At Little Pim, we spark inspiration, remove obstacles and provide encouragement and support to make learning a second language easy and enjoyable for kids.

 

HOW WE HELP

We are proud to partner with One Laptop per Child, a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing children worldwide with a laptop to empower their individual learning and growth. Through this partnership, three million children in Africa and parts of Latin America are learning English with Little Pim on their OLPC provided laptop. Learning English opens a critical doorway to greater educational and professional opportunities for these children.

“We are thrilled to partner with OLPC and help bring Little Pim content to millions of bright young minds around the world.”
Julia Pimsleur, Founder of Little Pim

 

EVERY CHILD DESERVES THE CHANCE TO LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE

 

“We are delighted to join forces with Little Pim to make learning language more fun for children. OLPC and Little Pim share a common philosophy that learning should be a joyous experience and that children learn best when learning and play are seamless activities.”

– Rodrigo Arboleda, Chairman and CEO of One Laptop per Child

As parents, aunts, uncles, and more, we’re genuine believers in the importance of learning a foreign language at an early age.

We work hard everyday to ensure Little Pim’s products live up to the high standards we set for products we give our own children. And we’re focused on delivering the best possible experience for our customers and their little ones.

Check out the people behind Little Pim that work to fulfill our mission of making it easy and enjoyable for children to learn a second language.

JULIA PIMSLEUR

Julia Pimsleur is the CEO of Million Dollar Women and author of the best-selling Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big (Simon & Schuster). Pimsleur is the Founder and former CEO of Little Pim, the leading language teaching program for young children. Little Pim has won 25 awards and features the proprietary Entertainment Immersion Method®. Pimsleur is the daughter of language teaching pioneer, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, as well as an award-winning filmmaker and mother of two. She has raised over $26M in Angel, Venture and philanthropic dollars and blogs for Forbes.com about entrepreneurship.

Pimsleur runs the online Million Dollar Women Academy to help more women entrepreneurs raise capital and get their businesses to $1M in revenues. When she is not speaking or coaching, Pimsleur can be found kicking a soccer ball in the Central Park with her two boys under the age of 12. She lives in Manhattan, speaks French and Italian and is an avid scuba diver. She is fluent in French and conversational in Spanish and Italian.

NATASHA MILLER

Natasha Miller is the CEO of Little Pim. She is leading the team in developing new methods to reach millennial parents during a time when it’s more important than ever to raise bilingual or even multilingual children in our increasingly global world.

Natasha brings to Little Pim strong digital and social media marketing experience. Until recently, she was the Director of Marketing at GiftFly, an online gift card platform focused on local businesses. Her previous experience includes launching an entertainment daily deal site, launching a lifestyle brand, and agency work. She is a highly creative marketer who comes from an entrepreneurial family. Natasha experienced first-hand the benefits of growing up in a multilingual household, learning English and Gujarati simultaneously. She quickly grew passionate about educating new parents and early education teachers about the many benefits of multilingual exposure at an early age.

CAROLYN FIKKE

Carolyn Fikke enjoyed an over 18-year career as an investment banker on Wall Street, specializing in the retail and consumer products industry. She worked primarily with middle market companies and has extensive experience in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, and financial advisory engagements.

She is a member of Golden Seeds, an angel capital investment firm, and serves on the Board of Little Pim Corporation.

 

STUART FARR

Stuart Farr is currently President of Deltix, Inc. a provider of software and services for quantitative trading. Prior to his position at Deltix, Mr. Farr was the co-founder of Beauchamp Financial Technology (BFT), which he sold in 2005 to Linedata Services. He began his career by advising farmers on business planning. After several years of producing financial plans and accounts by hand, he taught himself a software package and developed an application to do this.

After studying for a Masters in this field, he then joined a software firm that developed applications for banks and brokerages. He advanced this career at NatWest Markets and Credit Suisse First Boston before co-founding a financial technology firm, Beauchamp Financial Technology (BFT) in 1998. Here Stuart worked as CEO, successfully expanding it from its base in London to a global operation with additional offices in New York, Hong Kong and Riga and a global basis of hedge fund clients.

Today, he acts as director/advisor to three companies: one in hedge fund services, two (including Little Pim) in digital and print media. Mr. Farr still oversees the family farm, and he lives in New York with his wife and seven-year old daughter.

