Learning Lion Filipino Learning Sets

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:

Skills reinforcement:

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)

Content:
112  pcs picture flash cards cards
1 pc audio CD (sold separately)

Product details:
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


Skills reinforcement:
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

Content:
146 pcs syllable cards 4”x 4”
132 pcs picture cards 4” x 2 ¾“
26 pcs letter cards 4” x 2 ¾“
instruction cards

Product details:
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.  

 

Giving Back

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

Comments

  1. Thank you for posting about Learning Lion materials! My children find it difficult to learn Filipino even though we speak it at home and this is so frustrating for me because they fail their tests. And yet they can speak Filipino better than other children who do not even understand the mother tongue of their parents!

    I actually buy two textbooks from TMA (Binhi and Sanghaya) so my children can read and listen to more Filipino stories (also so I won’t have to create a lot of tests). Wish I had learned about Learning Lion materials while we were in the Philippines earlier this year ….

    • it would also be a good idea to buy story books from lampara publishing, adarna, hiyas and tahanan publishing. they produce good stories which makes kids more interested to read in Filipino 🙂

      • Hi Chris,
        Would the books of the publishers you mentioned be available in National Bookstore freely? If I recall right, we bought Hiyas books from a PCBS bookstore. Also, the Learning Lion website is down for maintenance right now; would their products be available elsewhere? I hope you reply soon because my husband is in the Philippines for only 2 weeks and I wish to buy these Filipino resources for the children, especially my youngest who all have a hard time learning Filipino vocabulary. Also, you might want to check out OMFLit right now, they’re having a bulk sale.

  2. Good to know there are home teaching tools for Filipino.
    It’s really a challenge to teach kids a 2nd and 3rd language when they are not receptive to learning them — very frustrating!

  3. I think this is good for younger kids who are just learning to read! 🙂

  4. Most preschoolers these days can’t speak our native language just because they’re not practicing it at home, so these Filipino learning sets are helpful resources for these kids.

  5. Thanks for sharing this, mommy Chris. i had to make my own flashcards for my boys because there aren’t too many that is in Tagalog. Will they be at the Manila International Book Fair? We hope to go this year. We have recently been gifted with Tagalog books by a friend/writer and my kids love them. When I read it to them, they ask where in the page a particular Tagalog word is. They’re beginning to love books again.

  6. It’s sad that kids these days have a hard time learning proper Filipino. Actually, even my generation isn’t as good in the language. Whenever I use a slightly deeper Filipino word, I always get raised eyebrows and an accompanying “ano daw?” Still, I admit that I myself isn’t that good with Filipino, especially the deeper Tagalog.

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