- Kids’ brains are more receptive to foreign language sounds the younger they are.
- Kids thinking that learning a new language is fun is inversely proportional to their age.
- Many TV shows, games and apps that teach foreign languages are geared for young kids, or adults but it’s much harder to find for tweens!
Little Pim has a new Amazon Store and these are on my holiday list:
My kids have been taking Spanish since they were young. We had a lovely grandmother who came to our house and treated them like her own grandkids. They adore her. But then we took a year off, and my 9-year-old son especially forgot every single word he ever learned. Like colors. He no longer knows any of them.
My middle child is taking Spanish in 6th grade but says it’s too easy. My 8th grader has decided to switch from Chinese to Spanish when she starts high school next year. Yes, we need this! My secret to get them to watch them? Long car rides! They are a captive audience!
While the Little Pim DVDs are geared for kids ages 6 and younger, a beginner is a beginner. I would use these for my kids who are 9, 11 and 13 because they need the vocabulary review and, while they might roll their eyes, they would secretly think it’s a cute video!
Little Pim 3 Pak Spanish for Kids Volume 1, $39.
(Disc 1) Eating and Drinking : 60 words and phrases for mealtime, including “She is eating,” “soup,” and “apple.”
(Disc 2) Wake Up Smiling : 60 words and phrases for morning and evening routines, including “Good morning,” “nap time,” and “pillow.”
(Disc 3)Playtime : 60 words and phrases for playtime activities, including “She is dressing up!” “blocks,” and “colors.”
Little Pim 3 Pak Spanish for Kids Volume 2, $50.
(Disc 4) In My Home: 60 words and phrases for people and objects in houses and apartments, such as “toybox,” “nightlight,” and “the cat is playing.”
(Disc 5) Happy, Sad and Silly: 60 words and phrases to describe feelings, including “cuddle,” “she is sharing,” and “friend.”
(Disc 6) I Can Count: 60 new words and phrases, including “seven sheep,” “clouds,” and “how many?”