Have Fun with Panjabi - Book 1

Have Fun With Panjabi
ISBN13 : 9781902544076
Written by Kiran Lyall,
illustrated by Venisha Sudra
Introducing Panjabi language to children

Teach children to speak Panjabi/Punjabi with this brightly illustrated, easy to follow book. Have Fun with Panjabi is based on a simple 'say what you see' concept.



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Teach children to speak Panjabi/Punjabi with this brightly illustrated, easy to follow book. Have Fun with Panjabi is based on a simple 'say what you see' concept. The same sounds that are used in everyday English are used to pronounce the Panjabi words shown in the book, there is no Gurmukhi script shown.

Book one contains chapters on colours, counting, fruit, vegetables, drinks and days of the week. There is also a chapter testing what the child has learnt, enabling them to say short describing sentences.

As with any language pronunciation is key, hence the 'Have Fun With - ' series encourages parents to be involved with the child in the learning. Panjabi originates from the north of India, and like every language around the world is spoken with a different accent, depending on locality. For example, Birmingham English accent differs from London English accent, as with Ludhiana Panjabi is different to Jalandhar Panjabi.


Review
“This bright an colourful book will be welcomed by many families in the Panjabi community who have not had the opportunity to learn the Gurmukhi script, but are keen to transmit the language to their young children. It will also be helpful in schools to teachers who are introducing children to different languages. I would have loved such a book when I was a teacher myself.” – Dr Raymonde Sneddon, Research Fellow in Multilingualism, University of East London


Review at Amazon
Inspiring

This book is a perfect starting point for young children to get to grips with the basics of Panjabi. Sadly, I know far too many young people who have no basic knowledge of the language because it has disappeared in many homes. The book is colourful and well structured and covers the basics perfectly. It is a great, fun way of keeping children connected to their mother tongue and inspires me to learn more about my language and heritage. Looking forward to book two!
Sukh


Review www.Little-Linguist.co.uk
Children will enjoy learning to speak Panjabi with this bright, colourful and easy to follow book. Have Fun with Panjabi is based on a simple ‘say what you see’ concept, using English transliterations (phonetics). The same sounds that are used in English are used to pronounce the Panjabi words shown in the book.

Chapters in this book include: Counting; Colours; Fruit; Vegetables; Drinks and Days of the Week

There is also a chapter testing what the child has learnt enabling them to say short describing sentences. As with any language pronunciation is key, hence the ‘Have Fun With – ‘ series encourages parents to be involved in the learning.

'This is an excellent resource for the school classroom and library. I think children will find it inviting and accessible as an introduction to the Panjabi language.’
Catherine Coop, Primary School Teacher, Christchurch Primary School, Ilford

Lyall, Kiran and Sudra, Venisha
Have Fun with Panjabi
Buzzword (www.buzzworduk.com) 2010, pp54 £6.99

ISBN 978 1 902544 07 5

This really useful resource which looks to be the first in a series could be used at home or in the school to introduce children to basic Punjabi or as it is referred to here Panjabi. The author points to the need for children to remain aware of their linguistic heritage in situations where they are less likely to learn the language from their relatives and from a multi-cultural perspective. I see nothing wrong in the diversity of languages in the UK being shared and celebrated in our schools.

This is an ideal resource to help do so. It benefits from a really attractive design, highly colourful and clear illustrations of key items and basic concepts. Phonetic spelling of the words is a useful inclusion and will enable anyone unfamiliar with the language to pronounce words correctly.

John Newman.

School Librarian Book Review HFWP

 

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Raymonde Sneddon  |  2015-04-02

I would have loved such a book when I was a teacher myself.” – Dr Raymonde Sneddon, Research Fellow in Multilingualism, University of East London

Mala Bouri  |  2014-06-17

I love this book it's just great teaching little kids.

John Newman  |  2013-10-11

This really useful resource which looks to be the first in a series could be used at home or in the school to introduce children to basic Punjabi - John Newman

Sukh  |  2013-04-09

This book is a perfect starting point for young children to get to grips with the basics of Panjabi. - SUKH

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