First, Dylan spiked a high fever, and then when that was done he broke out in hives and blew up like a balloon (an event that warranted a trip the the emergency room). With all of that excitement certain subjects just fell to the wayside.
Just as things were beginning to settle down, and we were getting our school groove on, Dylan and Elliot, my two mischievous 1-year-old twinsies, figured out how to open the DVD player. Those little stinkers had our Latin DVD all scratched up before I caught them.
We just received our replacement DVD in the mail yesterday and immediately resumed our Visual Latin studies.
10 Free Latin Resources
Since Latin is on my mind, I wanted to share with you some great free Latin resources you can take advantage of to keep learning fun, fresh, and exciting!
- The Latin Vulgate New Testament - We’re not ready to sit down and read this yet, but maybe you are! I’m looking forward to the day when we can start checking this out.
- Original Classical Latin Texts - This is quite an impressive library of original Latin texts. Again, it will be a while until we can use this, but I’m going to keep it up my sleeve for in the future!
- Latin Readers - The makers of Visual Latin have made available 3 Latin readers (in pdf) that are now public domain. I have downloaded and printed these off. We’re currently working our way through Cornelia. It presents us with plenty of challenge for now! You can download these for free in the Compass store. If you want to hear proper pronunciation, and if you can spare a few bucks, you can purchase mp3s of Visual Latin’s Dwane Thomas reading the chapters for just $9.
- Learning Latin with Virgil - This is a 25-part YouTube video series all about Latin. I’ve really enjoyed watching the first couple videos.
- Latin Charts - I love these Latin charts From Classical Academic Press! I love that they make them free, too. I printed these off (at my parent’s house because I don’t have a color printer) and have laminated them. They are such a visually appealing and useful resource as we continue to learn new declensions and verb endings.
- Headventure Land - This is another resource from Classical Academic Press. It is also Bradley’s favorite Latin Resource. Why? Because it has interactive readers, videos, and games to reinforce Latin. What little boy doesn’t like a video game?
- Latin Coloring Pages - This is a resource for the youngest of Latin learners from Classical Academic Press. Four-year-old Cameron likes coloring these pages and we talk about some of the Latin words. He likes “playing school.”
- Vocabulary movies - These are pretty basic movies that help students learn simple vocabulary. We haven’t yet used them, but I’m planning on implementing them at some point.
- Latin Dictionary - If you’re learning Latin, it’s imperative you have a good Latin to English dictionary…or at least you know where to find a good one online! There are a number of Latin dictionaries I’ve checked out, but this one is my favorite.
- Audio Vulgate - One way to continue to learn Latin is by listening to other speak the language. I keep saying we’re going to start doing this each day, but haven’t yet started. This is also available as an iPad/iPhone app as well as an Android app, so there is no reason not to be using it!
Do you know of any other free (or cheap) Latin resources that helps to mix things up and keep your child (or yourself) engaged? Let me know!