Friday, February 25, 2011

Spanish for Kids: Las Estaciones (The Seasons) DVD Review and Giveaway Ends 3/6

Spanish for Kids: Las Estaciones (The Seasons)


Available on March 22, 2011 from Whistlefritz


Produced by Whistlefritz, Spanish for Kids is an award-winning Spanish immersion DVD series featuring the adorable Fritzi, a lovable, animated mouse who interacts with live-action adults and children to help teach Spanish. In Las Estaciones (The Seasons), Fritzi wants to celebrate his birthday, which comes in the Fall. With the help of his friend Maria, young viewers learn about the many joys associated with all four seasons, from sledding and snowball fights in winter (el invierno), to trick-or-treating in autumn (el otoƱo). It’s a year-round celebration for young viewers to enjoy with Fritzi and all his Whistlefritz friends!

Winner of more than 20 awards, Whistlefritz was founded in 2006 by a mom who wanted to teach her own children Spanish, but was frustrated by the lack of high-quality Spanish immersion programs. Building on the belief that switching back and forth between English and Spanish during the learning process makes it harder for a child to master the new language, Whistlefritz DVDs engage children in “Spanish immersion”: learning by hearing and speaking Spanish without any English translation.

Research has shown this Spanish immersion teaching technique to be the most effective way to teach young children a second language. Each upbeat program in the Spanish for Kids DVD series combines whimsical storylines, colorful animation and graphics, delightful characters, live action footage, and irresistible Latin music that children will want to experience again and again.

A valuable teaching tool to add to any home video educational library, Spanish for Kids DVDs have received numerous national honors and accolades from iParenting Media, the Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Center, Dr. Toy, The Dove Foundation, Learning Magazine’s Teachers’ Choice Awards and others.

Las Estaciones, recommended for children ages 2-7, is available for $19.99. Other titles available in the Spanish for Kids series include Cha Cha Cha, Adentro y Afuera (Inside and Out),
A Bailar! ( Let’s Dance!), Vamos a Jugar (Let’s Play) and Los Animales (Animals). For more information on these titles or to order, visit http://www.whistlefritz.com/.

What We Thought:

As a Mother, I understand the importance of my children not only knowing our primary language but also knowing languages that will help them advance in their lives and in their careers as adults.  Spanish is our secondary language here in the United States and I believe it is extremely important for my children to at least know some Spanish. I took 3 years of Spanish in high school and another 3 in College. While I am in no way fluent, I could carry on a conversation if needed and I want my children to be able to do the same. This DVD is a wonderful tool for that. I was extremely happy how excited my children were to watch Las Estaciones!  We took it on a weekend trip out of town and this DVD played over and over again the entire trip!!  If you want your child(ren) to be exposed to Spanish, this is a must have tool!! Before you know it, your children will be spouting off Spanish words to you that you didn't even know!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader is going to win a copy of Spanish for Kids: Las Estaciones!

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Giveaway will end on 3/6 at 11:59 p.m.
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*This is not a paid post. I only share my honest opinion. The DVD, information and giveaway were all provided to me by the company and/or PR firm*

28 comments:

Beth said...

Such a cool giveaway!

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Tabitha said...

I would love this for my son
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Jessica said...

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Jackie said...

Sounds like a wonderful introduction to Spanish! Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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Jackie said...

I am an email subscriber
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alissa4illustration said...

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Tabathia said...

Tabathia
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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monicazyoung said...

I would love this for my son
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monicazyoung said...

I subscribe via email

monicazyoung said...

I posted on facebook

Shanna said...

Great giveaway - thanks for the chance!
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Paula B. said...

Love to let the kids learn a new language

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I subscribe via email
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TakingChancesLovingLife said...

Wondering why I never got the giveaway prize I won a few months ago...or why I never got response to the email I sent you...want to answer? amandarj01@hotmail.com

Gale said...

I would love another tool to help my children learn Spanish!

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hedgerhousehold said...

This would be great for the kiddos
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katklaw777 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Gale said...

I posted about this on my blog!

http://suchfuntogive.blogspot.com/2011/02/spanish-language-giveaways.html

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Amato family said...

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