Whistlefritz is a fun way for kids to learn Spanish! I haven't tried the whole program, but I got to show my kids La Fiesta de Fritzi and they loved it. They think the mouse is funny and they really liked the teacher! She talks slow and clearly...I learned some Spanish too.
My kids also enjoyed the songs. They are catchy and easy to sing along to. I have tried lots of Spanish DVDs for kids and this one is a new favorite. I usually have the problem of one kid liking it and the other one won't. Whistlefritz is a favorite for them both!!
From the website The Educator’s Collection includes:
Spanish Lesson Plans for Kids: A progressive curriculum of 40 reproducible lessons that engage children in a diverse array of interactive, age-appropriate activities, authored by educators Theresa Daleo-Stock, Silvia Goncalves Holman and Krista Hope Lambert with a Foreword by Professors Sarah Hudelson and Karen Smith of Arizona State University
Spanish for Kids DVD series: The wonderful, whimsical world of Fritzi, the charming mouse who helps children learn Spanish the fun way seamlessly blends live action with lively animation and amusing characters. This complete collection of award-winning live-action and animated Spanish immersion DVDs includes: “Animals (Los Animales),” “Fritzi’s Party (La Fiesta de Fritzi),” “Inside and Out (Adentro y Afuera),” “Let’s Play (Vamos a Jugar),” and “The Seasons (Las Estaciones).”
Spanish for Kids CD series: Award-winning Spanish immersion CDs that feature traditional and original songs keep the language fun going with an irresistible mix of Latin rhythms that get children on their feet.. Titles include: “Cha, Cha, Cha - Spanish Learning Songs” and “Let’s Dance (¡A Bailar!).”
Spanish Immersion Match Cards: Learning Spanish is in the cards with this fun anytime and anywhere memory matching card game. Fifty delightfully-illustrated Spanish action cards give this classic memory game a playful new accent. It's language-learning fun that can't be matched!
Spanish for Kids DVDs and CDs have garnered awards and recognition from Learningâ Magazine’s Teachers’ ChoiceSM, iParentingmedia.com, The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Center, Dr. Toy, KIDS FIRST!, The National Parenting Publications Association (NAPPA), Creative Child Magazine and The Dove Foundation.
Title: Spanish for Kids: The Educator’s Collection
Ages: Pre-K through early elementary
SRP: $175.00 includes: 40 Lesson Plans Book: 273 pages 5 DVDs 2 CDs Lesson Plan Book sold separately $89.99
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