Resources for Your Children
The first question many parents may ask is, "How can I teach Latin if I don't know Latin?" With the plethora of resources available teaching Latin is not as difficult as it would seem. Here is a brief list of some of the best resources available for teaching children Latin:
Memoria Press - Prima Latina, Latina Christiana I, Latina Christiana II - While these Latin texts are very much Christian (prayers, vocabulary, etc.) the content and presentation are quite good. The text package is relatively inexpensive - Prima Latina is about $33.00 for the student book, teacher book and CD.
Latin for Children is another great option for teaching children. This program, just under $100 for the set including textbook, activity book, history reader, DVDs and Cds and answer key, is not completely secular. It does, however make learning Latin fun for the child, and it does challenge them more than other programs by moving them more quickly through vocabulary and grammar exercises. If you have a child who is good with languages and math, this program might make a great fit.
Lively Latin is a third option. This program costs $55 for the book PDF and the audio MP3 files for download. Lively Latin is completely secular, but it moves a bit slower through vocabulary and grammar.