Thanks to Julie for posting this book/cd suggestion on the yahoo group! I ordered it right away and it's awesome. The book is totally geared for adoptive families and includes a CD to follow along. It's fantastic because you can hear the emphasis on various words and I've learned that "R"'s are always rolled and "H" seems to always be silent! Nicholas begs me to play it in the car and repeats the sentence or word almost perfectly (which is better than MP or I)!
Here's the best part, I've taught Snoopy his commands in Amharic and he picked it up right away! I don't even need to do the corresponding hand signal for him to know! We've only got him doing these commands right now!
Are you hungry
I'm also working on putting sticky notes around the house with one word on each in the appropriate place. Like in the bathroom (pee pee/poop) - Water - Milk - Snack - Juice -
Of course, the first thing we learned is... I love you!