Bilingual is Better

The first thing Camila said when I showed her the new CD that had arrived in the mail was:  “¡Mamá! ¡El mono de los colores!”  That was a very good sign. She had immediately recognized the Descubriendo Líneas DVD we had watched and reviewed over a month ago where Bubba–the “mono”–engages with “colores.”  I guess she liked it more than I gave her credit for!

This music CD, Descubriendo los Transportes, is part of the Argentinean-created Descubriendo Líneas catalog of entertainment products in Spanish for children 0-5.  An entrepreneur mom, Ana Eiras, decided to distribute the line in the U.S. after recognizing the value it had for her own bilingual children’s language immersion.

I noticed that my daughter easily engaged with the music thanks to the simple lyrics;  the words are easy to understand and sing-a-long to. I like that the CDs are grouped into basic themes like Discovering your Body, Colors and The Farm, plus the one we have, Transportation, with upbeat, danceable Latin rhythms.  I can definitely see this being useful in a preschool classroom setting as a fun element to incorporate and start conversations about cars, boats, trains, planes, etc.  My girl gets a kick out of the “Barco Pirata” song because the first time we heard it I told her that pirates like to go “ARGH, ARGH,” and now she shouts it every time we play the song. Which, lately, is a lot.

Aside from giving away this CD today, a Línea Descubriendo DVD is one of the many items you’ll have a chance to win next week as part of our Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza, where ONE winner will take over $400 in prizes!  We included Línea Descubriendo because their products make a perfect and original Holiday gift for the bilingual niños in your list; with a price tag to make you want to give and give!  To purchase, visit the Witty Planet store.

THE GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is now closed.

We have one Líneas Descubriendo CD of your choice to give away to one winner. To enter please visit their site and come back to tell us which music CD you would choose and why.

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