My husband is bilingual, with knowledge in a third language. Before we had children, I thought introducing our children to a second language in our home would come more naturally. Caught up in our every day, however we haven't emphasized learning a second language as I'd hoped. We recognize the many benefits of knowing a second language, however, so that's why programs such as Little Pim, targeted at language learning before the age 6, are so helpful.
While he learned a second language in adulthood, I would like our children to begin at an earlier stage. I also hope to learn alongside them, learning basics and building upon rusty language skills from college. This is where Little Pim enters the picture.
Little Pim offers materials for 11 languages, with videos, books, music, and flash cards for each option. Videos can be selected in a DVD or downloadable format and purchased individually or as part of a set. I like that single videos, especially downloads, are available, so you can try Little Pim before investing in a set. Each video introduces more than 60 new words or phrases on a particular topic, such as Eating and Drinking or Playtime, in seven five-minute episodes.
We received the Spanish Video 1: Eating and Drinking for our three children, ages 6, 4, and 2 to
Our toddler especially appreciated the short segments and enjoyed repeating phrases after Little Pim.
I liked how the music added to the program, while being unobtrusive. The simple animation was definitely age-appropriate and especially engaging for my two year-old. The children asked to watch it multiple times and picked up new words along the way. While my four year-old's interest wavered, my youngest has enjoyed repeated viewings.
To learn more about this award-winning series, or to introduce your child to a new language, visit Little Pim.
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