Shogakukan’s Talking Pen Series
By touching the pictures and text on each page with the talking pen included in the bundle, children can hear over and over again beautifully pronounced words both in English and Japanese. For each word the English spelling and phonetic transcription is provided. Listening to a native speaker’s correct pronunciation allows children to absorb the sounds and rhythms peculiar to the English language.
The talking pen’s main advantage is that children can easily use it whenever they want to. No matter if at home or on the go, the pen comes with five adjustable volume settings making it perfect for any situation.
In addition to the vocabulary learned in school, words that native English-speaking children naturally acquire in their daily lives have been included, based on research of study materials and textbooks used in English-speaking countries to teach English as a second language. The example sentences introduce expressions commonly used by native English-speaking children on a daily basis as well as useful phrases for real-life situations.
The selection of topics is designed to also appeal to adults and encourage parents to browse the books with their children starting from their favorite page. Including a wealth of vocabulary of immediate practical use, the whole family can enjoy reviewing the new words and expressions together over a long period of time.
[caption id="attachment_5785" align="aligncenter" width="883"] My First 1,000 Words, with Touch-and-Talk Pages![/caption]
All the volumes in the series are richly illustrated. Realistic and beautiful photographs are interspersed with illustrations worthy of a picture book. Children can learn new words and become familiar with English conversation in a natural and fun way while looking at the images.
The talking pen provides an invaluable chance for children to easily come into contact with English, a language that will be essential to their future. Perfect as a gift for school entrance ceremonies or birthdays, dictionaries featuring beloved character, Doraemon, are now also available in the talking pen edition.