Are you raising your child bilingually in languages native to you and your partner? Did you study a language and want your child to learn it as well? Do you only speak English but want your little one to have an additional language under his or her belt? Do you want to have fun learning a language together with your child? If you answered YES to any or all of the above, I have a totally awesome company to introduce you to... Little Pim!!
Founded by Julia Pimsleur Levine (daughter of Dr. Paul Pimsleur - created the Pimsleur Method), Little Pim is a language learning system geared toward children ages 0-6 (the prime time for language acquisition). It's a complete at-home program (DVDs, books, flashcards, and CDs) that helps children acquire a new vocabulary and a near-native accent!
You can choose from the following languages: Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian,English, Portuguese.
My husband is Japanese, but works a LOT so we worry that my son doesn't get enough Japanese exposure. My Japanese is conversational at best, but I don't want to use it with him much because I don't want to pass along my bad grammar and accent. Suffice it to say I was SUPER excited to try out Little Pim's Japanese pak.
I know I know, the AAP recommends no screen time before 2 years old. And for the most part I adhere to that. But I have 2 exceptions: 1) when mama is REALLY sick (i.e. flu, mastitis, etc), and 2) when it's for the purpose of having foreign language exposure! So, Little Pim certainly falls into this 2nd category! We've been watching it together, as it's done in a way that gives you time to repeat the words and phrases and engage your child. It's really fun! But for the sake of taking pictures, he was on his own for a while and look how into it he is!! I promise you, it's not just because it's TV. He couldn't give a rats you know what about Baby Einstein or the nightly news! haha!
Now that you have fallen in love with Little Pim as much as I have, enter to win a 3-pak dvd set below (language of your choice)!!
If you can't wait, or if you don't win (boo-hoo!), you can get 20% off all products on the Little Pim website with the promo code "LPHOLIDAY" (hooray!!!). You can also find Chinese, French, and Spanish Discovery Sets in Toys R Us nationwide.
Oh yeah, did I mention what an AWESOME Christmas (or Hanukkah) gift this would be!?!?
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Without further ado, the GIVEAWAY!! (Enter in the Rafflecopter box below, US Residents over 18 only please)
**Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
11/14/2013 03:31:44 pm
11/14/2013 05:01:00 pm
My kiddos are part Japanese, so I would love to win that one ;)
11/15/2013 01:04:52 pm
Hebrew!! I stink at it and same as u hubby isn't around enough to get fuller exposure
Ooooh yeah Hebrew, all I know is shalom! haha! Actually, in the intro to the video all the little kids say hello in different languages and the kid who says shalom is hilarious, i will have to upload a clip of that :P Do you think having the kiddies over to watch Little Pim will count as a co-op class?? LOL
11/19/2013 07:56:42 am
I would choose Spanish, because my family is Dominican and I would love for my son to be able to speak Spanish with my grandmother and other family members who only speak Spanish :)
11/16/2013 03:36:03 am
would love to teach the kids spanish, as i speak it and have family in several spanish speaking countries
11/16/2013 04:52:32 am
I would choose Spanish because there are a lot of people who speak Spanish in our surrounding communities.
11/16/2013 02:30:21 pm
I would pick french because I loved french class in highschool.
11/20/2013 09:05:56 pm
I'd choose Spanish since we live in FL it's the most common other language spoken by people in our area.
11/16/2013 03:54:58 pm
I'd choose Japanese- I'm Japanese and would love for my kids to get more exposure to my native language to speak to my mom and grandma!
That's great, Anna! Hearing the proper accent and having enough exposure when they are very young is SO IMPORTANT for them!! If you wait too long, it's quite difficult to have a native accent, and once they start school in the local language, yikes, it's going to be a struggle but hang in there!! They will thank you when they are older!!
11/16/2013 06:28:56 pm
11/17/2013 12:46:24 am
I'd pick French because my 4 year old son has been asking to learn French.
11/17/2013 05:02:28 am
We would get Spanish because that's prominent in America today :)
11/17/2013 12:35:07 pm
Would love French, I studied french in college and lost touch...may be i can brush up along with my kids.
11/17/2013 03:56:28 pm
I would choose French since we have some family who speak French including my kids grandmother
11/17/2013 10:58:16 pm
I would choose Spanish because it is the most common language next to English in the United States, and many jobs pay more for bilingual employees.
11/18/2013 06:18:31 am
I would choose French because we often travel to France, and I'd love my kids to speak the language.
11/18/2013 11:36:09 am
My husband is learning Arabic for his job, but I've always wanted to learn Japanese and love exploring the culture... it's a toss up!
11/19/2013 01:43:03 am
We LOVE little pim! Maximo is definitely learning his languages and who wouldn't want more!
11/19/2013 03:48:07 am
My son is 1/4th French and I'd love him to learn it~
11/19/2013 04:58:57 am
I would love the Spanish. My husband is Spanish and we want our son to be bilingual. Of course I could use the help too. :)
11/19/2013 08:27:46 am
I would love to win the Portuguese Since my husband is portuguese and my kids know spanish since Im Dominican. I could learn along with my kids! Ha!
11/19/2013 11:34:57 pm
I would choose Spanish, because that is what language I took in high school, and because it would be most helpful to my children.
11/20/2013 08:35:27 am
I want German because my grandmothers were from Germany
11/20/2013 09:50:09 am
spanish because that's the language her older sisters are learning (1 is taking it as her minor in college) because they both will be going in the health care field
11/21/2013 11:10:48 am
11/21/2013 06:32:19 pm
I would love to win this! But not sure if I would choose Spanish (I know Spanish and we live in a predominately hispanic neighborhood) or Chinese (my husband and I lived in Beijing for two years which is where my daughter was conceived, she was "made in China"!).
11/22/2013 05:57:15 am
Spanish because it seems the most useful to me overall.
11/22/2013 07:53:58 am
I would choose Spanish...both my kids are taking it in school and will have it in college.
11/22/2013 08:57:46 am
Spanish! so I can travel and communicate!
11/22/2013 09:34:54 am
Def Spanish. I think that is a vert portrait language to learn.
11/22/2013 10:12:46 am
Italian because my kids are half Italian.
11/22/2013 11:07:24 am
Spanish because I think it's more useful--more everyday use.
11/22/2013 11:33:52 am
I'd pick japanese. My husband and I met in our japanese class in high school. It'd be cool to teach our son some as well as refresh ourselves.
11/22/2013 04:32:31 pm
french so we can travel to europe and communicate with the locals!
11/23/2013 01:03:23 pm
I'd like Spanish so that the whole family could learn together.
11/23/2013 03:12:31 pm
I would pick Spanish - it would come in handy.
11/24/2013 12:52:04 pm
Spanish or Chinese
11/24/2013 04:25:51 pm
japanese a friend and their child love japan this would be neat for them.
11/24/2013 04:55:10 pm
I would choose French because my kids are having a harder time learning that one.
11/25/2013 02:37:45 pm
I would chose spanish because I think it is very important for kids to know it in our country and especially in our region
11/25/2013 04:29:49 pm
I would chose spanish...it is the most spoken language in our area
11/26/2013 05:38:29 am
spanish. it's one of the most spoken languages in the world.
7/8/2015 09:40:45 am
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11/26/2013 01:04:22 pm
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11/27/2013 09:25:13 am
I would choose the Japanese because I would love for my kids to be able to communicate with my uncle,grandma and cousins who are Japanese. Plus I love the Japanese culture and would love for them to come to love it as I do.
11/27/2013 10:06:44 am
11/27/2013 11:19:10 am
Spanish please :)
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