Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
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Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Educational, Animation
Studio: Monterey Home Video Release Date: 08/10/2004 Run time: 146 minutes Rating: Nr
Like an intro to French class for kids, good interactive ele
Aeron Noe | Woodside, CA | 07/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The animation may be outdated, as a previous reviewer notes, but children don't notice that, in my experience. This video is good because it teaches basic vocabulary and fun songs in French. It uses English to explain what the French words mean, which I find helpful in an "introduction" to the language. Is your child going to become fluent watching these DVDs? No. But your child can get a decent introduction to the French language and have fun in the process. One element of this DVD program that I really liked was its interactivity. The DVD pauses and asks the children questions in French, encouraging responses. This is a crucial element because the child actually gets to speak French. I have found that if I model the responses with my 2 year old daughter, she eagerly joins in. Now I don't even have to be answering the animated cat for her to answer him. And she has started singing the French songs around the house."
MN Mama | Northern Minnesota | 10/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I only have volume 1 but my [...] loves it. The animations may be unusual but they are full of flare, color and imagination. The songs they include are by far the best part and my daughter can't get enough of them. The main character Moustache, and the rest of the characters, are all well imagined and fun. As far as the learning experience my daughter loves to repeat the phrases and sing the songs and I see her using what she has learned all the time, and the semi-interactive format they use really gets her involved in the story line. I personally love this video and would recommend it."