For the last few weeks, we have been using the Little Pim set of videos to help teach our son how to speak.
Each video was created to introduce babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers to a second language. (Spanish, French, Mandarin, English/ESL)
Because my son was a bit behind in his speech, I opted for the English version to help expose him to common phrases for everyday activities.
I wasn’t sure what he was going to think because he is a singing and dancing video guy, but he quickly bonded with Little Pim, the Panda that hosts the series.
After watching all 3 videos with my son over and over, I have to say that I am impressed by many parts of the Little Pim program.
1. The Lead Character – Little Pim, the panda is a gracious host who is animated nicely. He is funny, personable and very cute. My son now refers to him like they are friends. It is very cute!!
2. Consistency – I like that each video is broken into smaller segments to help with quicker learning. Every segment has all of the key sections repeated so that younger minds can retain the information learned at the beginning. In between every segment Little Pim entertains with his funny ‘Pandaisms’ and cute antics. On top of learning common phrases – your child will also learn about Pandas!
3. No promotional crap to sift through before the video starts. I LOVE the fact that the video starts almost immediately after you put it in the DVD player. There is no promotional crap to fast forward or detailed maps to sift through, PLUS if the video ends instead of it cycling the main page, it re-starts after 2 minutes of sitting idle.
I highly recommend this video series to any parent looking to expose their child to a second language or to those who would like to help their child master their primary language.
The video touches on all aspects of everyday life from nap time straight through to spending time with your pets.
Once my son masters English, I would definitely love to introduce Spanish or French.
The 3 disc set we have retails for $49.95 at littlepim.com