Meet Little Pim, a charming animated panda who guides babies, toddlers and preschoolers on a fun-filled journey to learning a foreign language. Little Pim only speaks in the foreign language, while interacting with babies and young children enjoying everyday activities. Because Little Pim focuses on the first words typically acquired in a kid’s vocabulary, your family can reinforce the lessons by simply repeating the new language during your everyday routines. Created by Julia Pimsleur Levine, an award-winning filmmaker and mom, Little Pim is a groundbreaking kids’ language DVD series that offers hours of fun while providing the basic building blocks for learning a foreign language.
This multi-disc series of 35-minute DVDs can be viewed in any order, with each DVD teaching 60 words of vocabulary.
Little Pim DVD Series for Children
Little Pim is an award-winning foreign language immersion DVD series for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Currently available are three theme-based DVDs that use their unique Entertainment Immersion Method, which combines animation and real kids, teaching simple words and phrases for everyday activities. Each program is available individually or in a discounted three-disc set, for Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English (ESL), German, Arabic, and Russian.
The Little Pim: Fun With Languages DVD series is a winner of over 12 consumer and educational awards including the 2010 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, iParenting, Parents' Choice, Parent-to-Parent Adding Wisdom Award, the Creative Child Preferred Choice Award, and the AEP Award.
Little Pim Packages
Little Pim Gift Set
Includes a Little Pim Three-Pak plus an 8-inch velvety soft plush toy of Little Pim, the star of the series, in a fun, see-through Little Pim tote bag. Little Pim captivates young children by turning everyday activities into fun adventures. The DVD 3-pak includes the following DVDs: Eating and Drinking (Disc 1), Wake Up Smiling (Disc 2) and Playtime (Disc 3). Tots will enjoy carrying Little Pim around with them wherever they go!
Discs 1-3: Available for Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English (ESL), German, Arabic, and RussianDVD 1: Eating and Drinking
In this DVD for toddlers, babies, and preschoolers see Little Pim and friends making and eating food while having a great time discovering new tastes. DVD 1 introduces more than 60 words and phrases for mealtimes. The Eating and Drinking DVD is appropriate for toddlers, babies, and preschoolers.
DVD 2: Wake Up Smiling
In this DVD for preschoolers, toddlers, and babies, see Little Pim and kids waking up, brushing up, dressing up, and find out what they are all smiling about! All about the joys of waking up to a new day and going to sleep at the end of a busy day, DVD 2 introduces 60 words associated with morning and evening routines.
DVD 3: Playtime
See the amusing ways Little Pim and children play together, while learning vocabulary. DVD 3 explores the wonders of play, from blocks to boats to stuffed animals having tea parties, to dress up, and introduces than 60 new words. This DVD for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers makes learning a new language fun and easy!
Discs 4-6: Available for Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, and ChineseDVD 4: In My Home
In this DVD for young children, come along with Little Pim and friends as they play with their toys and explore the different rooms in a home, in both apartments and houses. DVD 4 features two new characters, Lola the Elephant and Bob the Bobcat, and introduces 60 words and phrases associated with activities and settings in a home.
DVD 5: Happy, Sad and Silly
Learn vocabulary while experiencing a wide range of emotions with Little Pim and friends - from happiness and love, to sad faces, mad faces, and everything in between. DVD 5 features two new characters, Lola the Elephant and Bob the Bobcat, and introduces 60 words and phrases kids can use to describe how they are feeling as they giggle along with Little Pim.
DVD 6: I Can Count!
Join Little Pim, his new friends, Bob and Lola, and real kids as they count all sorts of fun objects - from ladybugs to lollipops to dancing feet. Once kids learn to count to ten, they want to do it again and again. DVD 6 features two new characters, Lola the Elephant and Bob the Bobcat, and introduces 60 words and phrases that will keep kids happily entertained as they count everything they see.
The Little Pim Method of Learning
Little Pim is the brainchild of Julia Pimsleur Levine, an award winning documentary filmmaker who, as the mother of two, wanted to create a top quality, fun language-teaching DVDs for babies and young children. Julia was inspired by her own bilingual childhood: she is the daughter of Dr. Paul Pimsleur, who pioneered the international best-selling foreign language audio teaching method. In determining how best to approach creating effective materials for kids, she immersed herself in the latest scientific research regarding language acquisition and brain development, worked with leading neuroscientist Dr. April Benasich, and drew from her own experience as a language teacher, filmmaker and mother.
The Little Pim series uses the Entertainment Immersion Method, which engages a child's natural love of play, watching real kids and learning through repetition. Children get very attached to the lovable cartoon panda bear, Little Pim, who is the series 'teacher'. He invites young viewers to join him in his playful antics as they learn the language along with real children enjoying everyday activities, such as playing, eating, waking and napping.
The entire DVD is spoken by native speakers, and words are presented and repeated at regular intervals. Each Little Pim DVD focuses on sixty words and phrases typically acquired in a toddler's primary language, providing the essential building blocks for language acquisition.
Little Pim DVDs are designed and paced for developing minds. Young children respond enthusiastically to Little Pim's format, a combination of animation and live action. Babies respond to black and white, therefore the panda captures the attention of even the youngest viewers. Each 35-minute DVD is segmented into seven 5-minute episodes to accommodate a young child's attention span and encourage pausing for parent interaction. Simple sentences are broken down into easy-to-understand parts, and reinforced through repetition.
Watch Little Pim with your little one and repeat the words together – it's fun for kids and adults! The more you interact with the language, the easier the lessons become and the more your child will learn. You do not need to know the language your child is learning to watch with them; we have provided optional English subtitles (select Subtitles in the start up menu) so you can easily follow along.
Why Starting Early is Key
The most current scientific research has proven that babies, toddlers and preschoolers are uniquely equipped to learn one or more languages with ease. Research also proves that young children who learn a language before the age of five tend to have superior reading, writing, analytical and social skills, as well as more extensive vocabularies than their monolingual peers. Early foreign language acquisition is no longer considered a luxury. It materially contributes to a young child's cognitive development and also gives him an advantage in the future of our increasingly global marketplace.
Award-winning filmmaker (and mom) Julia Pimsleur Levine created Little Pim to fill a need in the children's video market for a top-quality, language-learning DVD series for the very young. Working with a team of filmmakers, animators, childhood development experts, linguists and an advising neuroscientist, Julia invested three years to develop the most comprehensive language series designed specifically for this age group. With Little Pim, parents can now take full advantage of their young child's natural, yet brief, proclivity for learning languages.