price: Php 575 for the Flashcards
Php 200 for the CD (Titik at Awit)
112 pcs picture flash cards cards
1 pc audio CD (sold separately)
Printed on 2-side coated board, 220 gsm
Cut out flash card size: 4” x 4 ¾ ”
26 pcs loose sheets
CD with acrylic case
Visual affinity with letters, Sound and symbol relationship, Word building
ALPABASA is a helpful tool to introduce letter and syllable sounds. Designed to make reading in Filipino easier with the use of syllable cards (ba, be, bi, bo, bu, etc), Alpabasa increases their Filipino vocabulary further with additional letters in Bagong Alpabetong Filipino. Form names of objects by placing syllable cards side by side and find the correct picture that go with them.
Price: Php 1,915
146 pcs syllable cards 4”x 4”
132 pcs picture cards 4” x 2 ¾“
26 pcs letter cards 4” x 2 ¾“
30 pages of punch out cards
Printed on 2-side coated board, 220 gsm
Book size: 12”x 16”, wire bound
The items are really world class. This could definitely make learning Filipino more fun and hands-on for our children! Aside from the great product, every purchase you make will help Learning Lion give back to the public school system as well. Read about the company, the founder Tisha Cruz and her mission.
A Brief Background
Learning Lion was established in 2004. Having been an early childhood educator for 19 years and now a mother of three youngsters, I have met many countless dedicated teachers who give their lives in order to make a difference in our country. I have experienced the joys and trials of being a teacher and one thing I realized is that in the Philippines, our teachers have a great need for support, not only in continuous training and exposure to new teaching tools and techniques but more specifically in being equipped with good quality teaching materials and aids to boost their classroom learning environment.
We have developed our teaching material from various educational approaches. It was inspired by my exposure as a graduate student of Teacher’s College Columbia University, New York, my experience as a teacher at Horace Mann School and West Side Montessori in New York City as well as being a teacher and preschool coordinator at the International School Manila. Learning Lion has been a labor of love and passion for my partners and me.
Presently, Learning Lion materials are currently being used by Efren Penaflorida’s Kariton Classroom in Cavite City, AHA Learning Center – a free nursery for children living in the cemeteries along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati, GreenEarth Heritage Foundation, Inc, a community in the Sierra Madre Foothills, 6 classrooms headed by Dumagat Scholars from San Ysiro, Antipolo City, and by March of this year, 150 classrooms supported by Aklat Sisikat Foundation as well as 25 of the complete Learning Lion Series donated by an independent business in the Philippines to be given to 25 public school classrooms. We envision the Filipino children becoming readers by First Grade and no longer learning to read but reading to learn. The way we feel we can achieve this is by empowering our beloved teachers.
You can purchase their items through their new website http://www.learninglion.ph/ or contact them through their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Learning-Lion-Publishing-House-Inc/246130851181