Stuart has a BSc in Agriculture from Newcastle University and an MSc in Technology from South Bank University.

 

VICTOR ZARAYA

Victor Zaraya is currently Chief Operation Officer/Executive Vice President of Finance & Operations at Razor & Tie Direct/Kidz Bop LLC (“Razor”). In his role he oversees all day-to day operations at one of the largest independently owned music entertainment companies in the US. Victor is part of the executive team responsible for all strategic planning and operations of the company and has spearheaded the company’s growth into digital. During his tenure, the company created and developed the hugely successful Kidz Bop line of children’s music, Kidzbop.com, the safe social network for tweens, and numerous other successful music and video projects.

Prior to his work at Razor, Victor worked at Ernst & Young LLP in their Technology, Communication, and Entertainment Group.

Victor has a degree in Business Administration from SUNY Buffalo and is a New York State Certified CPA. He is currently active with the American Association for Independent Music (A2IM), where he is a candidate for its 2011 board of directors. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two young children.

 

JULIA PIMSLEUR

Julia is the Founder and CEO of Little Pim and the former President of Big Mouth Productions, a documentary production company that produced award-winning films airing on PBS, HBO, and Cinemax. Her documentaries have been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, South By Southwest, among other venues. Awards include recognition from the Urbanworld Film Festival, the New York Latino Film Festival and the Cinema du Reel.

Julia graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Cinema Studies from Yale University and an M.F.A. from the French National Film School. She is fluent in French and speaks some Italian, Spanish, and German. Her father was Dr. Paul Pimsleur, the renowned language professor, whose revolutionary audio teaching method made him a household name in foreign language instruction.

She now sits on the advisory board of the Global Language Project, a non-profit which brings free foreign language classes into underserved public schools.

Julia lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.

 

JOSH REIBEL

Josh Reibel is CEO of Amplify Insight and Amplify Learning. Amplify is an education software and services firm owned by News Corp that provides curriculum, assessment, data and analytics, and professional services to K-12 school systems. Amplify was formed after News Corp acquired Wireless Generation in late 2010 where Mr. Reibel had served as President and Chief Operating Officer for 10 years. In his current role, Josh oversees strategy and operations for two of Amplify’s three divisions. The company serves approximately 4 million students and 200,000 educators across all 50 states and is making unprecedented investments in digital innovation for the future of K-12 teaching and learning. Prior to his posts at Wireless and Amplify, Mr. Reibel served as Vice President for Parent Services at eSCORE.com, a division of Kaplan delivering online educational services to parents of young children. Prior to his time at eSCORE.com, Mr. Reibel was Associate Director of the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College Columbia University, where he also studied as the Ben D. Wood Fellow in Communications, Computing and Technology in Education. Josh began his career as a high school English and Philosophy teacher. He holds an AB degree from Harvard and MA and Ed.M. Degrees from Columbia. Mr. Reibel currently serves on the Columbia Journalism Review Board of Overseers.

Little Pim’s award-winning program has been hailed by experts in the media as a fun, engaging way for kids to learn a foreign language. Check out some of our TV & press appearances below.

