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Minimus Pupil's Book: Starting Out in Latin

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This elementary Latin course for 7-10 year olds combines a basic introduction to the Latin language with material on the history and culture of Roman Britain. Highly illustrated, the book contains a mixture of stories and myths, grammar explanations and exercises, and background cultural information. Pupils are drawn into the material as they read about the lives of a fami ...more
Paperback, 79 pages
Published September 2nd 1999 by Cambridge University Press
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Jun 08, 2013 Andrew rated it really liked it
Minimus Pupils Book – Starting out in Latin
Barbara Bell (author)
Helen Forte (Illustrator)

In this text book Minimus is a small mouse who guides the reader through the basics of the Latin language. It may be asked, what is the point of teaching a “dead” language to our children in 2013? However, the learning of Latin can be seen as a bridge into learning about ancient history, classic mythology and fables. Latin is also widely used in the medical profession, law, agriculture and zoology and is th
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Jul 25, 2015 Edmund Marlowe rated it it was amazing
Look no further if you want a Latin-loving child

For at least a century Latin has come under withering attack for irrelevance to the modern world. As most embarking on study of the language are primary school children, the most devastating have been those addressing the child's point of view, perhaps best encapsulated in the film Young Winston, where the eight-year-old future Prime Minister is sternly ordered by his new headmaster to learn the declension of Mensa. His curiosity is momentarily piq
Nov 26, 2015 DrosoPHila rated it did not like it
The historical information is OK I suppose probably worth two stars for that part of it, but this averages out to 1 with the Latin content.

Subjecting kids to Latin grammar at such an early age is tantamount to child abuse (the pain starts on page 4). Kids at this age don't need grammar analysis fed into their language acquisition devices, they pick it up intuitively if you give them enough comprehensible examples by way of input. However, what CI is in here is squeezed mercilessly between histor
Sep 07, 2008 J rated it really liked it
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Minimus is a fun Latin course for grammar age children. It's an immersion course, so I'd highly recommend adding grammar chants, or a program such as Latina Christiana. The teachers manual for Minimus is expensive, but worth purchasing.
This book is great for my 8 year old daughter. She has a great interest in learning Latin and the Romans. This book contains a mix of learning Latin (using comic strips and luanguage translations and Stories from the Roman era.

She has had the book 24 hours and has learned so much all ready.
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Sep 07, 2011 Jelly Kate rated it it was amazing
Minimus is a highly engaging, fun story about a family with a cat and a mouse. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning Latin.
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A must for your kids. Unless you are sending them to a classical read school, you have to home-school this information.
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A good book to use for quick review or getting a child interested in latin by focusing on spoken latin.
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