With the summer quickly approaching, I know that I, for one, am trying to collect quality DVDs for my son to watch so that I don’t feel quite so bad about plopping him in front of Netflix whenever the afternoon thunderstorms hit. The best kind of show/movie is one that is secretly educational! While I love being able to turn on my son’s favorite animated films in Spanish, he needs something fresh and interesting. Early Lingo’s Spanish DVD Set provides just that.
There are 6 DVDs in this comprehensive box set, each containing the adventures of Jojo (a monkey) and Lulu (a duckling) in different parts of the city. They go to places like the park, the beach, the market, and school, all the while carrying on simple conversations in Spanish. The narration and music style reminds me somewhat of a Baby Einstein DVD: solid repetition and a pace that keeps kids engaged. I also enjoy the integration of animated characters with real-life scenes.
Though the Early Lingo immersion method is intended for children as young as 6 months, it clearly carries through the preschool ages, since my 5-year-old was just as enthralled as an infant would be. Early Lingo recommends using the DVDs for children up to 9 years. Because of this versatility, I would suggest them as tools for elementary Spanish teachers as well as parents.
Here is a preview of Opposites at the Beach:
We are giving away one Early Lingo 6 DVD set in the language of your choice. Languages available include: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, and German. All you have to do is visit the Early Lingo Spanish Edition page, or whichever language you prefer, and leave us a comment telling us which preview video you enjoyed most and why. Then enter the Rafflecopter below.