Little Pim series of DVDs, CDs, flashcards and books. They’re geared toward children from babies through age 5. The idea is that when kids are exposed to a language at an early age, it becomes second nature for them to speak it. They don’t become confused by verb tenses and sentence structure like those of us who learn a language when they’re older. They just imitate native speakers and start chattering away!
A quick guide included with the DVD provides tips on how to use the videos most effectively. At 35 minutes each, they’re just the right length for little attention spans. And each one is divided into 5-minute segments for smaller doses of learning. Go to LittlePim.com to find supplemental materials like games, coloring pages and apps. Children can learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, and English. For the Japanese language, which I chose, you can get three different DVDs (that can be watched in any order). Some languages have up to six DVDs! And they sell gift sets, too, which might include a plush Little Pim panda, a bag, or a t-shirt or onesie.