Thank you to all of the families who turned out this weekend for Little Pim's event at Giggle's new Upper West Side store in Manhattan! We sang songs in French and Spanish, watched some of the new Little Pim DVDs and answered parents' questions about introducing foreign language to their kids and raising bilingual families. We are thrilled to partner with Giggle, a chain of stores that offers the best in baby products and gifts. Giggle now carries Little Pim in all its locations.
The event kicked off with adults and children singing along to two favorite songs from the Little Pim Spanish Bop and French Bop CDs. With festive instruments and song sheets in French/English and Spanish/English, everyone could get in on the fun.
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Afterward, young and old attendees loved seeing a clip of Little Pim and his new friends Lola the Elephant and Bob the Bobcat. I answered some of the most frequently asked questions about foreign language teaching. Many parents were already using Little Pim at home and wanted to know how they could keep the second language even more active in their lives. Other parents wanted to know the right age to begin, and whether they could raise bilingual kids if they don’t speak the language (yes!). Meanwhile, the bigger kids had fun coloring in the Little Pim coloring sheets.
Before leaving, everyone enjoyed a taste of France and Spain with croissants and dulce de leche pastries. As Little Pim would say "mmm, c'est bon!"
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