We are huge Little Pim fans in our house. And now, the Little Pim Panda has some new friends to help children learn new languages! My two and four year old frequently request the new Little Pim DVD, In My Home: Spanish for Preschoolers, Toddlers & Babies.
Little Pim Volume II: DVDs 4, 5 and 6 is now available in Spanish, French and Chinese! Bob the Bobcat and Lola the Elephant join Little Pim to teach children new vocabulary for “In My Home”, “Happy, Sad and Silly”, and “I can count!”.
Each DVD is broken up into shorter segments, framed by a short skit with Little Pim and his friends to introduce the new concepts.
My daughter says she really enjoys the new “In My Home” because it teaches her the words for things she does and plays with every day.
The benefits of bilingualism are immense and span everything from social interaction to academic performance. Children who learn another language are able to see the world from many different perspectives, communicate with people more effectively, and acquire new vocabulary at a quicker rate.
We love little Pim because it is available in a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, and German.
Julia Pimsleur Levine developed Little Pim and she really knows what she is doing. As an award winning documentary filmmaker who, mother of two, and the daughter of Dr. Paul Pimsleur, a pioneer in foreign language learning, she creates an engrossing, developmentally-appropriate video that reflects our best understanding of language acquisition.
Speaking with your child, reading books, and listening to music in your target language is important for raising a bilingual child. The Little Pim videos are an excellent addition to that program.
The system is designed to reflect the way native speakers acquire language–placing vocabulary in a social context and using full sentences, instead of introducing words in isolation. When you are speaking with your baby in your native language, you don’t just hold up a flashcard and say, “toy”. You play with different types of toys and say, “Let’s play with this toy! Mommy is rolling you the ball!” Little Pim shows children and adults engaging in activities, with plenty of repetition.
The website also offers parent guides, scripts, tips, and coloring pages to supplement your language learning. Little Pim is a great ambassador!
WANT IT: Visit Little Pim to purchase online (individual DVDs are $18, set of three is $50).
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