Tender Loving Communications
Adopting from Russia, a Language and Parenting Guide
This was the first Russian guide geared specifically toward adopting families. It consists of a professionally recorded CD and 67-page handbook (20 pages of language info; 40+ pages with tons of practical info).
From the author: "....so I decided to help others have the same advantage: to be able to talk with their children in their first weeks together. The set has been evaluated by native Russian speakers and lots of parents (prospective adoptive parents wishing to learn Russian and parents who have adopted). It has gotten excellent reviews from native Russian speakers as well as those learning Russian." The author will donate 10% (or more) to overseas orphanages.
Adopting From Russia is now accompanied by a CD-ROM of games (matching, multiple choice, and memory) to play after you are familiar with the phrases on the language CD. Added in August 2007: "Phrases You Can Use in Court".
E-mail Teresa Kelleher (the author) if you have any questions or want further information.
RUSH into English
RUSH into English: English for Russian kids. The RUSH Into English language set includes vocabulary, phrases, and questions to help children transition smoothly from Russian to English.
It's just what you've been waiting for! A 59-minute CD and 61-page handbook to help your child --
200 phrases and questions (plus tons of additional vocabulary) kids can use immediately to get settled in their new surroundings and to learn more English on their own. (*How do you say ____? What did you say? Repeat it, please. Slower, please. One more time. I'm learning English., etc.)
The CD and handbook are organized so that younger children can use the first several sections to begin with, while older children will want to listen and repeat the entire CD right away.
"The handbook has valuable language information for parents. Several language activities are also included so you can help your child(ren) get started with pre-reading / reading and writing too."
RUSH into English now includes "TLC Little Books," bilingual mini-readers to help your child/ren know what to expect: 'On the Plane,' 'The Long Trip Home,' 'My New Home,' 'My Family,' 'Changes,' etc. (7 mini-readers are included, English on one side and Russian on the other -- Grreat for kids who can already read and for all adoptive children so they know what to expect in their first weeks with you in their 'whole new world.')
Easing the Transition is a handbook which includes basic information about overseas adoption. It does NOT have a language component. If you are ordering a language set, do NOT order this as the information is already part of your adoption-specific language set. If you are not ordering Adopting from Russia, it is $12.50 ($9.95 + $2.55 first class shipping).
Print the order form below and mail it.
Each set is $44.95 without shipping charges.
To order, please complete and mail this form, along with a check (made out to "TLC") for (check one)
If you are outside the U.S. e-mail Teresa and she'll email info on shipping costs to you.
You can also order through her Adopting from Russia website and use paypal. If you do, please mention that you heard about it through this website.
Mail the form and payment to:
Your Phone number: ________________________
Circle set(s) you are ordering: Adopting from Russia RUSH into English Transition
Where did you learn about the CD & handbook? Kazakh Adoptive Families web site
PLEASE SHIP ORDER TO:
State: _______________________ ZIP: ___________________