Age Range: 4 and up
(The age range is designated for the "Numbers" page only.
Parents should preview any other parts of the site to determine suitability of content.)
ClickScholar MaryAnna Cashmore recommended today's website that offers free lessons in how to speak Cherokee.
When you get to the website you'll see the words, "Beginning Cherokee: Novice Level."
Below that you'll see the numbers 1-10 in English and the Cherokee word equivalent.
If you scroll below the chart, you can click on MP3, Window Media Player, or Real Player to hear the words spoken - which really helps with learning the correct pronunciation.
Once you try your hand with numbers, look at the menu on the left side of your screen.
Scroll to the "Kids Corner" section, and below that you'll see the item "Language" on the menu.
Click on it and a new page opens with all kinds of lessons in the Cherokee language for beginners and beyond.
Not all of the lessons offer audios. (By the way, not all of the links are working - but enough do work to make it worthwhile.)
You can learn the "Syllabary Sounds" - the 85 distinct syllables or sounds of the Cherokee language along with the fonts that represent each sound,
while listening to how each is pronounced.
You can also listen to the Cherokee "Syllabary Song" that sets the sounds to music to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
This is a great introduction to the Cherokee language.
Note: I did not have an opportunity to explore the rest of the site that includes Cherokee history, culture, literature, and more.
Therefore, parents (as always) should preview the site to determine suitability of content for their children.