- The language and words you need, when you need it.
- Phonetic translations help with pronunciation, even if you're unfamiliar.
- Free audio files, so you can hear the words for yourself.
- Available for both Haitian Creole and Chinese!
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Crunch Time Language is a series of guides designed to make communicating in another language incredibly easy... and extremely fun!
Our series of language guides gives give you the helpful parenting terms you won't find in common language books.
We've consulted with both adoptive families and adoption professionals to narrow down the most useful words and phrases.
Working with native speakers, we've translated the phrases into the wording adults would use with children.
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To make the learning curve even easier, we offer free audio files of the words and phrases so you can hear exactly how they should sound.
This book is the quick and quintessential go-to guide for parents adopting in China. Everything else is a huge project – too detailed and too boring! This is succinct, easy, and for parents in crisis, or even just in the midst of this tough stuff, having a quick and easy resource will be invaluable!
— Leah Sweet, adoptive/bio mom, www.thesweetfamilylifewordpress.com
This book is amazing! As I was going through it, I would think of something that would be nice to add, then I turned the page and it was there! Great! I think it's perfect, and just the right amount of content for crunch time!
— Alicia Nicolay, adoptive mom (Haiti)
Where was this book when I went to China? Being able to communicate with your child in Chinese will make a significant difference in minimizing frustration and helping you to connect. Crunch-Time is a must-have for anyone adopting from China!
— Kelli Wild, MSW, adoption coach, www.adoptionjourneyhelp.com
The New Crunch Time Language guides are available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indie Bound. They're also available by request through most major and independent booksellers.
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The absolute, must-have, can’t-live-without-it, English to Chinese words and phrases you need to communicate effectively with your newly adopted child in China and after you get home.
The New Crunch-Time Guide to Parenting Language for Chinese Adoption
is designed to help parents be able to communicate effectively from day one. The book’s sections are divided into simple categories, each color-coded so you can quickly find a section in a flash. The book also has pinyin (written) Mandarin Chinese for those familiar with it, if you're not, there's a pseudo-phonetic version of each word that helps English speakers articulate the sounds in familiar ways. Whether you're adopting or have just come home, we can help you effectively communicate with the newest addition to your family. Click here to order yours today!
New! Introducing the newest addition to the Crunch Time Series - the English to Haitian Creole words and phrases you need to communicate effectively with your newly adopted child while in Haiti and after you get home.
The New Crunch-Time Guide to Parenting Language for Haitian Adoption
is based on the success of the first Crunch-Time Guide for parents adopting from China. Again, the book’s sections are divided into simple categories, color-coded for quick use. The book has Haitian Creole and a pseudo-phonetic version of each word that helps English speakers use the phonetics they use when speaking English. Whether you're planning to adopt, have come home, or are just wanting to learn some basics, Crunch-Time can help you easily communicate. Click here to order yours today!
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Crunch Time Language is a series created by Marcinson Press, an indie publishing and media house.
Marcinson Press creates books, materials, media, and audio that serve indie, niche, and broad markets. It's our goal to produce products that improve communication of all kinds, whether it be between individuals, groups, or the world.
While creating this series, we were incredibly fortunate to have an amazing creative team to work with. Of course, creatives require care and feeding of a unique kind.
coffees per dayWe have an awesome Keurig, and Starbucks is close enough for an afternoon run.
trees saved per dayWe recycle and send a lot of email, saving paper for the really important stuff. Like books.
minutes late per dayWhat can we say? Creative people rarely like to get up early, right?
photos made per dayWe're addicted to our iPhone cameras and not a small number of photo apps.
emails sent per dayTruly one of the most awesome things ever invented.
music playlists heard per dayWe thrive on great tunes. And we take suggestions!
We're very interested in hearing from you. Whether you have a question, suggestion, or want more information about creating a customized series, let's talk!
To purchase copies of our language series for your group, store, or library, please contact Crunch Time through Marcinson Press.
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