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Friday, February 25, 2011

Little Pim Spanish DVD for Kids Product Review & Giveaway

Little Pim (HERE), as seen on the Today Show was created in 2006 by Julia Pimsleur Levine, a mom who grew up bilingual and was looking for fun ways to introduce her young son to the French language. When she discovered there were no high quality videos/DVDs for teaching toddlers a foreign language, she decided to create them herself— something for which she was uniquely qualified as a filmmaker, language teacher, and mother. Pimsleur Levine was inspired in part by having grown up in the language teaching business. Her father, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, created one of the most popular and acclaimed audio teaching language methods for adults.


Pimsleur Levine created a series that delights kids as much as any purely entertainment show, and treats play and learning as seamless activities. The Little Pim DVDs and products all make language learning fun and easy for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their monolingual or bilingual parents.

Little Pim’s unique Entertainment Immersion Method leads with distinctive fun and high quality, and provides total immersion in the language. The method uses proven repetition techniques that help children retain the new vocabulary.

Little Pim is the most comprehensive series available today for introducing a foreign language to young children between the ages of zero and five. The series has won ten awards, including iParenting, Mom’s Best, Creative Child and Mr. Dad.

Languages available:
French
Spanish
Chinese
English
Russian
Japanese
Italian
Hebrew
German
Arabic


The Little Pim series uses the Entertainment Immersion Method™, which engages a child’s natural love of play, watching real kids and learning through repetition. Children get very attached to the lovable cartoon panda bear, Little Pim, who is the series “teacher.” He invites young viewers to join him in his playful antics as they learn the language along with real children enjoying everyday activities, such as playing, eating, waking and napping.

The entire DVD is spoken by native speakers, and words are presented and repeated at regular intervals. Each Little Pim DVD focuses on sixty words and phrases typically acquired in a toddler’s primary language, providing the essential building blocks for language acquisition.

Little Pim DVDs are designed and paced for developing minds. Young children respond enthusiastically to Little Pim’s format, a combination of animation and live action. Babies respond to black and white, therefore the panda captures the attention of even the youngest viewers. Each 35-minute DVD is segmented into seven 5-minute episodes to accommodate a young child’s attention span and encourage pausing for parent interaction. Simple sentences are broken down into easy-to-understand parts, and reinforced through repetition.

We encourage you to watch Little Pim with your little one and repeat the words together – it’s fun for kids and adults! The more you interact with the language, the easier the lessons become and the more your child will learn. You do not need to know the language your child is learning to watch with them; we have provided optional English subtitles (select SUBTITLES in the start up menu) so you can easily follow along.

At first, my kids were frustrated, because they obviously didn't know the language (beyond counting and a few basic words), but once they realized there was repetition and that they were learning something, they really started enjoying the DVD. Learning is fun, right?! The DVD is intended for children 0-5 yrs, which Little Diva immediately noted was much too junior for her. She worried it was for "babies". But, once I got her interested in learning the language, and showed her that it was for just about anyone, she enjoyed it. It's perfect for school age children, too.


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One lucky winner will win a
Little Pim DVD
(language of their choice)

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Winner will be announced on Saturday.

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27 comments:

  1. I'm a follower!!

    I would *love* to win this!!

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  2. I like them on FB and left a comment on their wall

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  3. I like the variety of languages they have available. I'd love for my kids to learn Mandarin

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  4. I follow you on FB
    MarciaParkerGrajewski

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  5. Learning languages can be a great skill later in life for sure and a nice introduction to other cultures.

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  6. I think it's fabulous that Little Pim offers soooo many languages to learn...also think it's fab that hubby can learn Italian with my boys!

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  7. I like Little Pim on Facebook and told them you sent me!

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  8. I follow you on Facebook

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  9. I am so glad I found your page since I've just gotten into running!!

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  10. Posted this on twitter (lismunro)

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  11. Sharing awesome giveaway on my Facebook wall

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  12. I already "like" Little Pim on FB

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  13. And now I'm following your blog! Thanks, Diva!

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  14. Little Pim Spanish Bop and French Bop CDs look like fun!

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  15. I blogged!

    http://suchfuntogive.blogspot.com/2011/02/spanish-language-giveaways.html

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

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  16. I think it's fabulous that the Little Pim movies are also available as digital downloads.

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

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