I received the following product from Little Pim in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine!
Since I’ve always had the mindset of a teacher, one of the many things I want to teach my own kids is a second language. I didn’t get exposure to anything but English until middle school. Nowadays, the nation is just too diverse – we need fun ways to teach our children other languages! Thankfully, there is Little Pim.
We recently received the Spanish Discovery Set from Little Pim to review. Sawyer already knows a handful of Spanish words, thanks to Dora and Diego. While they have sets in other languages available, I thought it would be easier to build on his knowledge of Spanish.
The kit includes three DVDs and a stuffed Little Pim panda bear. The bear is actually the character in the movies, and now my son talks to him – in Spanish – when he’s not even watching the videos. I think this is a great way to continue the learning even when the TV isn’t on.
With the DVDs from the Spanish Discovery Set, Sawyer has been exposed to about 180 Spanish words and phrases. They are broken down into different categories across the DVDs. For example, disc 1 presents words related to eating and drinking. Another disc deals with daily routines, such as bedtime or waking up in the morning.
I like that the videos include short episodes, which are always better for young children. They are also very animated, which help them keep my 3 year old’s attention. We have been watching at least a little bit of one DVD 4-5 days a week, and I plan to continue exposing him to the Little Pim Spanish Discovery Set so he will learn more words and phrases. They are designed for ages 0-6, so I think we will get a lot of use from these videos.
Just from watching the DVDs in the past couple weeks, I think Sawyer has picked up 10 words for his Spanish vocabulary. There are some that he remembers immediately after the video, but they don’t seem to stick with him yet. I know it won’t be long before he’s speaking Spanish better than I can – though I haven’t studied it since high school so that’s my excuse!
Little Pim Kickstarter Project
Little Pim is always coming up with new ways they can educate young children. Their latest product, a holiday themed ebook that takes the beloved panda bear across the world to visit kids in several different countries is being created. However, it needs some funding! They currently have a kickstarter program going on that will help raise the money needed to cover the expenses of creating this book for children.
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