Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Little Pim: I Can Count {Spanish} Review

11 November 2013

Little Pim: I Can Count {Spanish} Review

My daughter knows her Spanish numbers from 1-10. When I saw Little Pim: I Can Count (Spanish) at the library, I borrowed it. I wanted to see if it could help build up Charis' Spanish vocabulary more than just counting.

Little Pim was created by Julia Pimslaur Levine after discovering there were no high quality educational materials for teaching toddlers a foreign language. Julia's father was Dr. Paul Pimsleur, creator of the Pimsleur method, which is a language-learning program for adults.  Little Pim uses the Entertainment Immersion Method® and helps keep children's attention span by use of repetition and play. Little Pim helps make language learning accessible to all children. It is designed for children from birth to age 6.

Little Pim: I Can Count (Spanish) introduces children to 60 Spanish words or phrases. At the beginning, the DVD introduces children to counting in Spanish. Other words or phrases, such as body parts or animals, are brought in to reinforce counting in Spanish, such as "dos ojos" (two eyes) or "tres gatititos" (three cats). My daughter's favorite part was when girls were dresses as "princesas" (princesses) and jumping up and down.

To be honest, I used to be hesitant about having Charis watch a DVD to help her learn, but I have found, she pays attention to it and stays engaged in the lesson. Plus, I'm able to sit down with her and learn as well, since most of what I learned in high school Spanish was forgotten. I highly recommend Little Pim and plan on buying a few DVDs for my daughter.

Have you tried Little Pim before? What was your experience? 
What language would you choose? 

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6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this great review, Sarah! Little Pim is really great. My children enjoy it. They love the animation and the short 5 minute lessons really sink in. I also really enjoy that it's not really a lesson - where they are saying and the kids are repeating. It's presented in the same way we learned to speak English.

    I think it's a really great method for children.

    I am teaching my children French!

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  2. Great review, I have heard of little Pim but never have used the dvds. What a great way to teach children different languages. It is important to start at an early age, then it is easier when they are older. Thanks for sharing

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  3. I've never heard of Pim before but this is a fun way to teach my kiddo a new language! ;) I would pick Spanish for sure!

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  4. This looks great. I think my son would really love it. And we have been wanting to learn Spanish with him.

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  5. I would love to teach my son Italian, as that's my husbands family's heritage. Also, he has Arabic and Hebrew in his blood so honestly, I would be happy with him learning any and as many languages as possible! They can only help him in the long run!

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