Over the weekend, I tested out Little Pim’s new Brazilian Portuguese video product via digital download. I’m not a big fan of watching movies on a tiny mobile device, but I do find the format convenient for kids. Devices like iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android tablets are just the right size for children. And with digital downloads, you can also watch the videos on your computer’s big screen.
I downloaded their new Portuguese video on my Apple iPod Touch and Nook Color (Android e-reader). The videos looked great in both devices. It was obviously bigger on my Nook. I don’t speak Portuguese, but I could tell by the video what the words were referring to in the Little Pim video. I don’t think most kids will be able to learn Portuguese after watching the video once. However, I do think children will be able to learn some words and phrases after watching the video a few times. BTW, the video is only 34 minutes long so you don’t have to worry about overloading your kid’s little brain.
Like Little Pim’s other language series, the Portuguese video features a panda bear, Little Pim, to make the educational video more entertaining for kids.
There are three Portuguese DVDs in their new series: Eating and Drinking, Wake Up Smiling, and Playtime (this is the one I downloaded). They are priced at $16.99 each. You an also get all three Portuguese titles for $39.95.
In case you didn’t know, Little Pim has a range of products to help kids (ages up to six) learn a foreign language. They have products for Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Arabic, Japanese, and Russian. They even have material for English as a second language.
The Little Pim series uses native speakers to pronounce the words multiple times during the episode. Each Little Pim DVD typically focuses on about sixty words and phrases for toddlers. BTW, it’s a good idea to watch the video with your kids. You don’t need to know the language, but the more you and your child interact with the language, the easier the lessons become and the more your child will learn.
Anyway, if you want your child to learn a second language, the Little Pim video series is a good way to start.