Bilingual is Better

Songs in Spanish and English, playful puppets, colorful toys, and dancing children are all in the educational and entertaining Cantarima videos.  These videos are not only fun, but also they teach a variety of different concepts as well.  The use of Spanish throughout the videos is a great way to further your child’s language development.

There are two different videos produced by Cantarima-Cantos y Rimas (nursery songs and rhymes) and Números y Figuras (numbers and shapes).  The Nursery Songs and Rhymes DVD makes use of traditional nursery rhymes and songs.  This video is bilingual and has songs in both Spanish and English. This video also presents basic concepts such as the alphabet, numbers and even simple sentences in both languages.  The use of music, repetition and visual images reinforces learning.  My son especially loved the puppets and seeing the other children in the video singing and dancing.

The Numbers and Shapes DVD achieves its educational objective through the use of traditional music, toys, puppets, games, and musical instruments.  By watching the video, children learn or reinforce their knowledge of geometric figures and the numbers from 1 to 10.  This is my son’s favorite video since we are currently studying shapes and numbers.  I love that the video supports what I am teaching him.

My son usually has very little interest in videos or television, but the music and visual imagery captivated him.  Most of the songs are traditional songs, many of which he knew, and I found him singing along with the music.  Both videos run for approximately 26 minutes.  My son enjoyed watching them on his own, but he enjoyed them even more when we watched them together as is recommended by the producers of the video.  We would sing together and talk about the shapes and practice counting.  We were able to turn watching the video together into a fun and interactive experience.

These videos are good for children just learning Spanish or for native speakers as well.  Whether your children watch these videos alone or with you, they are guaranteed to enjoy them.  They will not only have fun, but they will be learning too.

The Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winners:  Maja Meza and Amanda.

Cantarima is giving away two sets with a Cantos y Rimas and a Números y Figuras DVD each. Just click over to the Cantarima website and tell us what you learned while there.

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