Little Pim Appoints New CEO, Natasha Miller, and Launches New Website (November 17, 2016)
Little Pim Founder, Julia Pimsleur Featured in Celebrity Parents Magazine (April 11, 2016)
Little Pim, the leading program for introducing young children to a second language (November 24, 2014)
Private School Review- 7 Ways Kids Can Avoid Summer Brain Drain (July 15, 2014)
Fox5- Summer Travel Essentials For Dad (June 18, 2014)
ABC World News-Summer Travel Toys for Boys and Girls (June 9, 2014)
Healthy Hollywood: The Benefits of Raising Bilingual Kids (May 20, 2014)
Little Pim Bridges the Language Gap for 21st Century Kids (Apr 23, 2014)
Little Pim Flash Cards Win NAPPA Silver (Apr 15, 2014)
Little Pim Going Big At Toy Fair (Feb 12, 2014)
Little Pim Featured on The Talk (Dec 18, 2013)
Top Holiday Toys – Greatday Houston (Dec 16, 2013)
That’s The Toy I Want, Mom! – WBALTV (Dec 16, 2013)
Hot Holiday Toys – Daytime (Dec 12, 2013)
Must-Have Toys – Daily Buzz (Dec 6, 2013)
25 Holiday Gift Ideas For Everyone In Your Life- Cosmopolitan.com (Dec 5, 2013)
Cyber Monday Deals From Couponology.com-NBC New York (Dec 2, 2013)
Little Pim Language Learning Sets Make a Great Educational Gift- BostonHerald.com  (Dec 1, 2013)
Elizabeth Werner’s Hottest Toys For The Holidays- NBC Chicago (Nov 16, 2013)
Little Pim, the Number One Language Learning System for Young Children, Partners With VTech® to Introduce Foreign Languages to Children Around the Globe- PRWeb (Nov 19, 2013)
Little Pim Video Series Hits Vtech Tablet- iKids (Nov 15, 2013)
Raising Multilingual Kids-SheKnows.com (Nov 12, 2013)
Learning Spanish With ‘Fun With Languages’-Newsday (Oct 29th, 2013)
License! Global on Little Pim at Toys R Us (Sept 19th, 2013)
Early Language Acquisition: Cracking The Speech Code (July 11th, 2013)
4 New Apps Guaranteed to Entertain Tots This Summer (June 25th, 2013)
Little Pim’s New “Spanish Colors” App Entertains While Educating (June 25th, 2013)
Mobile developer Ruckus adds foreign language program (June 25th, 2013)
Toddlers Learning Two Languages As They Learn To Speak- WABC News (June 5th, 2013)
Little Pim “Discovery Set” Exclusively Available at Toys “R” Us (June 4th, 2013)
Little Pim, Language Learning Program for Children, Scheduled to be Featured on QVC (April 4th, 2013)
BilingualFest 2013-Presented by A Little Mandarin & Bilingual Buds School (April 4th, 2013)
Barnes & Noble Announces New NOOK Video™ Partnerships (March 8th, 2013)
Little Pim in Morgan Stanley’s “Perspectives in Philanthropy” (September 1st, 2013)
Little Pim giveaway on The View (December 20th, 2012)
Leapfrog Blog features Julia Pimsleur (December 20th, 2012)
Most Awesome Exceptional Educational Toys – Red Tricycle (December 20th, 2012)
News 4 – San Antonio Living (December 4th, 2012)
Rachael’s Holiday Gift Guide (November 27th, 2012)
Little Pim Sandy Update (November 6th, 2012)
A Message from Little Pim after Hurricane Sandy (October 31st, 2012)
Little Pim Holiday Release 2012 (October 5th, 2012)
Educational DVD Review – Geek Dad (September 24th, 2012)
Little Pim Review – Susan’s Disney Family blog (September 24th, 2012)
Review – The ABCD Diaries blog (September 20th, 2012)
Little Pim on My Springfield Mommy blog (September 17th, 2012)
Little Pim on The Thrifty Things blog (September 15th, 2012)
Little Pim on Dad of Diva’s blog (September 10th, 2012)
Little Pim on My OKC Mommy blog (September 1st, 2012)
Little Pim and GrandParents.com (September 1st, 2012)
Little Pim in the The Good Web Guide (September 1st, 2012)
Little Pim on Cynopsis Kids (August 14th, 2012)
Little Pim Goes Digital – Inspired by Savannah (August 13th, 2012)
Little Pim on Lingo Kids blog (August 1st, 2012)
Little Pim on Family Friendly Gaming blog (August 1st, 2012)
Little Pim review on Mama’s Bacon blog (July 25th, 2012)
Featured – Cincodeditos Communication for Babies (July 1st, 2012)
Little Pim on Disney Official Fan Club (June 27th, 2012)
Scopegater blog (June 5th, 2012)
Little Pim partners with One Laptop Per Child – Business Wire (June 1st, 2012)
11 Educational Toys for Summer Break (June 1st, 2012)
One Laptop Per Child partners with Little Pim (June 1st, 2012)
Huffington Post Online Newspaper article: Three Things I Wish They Had When I Was a Kid (May 21st, 2012)
Little Pim giveaway on BizMommy (May 7th, 2012)
LeapFrog Partners With Little Pim (May 1st, 2013)
Late Night Plays blog: She Had Me at Bonjour (April 20th, 2012)
Little Pim featured on Makoki Scribe blog (April 17th, 2012)
Little Pim on WTS Toy Review blog (February 1st, 2012)
Little Pim with One Laptop Per Child: ‘Market Watch’ (January 1st, 2012)