Recorded by artists such as Nadeem Ali, Jawaid Ahmad Danish, and Uzma Danish, the poems and stories in "Urdu for Children, Book Two" are now available on CD. Students are encouraged to sing along with the stories and poems, which are set to original musical scores and sung by a solo artist or with a children's chorus. Developed by trained public school teachers with backgrounds in teaching Urdu as a heritage language, the series helps meet the needs of a rapidly growing Urdu-speaking community in North America. Similar in method to the "activity-based learning" introduced in Book One, Book Two is designed for children seven to eight years of age and older. The CDs bring the stories and poems to life and are an important resource in helping children learn and preserve their culture and heritage.