I recently got the opportunity to try out a Little Pim DVD with my daughter. We chose Chinese and got disc 5 titled happy, sad, and silly. She is 3 and loves to watch TV so I thought she would like this. She asks for it and loves it.
Little Pim uses the Entertainment Immersion Method®, which engages a child’s natural love of play and learning through repetition. It was created by Julia Pimsleur Levine, who was inspired by her bilingual childhood. All the words on the DVD are spoken by native speakers and each DVD has 60 new words and phrases.
I love that you can show the English subtitles so you know exactly what the words they are saying. It’s not too difficult to tell but some words I wasn’t quite sure on. This DVD has feeling words like laugh, cry, happy, and tear. It does a pretty good job of showing what the word is with pictures of children and parents.
This DVD is about a half hour long and has lots of new words. My daughter gets mad at me when I try to say them out loud, though. I haven’t heard her try to say any either. I’m sure she’s learning. The words are very different to her since we picked Chinese.
I think this is a great way for kids to learn new languages. It is important to teach them when they are young and Little Pim makes it fun for them to learn.