Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Little Pim Playtime |
Actor: Little Pim the Panda
Director: Julia Pimsleur Levine
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Special Interests
In French: Playtime, kids explore the wonder of play with Little Pim and pals, from blocks to boats to stuffed animals having tea parties, to dress up, while learning more than 60 words for playtime from a native French sp... more »
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Adrienne | 11/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just showed the Little Pim DVD in French to my one year old niece. It was a big hit. She was smiling at the animated panda and the real children doing every things like eating and playing. I wasn't sure if a baby would really be engaged with a language video, but it was clear that she was noticing the sounds and activities. I was really impressed by the quality of this video. The colors are bright and clear, the real children in the video are multi-ethnic, and the narration is easy to understand. I haven't studied French since college, but it began to come back to me just hearing the words repeated. After they left, I watched it again with subtitles, and was pleased to realize that I had learned a bit, too! I'm planning on buying Little Pim in both Spanish and Chinese for my niece and the rest of the babies in the family. I only wish Little Pim had been available when my daughter was a baby!
-Adrienne (mother of Jorie - age 17)
Best French Program for Babies & Toddlers out there
mathildea | USA | 09/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This program is of an amazing quality. The images are clear and engaging, with bright colors and friendly faces. The sound is perfect with a clear well articulated standard French (beware it is not the case of all the programs out there and I'm a native I can tell). Also very important the article is said in front of each words (again beware it is skipped in some other of programs). Kids love it. Ah! finally a way to get half an hour to myself without any guilt."
It would be five stars, but...
gameshowfan | Portland, ME | 02/21/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My son and I love this video, along with the other two we purchased in this series. So what's the problem? The English subtitles are set as the default, and whenever I put the DVD in, I always have to go back to the menu and turn off the subtitles. Why do people want subtitles in English when they are immersing their children in the foreign language? It just confuses everything and it's annoying to have to turn them off all the time. Many parents who order this DVD already know French and even those who don't can figure out what is being said from context (it is not exactly Derrida, after all)."