Bonjour! I’m hearing (and speaking) a lot of French these days since Joseph and Catherine have a language tutor this year. My friends at Little Pim asked if we’d like to review their French series and sent us a complimentary 3-DVD set of Fun with Languages, plus a plush Little Pim toy:
This set includes:
Disc 1: Eating and Drinking
Disc 2: Wake up Smiling
Disc 3: Playtime
Each video contains 7 episodes which run about 5 minutes each, so little children can get the lessons in small bites. Although geared towards ages 0 to 6, I’ve found that my children up to 5th grade enjoy and appreciate Little Pim.
As with other Little Pim videos we’ve viewed in the past, the French series is easy to understand with very precise and clear pronunciation. I know this because my children have been learning French from a tutor this year; she lived in French for years and is proficient in the language, and by listening in on the lessons I can assure you that the quality of Little Pim French is definitely up to par.
The bright, clear animation and endearing Little Pim make for a pleasant and engaging experience for young children. There’s no loud music, jarring images or crass humor like you find in a lot of modern cartoons. I like that there’s a good amount of repetition, but it’s not overdone. I even got a little vocabulary refresher myself; the last exposure I had to French was the first year of college. Another plus is that the videos reinforce every day concepts like playing, having meals and living in a family. These also happen to be the things that they are learning right now from their teacher.
The children like it a lot. It has helped to reinforce their French lessons in a fun and relaxed way, and they’ve already re-watched it several times (which is an obvious vote of approval around here). Their only concern was that Little Pim appears alone in this series without his friends the elephant and cat. They wished that ALL the characters had been featured in this series.
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