I just had another of those reality check moments that happen way too often once you become a mom. I honestly thought my daughter would be bored by watching the Little Pim Spanish Eating and Drinking DVD we were sent because, well, she already understands Spanish since it´s the only language she hears at home. If you visit our sister site, SpanglishBaby, you already know we´re raising her bilingually with what´s known as the minority language at home method.
I have to admit I was totally wrong. She now constantly requests to watch “El Panda”, which would be the adorable Panda that takes you on a language journey in all Little Pim DVDs (in seven languages so far and seven more in the works). My girl´s amused by the constant repetition of simple words and phrases that she already knows since they’re part of her everyday. The excellently produced video rapidly engaged her into repeating the phrases out loud. It also helps that the video features little kids in activities that are easily recognizable for children.
The 35- minute DVD is made up of seven five-minute series allowing you the flexibility of viewing with your baby or toddler just as much as you like. Of course, mine sat through the whole thing and started asking for más as soon as the credits rolled.
This is an excellent video series for parents wanting their kids to learn basic vocabulary in any of the seven languages it´s available in. I personally recommend the Spanish set for parents raising bilinguals using the one-parent/one-child method as one more tool to reinforce the language. For parents, like Roxana and myself, that speak only Spanish at home and might be concerned that our kids aren´t getting enough exposure to English, it could be a good idea to watch the English/ESL video as well.
Oh, and this just in-last week Little Pim released their very first music CDs in French and Spanish. The Little Pim Spanish Bop has 15 cheerful songs that highlight vocabulary taught on the DVDs. They just released it and we already have one for you to win!
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This giveaway is now closed. The winner is #22 Marcela!
We’re giving away a Little Pim set with the following to a lucky winner:
- One Spanish DVD
- One English DVD
- One Spanish Bop CD
For a chance to win this set (retail value of $50.85) visit the Little Pim Blog and tell us something fun you learned while you were there.
That’s all you have to do to enter this giveaway. If you want to up your chances at winning, then click here to learn how to get additional entries.
This giveaway ends Sunday, September 20th, at midnight EST.
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