In the past few years I’ve become acquainted with the adventures of Little Pim. Little Pim is a curious little panda who helps kids learn new languages. I’ve reviewed apps and dvds from Little Pim. Eva has enjoyed those videos and apps very much and they have made her curious about languages.
Little Pim is hosting a Kickstarter to raise funds for a Holiday e-book they hope to create in time for this year’s holiday season.
In the e-book Little Pim will visit his friends in Mexico, China, France, and Brazil. In each country, he will learn about local holiday traditions and sample holiday treats.
Now, if you’re familiar with Kickstarter, you know that none of the funds raised can be used unless all of the funds are raised. We need to spread the word about this holiday cheer and let fans and customers know what lays in store for them at the end of a successful campaign.
Some of the rewards for donating to the Kickstarter include a holiday e-book of your own all the way up to your child being drawn in as a character of the book!
Eva and I have reviewed a number of products from Little Pim. We’ve checked out DVDs, apps and now we’ve taken a look at a digital download. Specifically, a digital download of Little Pim Brazilian Portuguese. What I liked about this was that I could download the content and then add it to iTunes so that Eva and I could work with it on the iPad. We’ve got a ton of DVDs around the house but having the video right on the iPad was so much more convenient and takes up no space on the shelf. Here is a preview video below.
The video is 35 minutes long and there are a variety of episodes to choose from. We choose the eating and drinking episode because, to me that seemed like the most useful episode for us to work on. I don’t think I would have gone with Portuguese though if given the choice again because Eva is learning Spanish in school and while Portuguese is similar to Spanish, it is really not. Eva is learning Spanish in school and she really enjoys it. I know a little bit of Spanish from when I was in school and can talk to her a bit in that language. I could see her getting a bit confused as we watched the Portuguese video together.
Don’t get me wrong, the video was done very well like all of the Little Pim products that we have tried. Very high quality and the reinforcement of ideas and concepts with images and repetition was excellent. I just think that our brains were trying to fit Spanish into the Portuguese that we were hearing. I’d certainly recommend the Little Pim products like the apps and DVDs and digital downloads to introduce your children to a new language.
Disclosure: We received a digital download of Little Pim Brazilian Portuguese to watch and review. Opinions are 100% my own.