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Audio Resources for Kids???

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Audio Resources for Kids???

Postby Gudrun » April 5th, 2010 11:28 pm

Does anybody know of any good audio resources for kids learning Korean? I'm wondering if there are Korean audio books for kids? Or Korean podcasts for kids? It would be great if there was also an English translation, but a transcript in just Korean would certainly be better than no transcript at all. There's a justified emphasis on listening for adults learning languages, but the resources for kids seem to be mostly workbooks with handwriting practice and word recognition (with no context). My son is 6 and he loves studying Korean, but I think more listening input for him would really help him learn better. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Postby trutherous » April 6th, 2010 3:05 am

새기탄국어 is a good book series that come with audio CDs
a google search should reveal many sources for this series. Here is one such link

If you have a Korean book store or Korean church in your area they may be able to help with obtaining these books and others with audio.

also if you do a search on Youtube for 'Korean children songs" there are quite a few good songs that teach vocabulary and have Hangul to follow along.

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Postby kmanley » April 6th, 2010 2:07 pm

I think your plan is good, give a child input that he enjoys and the nuts and bolts of Korean will be much easier later on.

I think the site ' ' (use internet explorer) is great for kids.
Lessons, games, kids songs, comics and fairy tales all written for Korean learners. Some of the material might be aimed for children that are a little older, but I'm sure you'll be able to find something there (free registration required for some features)
has some good storybooks with audio, but for full features I think you need to be a Korean to sign up (my Alien registration number didn't work). I can't really figure the site out too much. ... tmain.html
have a bunch of other fairy tales (they share a lot of the same ones)
Some of them have on screen Korean subtitles, but not all.
I recommend this series of stories:
There are no transcripts, but the stories are original and fun and I think your son will pick up a lot just out of the pictures and context.

*if you're specifically looking for audio you can use a program like to record the songs/ fairy tales directly from your computer speakers into mp3 form (just set your microphone to 'stereo input' and press record)

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Audio content for children

Postby Gudrun » April 8th, 2010 2:34 am

Thanks for the advice. I even found the books that Trutherous mentioned on Aladdin's U.S. web site. And the web sites look good too. Thanks so much for taking time to reply! Much appreciated. :D

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