My two year old fell in love with Little Pim within ten minutes of watching the first video. He now carries his plush Little Pim with him all the time and even sleeps with him at night. The educational and entertaining Little Pim videos are a great way to introduce a child to a foreign language or to further reinforce a second language being taught at home. The videos are fun and a great support for language learning.
The series recently released videos four, five and six which cover vocabulary in the home, emotions and counting. The DVDs are designed for children from 0 to five years of age, but parents can learn a new language right along with their children since phonetic pronunciation and optional subtitles are provided. Watching the videos with my son was enjoyable since we discussed what we were watching. This increased interaction was not only special time for us, but also a great way to further his vocabulary in Spanish.
Little Pim is an animated Panda that directs the learning in the video. Prior to the introduction of new vocabulary, there is an animated segment with Little Pim the panda and his new friends Lola the elephant and Bob the bobcat. After the cartoon portion of the program, real children accompanied by caring adults introduce the vocabulary, all within context. The technique used is the immersion method, and over sixty new words and phrases are introduced in this manner. I really appreciated this approach since only Spanish was used to present the new terms and expressions. It was a natural way to present language and is the way in which children learn best. Much to the delight of my son, Little Pim appeared throughout the video providing narrative and further commentary.
Since I speak Spanish to my children at home, this video was a great reinforcement of the language and provides me with another tool in helping my sons to become bilingual. I was curious to see how the video would work with children who did not speak Spanish at home, so I showed the video to my monolingual nephews ages 2 and 4. They loved the videos too and were even using some of the recently learned Spanish with their cousin. The Little Pim series really can help a child learn a new language.
These videos are very well done with excellent sound, images and animation. Most importantly, the Spanish was clear and easy to understand. I was thrilled to learn that the first three videos in the series have been produced in ten other languages. Since my children speak German with their dad, I plan on purchasing the videos in German as well so as to continue the language learning fun.
The award winning Little Pim videos have become our family favorite and made learning Spanish fun. We look forward to being taught by Little Pim for years to come!
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner: Soha Molina
We’re giving away a set of Little Pim DVDs 4, 5, and 6 in Spanish, French, or Chinese and a Plush Panda if the winner is a Little Pim Facebook fan. All you have to do is tell us which language you prefer to get the DVDs in and who they are for.
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