The study of Latin offers many wonderful bene- fits,;including;higher;test;scores,;an;increase;in English vocabulary, and a better understand- ing;of;English;grammar.;You;may;think;that
Latin study should be reserved for older students, but
with the right approach, students of all ages can bene-fit.;I’ve;been;teaching;Latin;to;homeschoolers;for;more
than eleven years, and by far some of my favorite classes
learning a secret code. With a little creativity, Latin lessons can be the highlight of your day together.
Elementary Latin by Nancy Sattler* is a wonderful
place to start with younger ones. Add in some creativity
to appeal to different learning styles, and your children
will be begging for Latin lessons each day.
1. Learn the Latin colors, listed in Figure 1. I have also
included memory hints. Some (or most!) of these hints are
Teaching Foreign Language
Candyland© together, using only
Latin words for the colors.
Photography by Kristen Olsen