Parents and Teachers Share Why They Chose Little Pim
We love hearing from our community of parents and teachers who chose Little Pim to teach their little ones a new language.
Watch this video to hear what real moms have to say about Little Pim. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
“Little Pim is entertaining, engaging and funny, all while teaching children a second language. What more could a parent ask for?”
Being bilingual herself, Syma says it was important for her son Atticus to learn French because it gave her a leg up in school and her career and she wanted to give her son the same advantages. She gave Atticus Little Pim as a gift for his second birthday and has been thrilled to watch him learn.
“Atticus loves the animations of Little Pim and often asks to watch them again and again. He loves to yell the words he knows at the TV as they are spoken. I know Little Pim is working when Atti points to an object he knows and calls out its name in French.”
“The total immersion approach used in the series is unlike any other language program available for children.”
Isabella can’t say enough about how well Little Pim’s videos captivate her 9-month-old daughter Violetta. She says the total immersion approach Little Pim uses keeps Violetta entertained for much longer than other educational videos she’s tried.
“The words and phrases taught through Little Pim are perfect. The music is light and unobtrusive, and the mix of bright animation and real people seems to captivate her in a way that I haven’t seen with any other language programs.”
“It’s important that my child grows up bilingual. With the digital downloads, you can take these fun, entertaining videos anywhere.”
“Maximo is half South American, and it is important to us that he grows up bilingual, hearing the language day to day. Little Pim has been great as he watches fun, colorful videos while learning at the same time! They are now his favorite, which has been a lifesaver when traveling.
Since you can download the Little Pim videos, they are able to play any time, anywhere – in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania, mid melt-down in a restaurant. Even mom has increased her Spanish vocabulary thanks to Little Pim – you’re never too old for dancing pandas!”
“Whenever he goes to the drawer, I know that he wants Little Pim. He was very engaged from the first viewing.”
Joyce Shavers had trouble finding language learning programs for her 2-year-old son Xander, partly because she didn’t feel they were as suited to a child of his age. Until she found Little Pim. Her Xander has loved Little Pim since the first time he watched a video.
“We like the practical day to day vocabulary and the mixture of seeing real people along with the animation. It definitely seems like the most appropriate program for young children.”
WHAT TEACHERS HAVE TO SAY
Educators praise Little Pim for its popularity with children and effectiveness in the classroom.
Check out some of the letters we’ve received from real teachers about how Little Pim’s Teacher’s Kits fit into their curriculum.
“The Little Pim series is one of the more professionally constructed and executed approaches to the total immersion method of language instruction.” – Ann Welton, Helen B. Stafford Elementary, Tacoma, WA
“The students enjoy the character of Little Pim and look forward to seeing him.” – Joshua Cabral, Member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association
“The narration is clear, crisp, and easy-to-understand; the music is cheerful but not overpowering; and the visuals are colorful and vibrant.” – Denise A. Garofalo, Astor Learning Center, Rhinebeck, NY
“As a French teacher, it’s always been important to pass on bilingual skills to my children. But since I didn’t grow up in a bilingual setting myself, I wasn’t sure exactly how to do that. When I learned about Little Pim and how they use the same methods that kids acquire their first language to acquire their new language, I knew this would be a great fit for our family. It’s a part of our homeschool routine and my kids LOVE watching the videos and throwing around their French skills.” – Leah Heffner, French teacher & Homeschool mom, Tennessee
MORE SUCCESS STORIES FROM LITTLE PIM’S PALS
“Our 22 month old son just loves Little Pim. We have the Spanish “In My Home” volume and he is thrilled to watch it every time. He never gets bored of it and has his favorite parts.” – Parent of Carl, 22 months
“My son Hudson received it as a birthday gift from his aunt, and right away started repeating words from the video. He loves his French DVD so much that we have it set up in his bedroom and he will turn it on by himself to watch it. At 2 years it is often times hard to keep him interested in anything, but Little Pim does the trick! Thank you for developing this learning tool!” – Parent of Hudson, age 2
“Little Pim is a one-of-a-kind tool. It makes learning fun, and gets real results. In fact, our son’s first full sentences in French were thanks to Little Pim!” – Parent of Zach, age 2
“Over the years, we’ve tried several language programs, but none of them offered Little Pim’s frequent vocabulary review. I find this format makes Little Pim so much more effective than what is currently out there.” – Parent of Theo, age 3
“When our son was diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age, one of our main concerns was the delay in his language. After some research we purchased the Little Pim complete set in English. We were very pleased with the clear pronunciation of words and entertainment of the video. Little Pim provided our son with a fun opportunity to learn. Any child can benefit from Little Pim’s Immersion Method, whether it is to enhance their native tongue or to learn a new language.” – Parents of August, age 4
“Little Pim has helped our family in ways that I never would have imagined. I was given Little Pim as a gift while pregnant with my son. Early on, my son would scream virtually all day long. We tried all of the usual tricks like swaddling, swinging and Sesame Street, but nothing worked. One day, we turned on Little Pim in an act of desperation, and he immediately calmed. From a very young age, he was drawn to the colors and sounds of Little Pim. It honestly helped us get through that very difficult first year. My son was later diagnosed with autism, and Little Pim has again been a support for us through that journey. He has a language delay, and Little Pim is a perfect tool for him to learn language at his own pace. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this DVD series for all learners, but certainly for those with ASD, it’s worth giving it a shot. For us, it has been a significant participant in developing my son’s self-regulation and language. Thank you, Little Pim!” – Parents of Cooper, age 2