Gilda Sebenick

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Torrance, CA United States
Birthday: Sept. 16
In My Own Words:
I am half-Mexican, half-Cuban, and all attitude! I am known to be outspoken about my opinions and beliefs, however I am always fair about considering other viewpoints as well. I have even been known to change my mind, on occassion, when presented with good evidence.

I love to read (especially mysteries), love to sing, love to shop (is there ever a thing as too many shoes?, no), and love my 3 … Read more


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My Food/ Mi Comida by Rebecca Emberley
My Food/ Mi Comida by Rebecca Emberley
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
As a native Spanish speaker, it is very important for me that my son learn Spanish. My son loves all of the books in this series, but this one causes me a few problems. Part of the problem is the Spanish words used (which is an issue for my dialect). For example, "bananas" is translated as "las bananas" instead of "los platanos" and peas are translated as "las guisantes" instead of "los chicharros" and "broccolli" is "el brecol" instead of "el broculi" (sorry my keyboard is not set to do accents). The other issue is some of the foods selected. For example, "soup" is one of the foods, but it is hard to draw in a way that children really understand that is is soup. "Radish" is anothert… Read more
My Colors/ Mis Colores by Rebecca Emberley
My Colors/ Mis Colores by Rebecca Emberley
I have been using this entire series with my son since he was born, and he is now 14 months. He loves the pictures and turning the pages. The books use the format of one word per page and it gives both the English and Spanish form of the word. This is a great series for early language acquisition.
I am a bilingual Spanish/English speaker. My ethnic background is Cuban and Mexican. It is quite correct to use the article in front of the Spanish version of the word and not the English for one simple reason. English words are all gender neutral, while Spanish words all have gender, which the article helps you identify. The color spelling also changes based on gender, so you must know… Read more
French - Brainy Baby - DVD <b>DVD</b> ~ Brainy Baby
French - Brainy Baby - DVD DVD ~ Brainy Baby
I bought this video to introduce my son to French. I am very pleased with all that it covers. It reviews the numbers 1-10, colors, common nouns, some parts of the body, Mommy, Daddy, common verbs, hello, goodbye, yes, no, and how to say please and I love you. It does some reviews with questions and answers for things like, "How many books are there? There is one book.", or "What color is the snowman? The snowman is white." (obviously in French). The words for all of these are displayed in French on the screen in large print and in English in small print. There is a lot of repetion to reinforce the lessons. They missed some obvious things, like how to say thanks you and some parts of the… Read more