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One of my first Little Pim reviews was my review of the Little Pim Spanish Language Set and then another Little Pim Spanish Language DVD and flash cards. Spanish was the foreign language I learned when I was in school so I leaned that way when choosing a second language for my kids. When they had a teacher with a Japanese exchange student and expressed interest in another language we checked that out, too, and I was really pleased to see how easy Little Pim made it to learn (both for me and the kids!) a language that none of us had even a little bit of experience with. We are big supporters of Little Pim. Their products really work and are a great way to introduce kids (and heck, adults – I learn, too!) to a new language.
My good friend is planning a trip to Africa with her whole family in the coming months where they speak French. I was able to share a set of Little Pim French DVDs with her and get her review, and more recently we checked out another set of French DVDs, the In My Home set that includes 3 discs: In My Home; Happy, Sad and Silly; and I Can Count.
My friend is also a big fan of Little Pim and she said this set was a success with her kids:
My 5 and 7 year-old said the DVD was fun. All 3 of my kids loved repeating everything in French even though they couldn’t read the English subtitles. They didn’t need to though,I think they could tell what was happening with the kids on the DVD. It is helpful having the English subtitles for me to learn the words. The kids thought it was adorable more than helpful but perhaps they learn when they’re not realizing they are learning. They love the cartoon characters more than the actors. I like that the DVDs are repetitive but not too long to get boring for the kids. I think with repetition it will begin to stick in their heads.
She points out a couple of things that I love about Little Pim: their DVDs use more than one teaching method to reinforce learning the new words. They’ll show the actual word, have someone say the word so you can hear it, and then act it out so you can see what it means. I think making those connections is what really helps children learn the most.
Check out the Little Pim Kickstarter Campaign!
Little Pim is working on a campaign to raise money to publish a holiday e-book for kids this winter and they’re asking for our help. If you donate and they reach their goal, you get rewarded. If you donate and they don’t reach their goal, you get your money back. So it’s a win either way! And if they reach that goal their rewards, which would make great holiday gifts, include pre-orders of the ebook, getting your child drawn in as a character, and lots of other surprises in between. Sounds cool!
Over the past 5 years, Little Pim has loved helping young children learn their first words in a second language. Now we’re getting ready to send our beloved panda teacher, Little Pim, on a special holiday adventure! We want to make a holiday ebook that gets kids excited about discovering new cultures by introducing them to holiday traditions all over the world.
As an independent company, we often don’t have budget to make everything we would want to. We’ve been wanting to make this holiday ebook for a long time; we think it’s important for us to expand our language program to include some cultural enrichment, but we simply don’t have the budget.
In the ebook, Little Pim will visit his friends in Mexico, China, France, and Brazil. In each country, he will learn about local holiday traditions and sample holiday treats. Kids will learn new words in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Portuguese along the way. Our talented illustrator will create colorful, eye-catching snapshots of each country and incorporate real photos of famous landmarks. Check out Little Pim visiting Chichen Itza in Mexico!
Explore the Little Pim website to learn more about these awesome early language sets and their teaching methods. Then be sure to follow Little Pim on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube to be the first to hear about their latest products and promotions! If you’ve got little kids in your life these language sets are a fantastic investment in your child’s education and would make a great holiday gift this year!