If you’ve followed my blog for a while you may have seen 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. But they expressed interest in Japanese so 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 we were totally unfamiliar with. I am a huge fan of Little Pim. Their products really work and are a great way to introduce kids, little sponges that they are, to a new language. I was taking a walk with a neighbor one morning and she told me she’s going to try to teach her three kids some French in preparation for a trip they’re planning to South Africa later this year. I was so excited to be able to tell her about Little Pim and share this set of 3 French DVDs with her!
I should say my friend had already heard of Little Pim and knew that it had a great reputation. Her family had purchased Rosetta Stone software which was going well for the adults but the little ones in the house weren’t really able to sit at the computer and use it. So she was excited to try Little Pim DVDs with her kids. I let her borrow them for a couple of weeks and then she shot me this email to share with you guys:
I have a 4, 5 and 7 year old. The 4 and 5 year old have trouble sitting still even to watch their favorite TV show. The Little Pim French DVDs captivate them and are easy for them to understand even without the subtitles. The DVDs hold their interest and best of all I don’t think they suspect they are learning something! My 7 year old has been studying French with Rosetta Stone which is not suitable for the younger two. She enjoys watching Little Pim with them. We will be watching these DVDs repeatedly as they begin to comprehend the French language and incorporate a second language into their vocabulary.
Her family really loves them and most importantly, they’re really learning from them! That’s going to be a huge help on their trip and definitely one less thing to worry about when you’re that far from home. My kids have watched these videos, too, and have picked up some new words. I have to tell you, Little Pim the panda bear is a big draw with the little ones. If you’re checking out these sets I’d grab one that includes him. This particular set of 3 DVDs includes Eating and Drinking, Wake Up Smiling, and Playtime. I love that Little Pim videos always have real-life situations that kids can quickly make sense of and relate to.
In the past Little Pim has only been available through online order, but guess what? They now have select sets sold in Toys R Us! I LOVE that! Most of us have one handy and not only are these language learning sets great for your own kids, they make really nice gifts for birthdays or holidays. You parents can relate: how many toys can you really have before you start to drown in them? I have gotten to the point where I prefer an educational gift with some more long-term value.
The sets sold in Toys R Us are:
Discovery Set (DVDs 1-3 + panda) for $39.95 in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, & English
– Books & Plush Set (Animals & Numbers + panda) for $19.95
– Books & Plush Set (Colors & Feelings + panda) for $19.95.
It doesn’t look like these are available in *every* Toys R Us just yet, so if you’re specifically going out for it you might want to call first and find the one closest to you that carries it. My closest one doesn’t, but the next closest two both have them.
Little Pim is also going to be available in select Costco stores for just a few weeks but if you have one near you, you want to check this out because there’s a nice opportunity to save.
Here’s the scoop:
Starting Wednesday May 29 Little Pim will be available in 16 Costco Stores nationwide for 4 weeks only. These are the stores you can find their products in:
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|741 ORANGE AVE||ALTAMONTE SPRINGS||FL|
|20 BRIDEWELL PLACE||CLIFTON||NJ|
|315 ROUTE 15 NORTH||WHARTON||NJ|
|2900 PATRIOT BLVD||GLENVIEW||IL|
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|19040 E VALLEY VIEW PKWY||INDEPENDENCE||MO|
|72800 DINAH SHORE DR.||RANCHO MIRAGE||CA|
|8100 FLETCHER PKWY.||LA MESA||CA|
|94-1331 KA UKA BLVD||WAIPAHU||HI|
|10990 HARBOR HILL DRIVE||GIG HARBOR||WA|
|4301 W. WILLIAM CANNON DRIVE||AUSTIN||TX|
|75 FRESHWATER BLVD||ENFIELD||CT|
Is there one near you? If so, be sure to hit up this feature because when you make your first purchase you can earn 25% off your next purchase through Little Pim’s fun Social Media Contest! All you have to do is buy a Little Pim product at Costco, take a picture of it, and then either send it to them via Facebook, Twitter, or email Little Pim and they’ll send you a coupon for 25% off your next purchase! Once your kids latch onto a language you’ll both be so excited at everything they’ll learning, you’ll definitely want to add to their language library. So this is a great offer!
Little Pim makes language kits in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, English and Portuguese. Plus they have digital downloads available for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. I’m really excited about a new app they have coming out in June and can’t wait to share that with you! 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!
I was compensated by Little Pim in exchange for this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.