January 12, 2013
When the twins were little, baby signs was all the rage. It didn't take long for the twins to master non-verbal communication skills to let hubby and I know they were hungry, thirsty and it was cute. As they got older, we started expanding their verbal communication to include common Spanish and French phrases and in the 3rd grade, their elementary school began offering Spanish classes. There's something fascinating about learning another language and studies show learning a second language can be beneficial to your mind, body and spirit.
From the Website: "Little Pim is the brainchild of Julia Pimsleur Levine, an award-winning
documentary filmmaker and mother. Julia was inspired by her own bilingual childhood; she learned
French fluently by age six and is the daughter of Dr. Paul Pimsleur, who created the Pimsleur
Method, the popular language learning program for adults."
Pimsleur Levine created a program for children using the principles of her father's program. Using cute illustration, soothing music and Little Pim, the most adorable panda, the Little Pim program helps children learn some basic conversational phrases in a variety of languages.
Little Pim offers programs in 11 languages:
English Arabic French
English (Spanish) Italian Spanish
Hebrew German Chinese
You can purchase DVDs, play online or download games and videos to your iPad, iPhone, iPod, LeapPad, or visit Little Pim on PBS Kids Play.
We received the Little Pim Japaneses Eating and Drinking DVD 1. The DVD contains nearly 60 different Japanese words. Little Pim kept the attention of the Littlest One plus his playdates next door 7-month old and 3-year old neighbors and my 4-year old "niece". The video segments are long enough to hold their attention and we laughed as the music seemed to peak the attention of the 7-month old. He kept crawling towards the TV every time the music changed while the 2-, 3- and 4- year olds just sat on the floor totally fixated on the screen. We watched with the kids and were surprised that they recognized a few of the words from the movies when we spoke them.
After watching the DVD we received, it's easy to see why Little Pim has received so many awards, received international recognition and been featured on The View (click to watch video) and Rachael Ray's Holiday Gift Guide. Be sure to check out the Little Pim store for CDs, books, flashcards, and much, much more Little Pim stuff.
You can sign up for a free trial preview of Little Pim by visiting www.littlepim.com and clicking on the Give It a Try button on the lower right side of the screen.
FOR MORE INFO: Web: www.littlepim.com
Search Little Pim on iTunes
Searh Little Pim for Leapfrog