Little Pim DVD Series for Children
Little Pim DVD Series for Children
Little Pim is an award-winning foreign language immersion DVD series for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Currently available are three theme-based DVDs that use their unique Entertainment Immersion Method, which combines animation and real kids, teaching simple words and phrases for everyday activities. Each program is available individually or in a discounted three-disc set, for Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English (ESL), German, Arabic, and Russian.
The Little Pim: Fun With Languages DVD series is a winner of over 12 consumer and educational awards including the 2010 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, iParenting, Parents' Choice, Parent-to-Parent Adding Wisdom Award, the Creative Child Preferred Choice Award, and the AEP Award.
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The Little Pim Method of Learning
Little Pim is the brainchild of Julia Pimsleur Levine, an award winning documentary filmmaker who, as the mother of two, wanted to create a top quality, fun language-teaching DVDs for babies and young children. Julia was inspired by her own bilingual childhood: she is the daughter of Dr. Paul Pimsleur, who pioneered the international best-selling foreign language audio teaching method. In determining how best to approach creating effective materials for kids, she immersed herself in the latest scientific research regarding language acquisition and brain development, worked with leading neuroscientist Dr. April Benasich, and drew from her own experience as a language teacher, filmmaker and mother.
The Little Pim series uses the Entertainment Immersion Method, which engages a child's natural love of play, watching real kids and learning through repetition. Children get very attached to the lovable cartoon panda bear, Little Pim, who is the series 'teacher'. He invites young viewers to join him in his playful antics as they learn the language along with real children enjoying everyday activities, such as playing, eating, waking and napping.
The entire DVD is spoken by native speakers, and words are presented and repeated at regular intervals. Each Little Pim DVD focuses on sixty words and phrases typically acquired in a toddler's primary language, providing the essential building blocks for language acquisition.
Little Pim DVDs are designed and paced for developing minds. Young children respond enthusiastically to Little Pim's format, a combination of animation and live action. Babies respond to black and white, therefore the panda captures the attention of even the youngest viewers. Each 35-minute DVD is segmented into seven 5-minute episodes to accommodate a young child's attention span and encourage pausing for parent interaction. Simple sentences are broken down into easy-to-understand parts, and reinforced through repetition.
Watch Little Pim with your little one and repeat the words together Ė it's fun for kids and adults! The more you interact with the language, the easier the lessons become and the more your child will learn. You do not need to know the language your child is learning to watch with them; we have provided optional English subtitles (select Subtitles in the start up menu) so you can easily follow along.
Why Starting Early is Key
The most current scientific research has proven that babies, toddlers and preschoolers are uniquely equipped to learn one or more languages with ease. Research also proves that young children who learn a language before the age of five tend to have superior reading, writing, analytical and social skills, as well as more extensive vocabularies than their monolingual peers. Early foreign language acquisition is no longer considered a luxury. It materially contributes to a young child's cognitive development and also gives him an advantage in the future of our increasingly global marketplace.
Award-winning filmmaker (and mom) Julia Pimsleur Levine created Little Pim to fill a need in the children's video market for a top-quality, language-learning DVD series for the very young. Working with a team of filmmakers, animators, childhood development experts, linguists and an advising neuroscientist, Julia invested three years to develop the most comprehensive language series designed specifically for this age group. With Little Pim, parents can now take full advantage of their young child's natural, yet brief, proclivity for learning languages.