Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mommy Teach Me Spanish Vol 1 Tengo Hambre - I am Hungry|
Genres: Kids & Family, Educational
A totally new and fun method of learning Spanish at home. For children ages 12 months to 12 years. Learning is centered around a child's daily routines: mealtimes, bedtime, bathtime, playtime...This makes learning easy for... more »
N. Ortiz | New York | 12/27/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was all excited to read the glowing reviews of this video and give it to my son who is 2 1/2 years old. My husband is fluent in Spanish (his family is from Guatemala) and my son was born there. This video is a severe disappointment. The children repeating the sentences in spanish have poor pronounciation and so do many of the adults (many of whom have a Southern twang). I believe that if you are wanting to teach a language, you NEED to have correct pronounciation at all times, not a child who says "gwacias." It should have always been native speakers. There is also too much emphasis on food; the puppets are annoying and some scenes are just pointless.
Oh well. I wouldn't recommend this video at all."
Really very bad
Maria | USA | 04/21/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Cute chihuahua on the cover, but this is a really bad "spanish language" DVD. They use terrible pronunciation that you don't want your children to learn, spoken by children AND adults who obviously DO NOT speak spanish (not even as a second language). There are mistakes in gender ("el hamburguesa" is one example) and there are glaring mistakes in phrasing that no fluent spanish speaker would use (not in Mexico, not in South America, not in Spain.. nowhere). If this had been edited by a linguist, or at least a real fluent spanish speaker, these problems might have been corrected. They were not. Music CDs in spanish with an accompanying book with lyrics are better, and reading books written in spanish with your child is very good. But don't waste your money on this DVD. I'm still searching for good teaching aids, and might have to spend the big bucks on a Berlitz cd/dvd (if they have a series for children). I'm sorry I wasted my time and money on this one."
The Worst - save your money
Francisco | New York | 01/11/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is aweful! Horrible Spanish, "spoken" by non Spanish speakers with a bad gringo accent. It is truly one of the worst things I have seen ever. And also horrible typos in the written sections. This is the most pathetic thing I have seen.
Avoid this like the plague.
Send me my money back (and something more for having to have suffered through this!)"
What a neat idea!!
Wanda Stegall | Southeastern United States | 09/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am very pleased with this educational DVD. My grandchildren can now say many Spanish words. My daughter, their mother, has enjoyed teaching them and learning Spanish herself. In fact it became a family project.
I think, in our world today, learning a second language is almost a necessity and I feel it improves cognitive ability."