Okay, so the makers of Visual Latin, a high school Latin curriculum, have outdone themselves with this fun approach to learning Latin and Greek roots.
My big two love Visual Latin, and Caleb has almost finished his first "year", along with reading Lingua Latina.
Anyhow. Noah had finished his current Latin work, and was so excited to move on to something new. I really didn't feel that Visual Latin was the right "next step" for him, despite all the fun his brother and sister were having with it.
Enter: Word Up! The Vocabulary Show!!! A fun little video introduces 10 new words with the Latin root and 10 new words with the Greek root. This is such a fun way to bridge the gap, and increase Noah's vocabulary, without being too rigorous academically. After the video, there are FREE online activities including flashcards, games, and tests.
Right now, it's only $10!! And with the online content, each group of words can easily last a week (or two!!).
The first root was the word for water: Aqua in Latin and Hydra in Greek.
They learn all about aqueduct, aqueous, aqualung, aquatint....hydrate, hydrant....well. You get the point.
Today, Judah (age 3) informed me:
"Mom, Ezra and I are going to jump on the trampoline. But if it starts raining aqua....then we will come inside."