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Congratulations to Kerry (Comment #28) on winning this wonderful DVD set. Thank you to everyone who entered and please check back next Tuesday for another great giveaway!

Little Pim is the fun, entertaining,  educational language DVD that can introduces more than 180 essential words and phrases for everyday situations to your kids in three different foreign languages. This series is the only total immersion DVD that was created especially for babies and toddlers ages 0-4.

Each 35-minute disc features short 5 minute episodes starring a lovable animated panda bear named Little Pim. Little Pim interacts with real-life children while teaching language used for expressing a child’s needs and desires.Each set includes Eating and Drinking (DVD 1), Wake Up Smiling (DVD 2), and Playtime (DVD 3), and they are offered in Spanish, French, Mandarin, and English/ESL. Of course if you just want to try 1 DVD they are sold individually.

Now you can have the chance to win a set of Little Pim DVD’s in the language of your choice.  But don’t worry if you don’t win you can still grab the Little Pim at BabiesRus.com or at www.littlepim.com.

Below is a sample of the series:

To enter, please leave a comment by Tuesday 1/13 at 8PM EST and tell me what you are doing to promote language development in your children. Thank you so much and good luck!


56 Comments

Comments

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    Thanks for a chance to win this set. I have a 20 month old grandson that is having some language developement problems. One of the things that we are doing if first having patience with him. It is hard for him to communicate. Second, we are taking every opportunity and making it a learning experience. We have seen him come a long way in one month. We are also using the things that he likes…toys, snacks, etc. so that the learning part is not so frustrating.

    It is a lot of work but seeing how far he has come is such a reward.

    pscole3467 at gmail dot com

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    Oh please enter me in this contest. My nearly 3 year old has just recently learned to talk so anything I can do to keep communication open with him is a good thing.

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    I am bilingual and want my 8 month old son to be bilingual someday also. He heard me speaking a lot of Spanish while in the womb (I was a bilingual teacher), and I speak it to him now. I also read him books that are written in English and Spanish.

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    we don’t have any children yet, but i’ve always thought signing would be a super idea!

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    we’re having a baby in april. my husband is working on a phd in languages so this is something we’d like to incorporate in our family. we plan on using sign language with our baby and introducing several languages at an early age. thanks for the give away!

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    I am a preschool teacher and this looks like a great teaching tool that I would love to introduce to my little learners.

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    My twins don’t really talk yet, just to each other. But I talk to them in french and english and “we” sing songs and dance in both languages. I believe their dad only speaks to them in spanish. So I guess I’m gonna have trilingual kids, if I can get them to speak something other than “twin” speak. I’m trying to get them into a french “playgroup” from the french alliance but they canceled the tuesday class from lack of interest.

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    My father is Portuguese and I ask him to speak it around my son whenever possible so he can pick up bother English and Portuguese. Thanks for the chance.

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    since I have a spanish background and my husband french we try to just mention words here and there…not making a huge deal out of it, but she seems to enjoy the random words and phrases.

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    We’ve tought our 16 month old a few signs, and are constantly working with him on new words and sounds. We would like to start on another language. He is very smart and picks things up very quickly. I hadn’t heard about Little Pim until today. This would be a great tool for him. Even if I don’t win, I’ll probably be going and getting a Little Pim DVD soon!

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    I teach my daughters sign language and interact with them using ASL every day! My next language of interest to teach them is Spanish!

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    I try to speak Portuguese to my children to teach them new words. I also sing in Portuguese.

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    We speak to both of our girls constantly and encourage them to use their words. With my 18 month old, we used signing before she started speaking actual words. My girls are part chinese and we use an electronic game we got in China to help them learn mandarin.

    I would love the mandarin DVD! Amazing giveaway!

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    We learn a new Spanish word each week. His daycare teacher has started the same idea as well.

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    Whenever I come across children’s books in French or Spanish I pick them up. My older daughter loves to show off her French skills with her three younger sisters. Hopefully, we will take them all to Europe someday!

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    We have a few books in other languages that we read with our kids. We may not be able to pronounce everything correctly, but it helps expose them to other languages. We also look at postcards together and talk about the other countries where our family and friends live.

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    This looks like a great dvd. My nephew has had speech difficulties for a while now, plus he just does not want to talk, even though he is fully capable. I think this would be a great and theraputic tool for him!

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    I have a small chalkboard in our kitchen where I write about 5 common words in Slovak (my heritage). I’ll use those words in everyday language and point to the board if my children use the english word.

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    With each of our 4 children we start responding to their grunts and noises as if they are talking to us when they are only weeks old. We keep talking and responding to them inn full conversation style to encourage them to talk. So far people can’t believe how early they each started talking.

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    We haven’t yet and I regret that. Our daughter took a bit of spanish in school but would like to learn french. Growing up in Canada, I took french in school from 1st grade through high school, so I’m still half decent in the language. I’m looking for a computer program to start her off, but these dvds, would be great too! Thanks for the chance.

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    My twin boys are 12 months old. I am working on basic language acquisition with them and I combine words with signs. They are becoming pretty verbal and have a few signs that they use.

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    My kids have formally studies Spanish but love the foreign lanquage tapes and DVD’s.

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    hi, I have a grandson who speaks english and russian. I would love to be able to have his sister learn this language so that they would be able to talk to each other in both languages. Thank you for entering me in this Little Prim contest

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    I regularly use Spanish phrases such as “vamanos” to my kids, and now they are counting and using many words themselves. Thanks!

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    Repeat – Repeat-Repeat – That is how I teach my child!!! My husband recently asked me if I know how to talk without repeating!!!!

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    I want to expose my child to as much education as possible. I think learning to sign would be great for me and my daughter.

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    I have been in love with the Spanish language since junior high when my grandparents first went to Colombia, South America to help start a children’s home. It is my dream that my children will be biligual and learn to respect other cultures. Just keeping them immersed in cultural experiences is my main tactic.

    By the way, we’re open to other cultures and languages besides Spanish! :)

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    We are Grandparents who are raising our youngest granddaughter, she is 2 1/2 and has been with us since 4 months old. My husband and I have always been big on talking to our 2 children without the baby talk. We always involved them in discussions even when very small we encouraged them to name items properly. Both our granddaughters are clear talkers and talked early. We also sit and watch certain shows,and do all sorts of crafts,and puzzles and interact with colours and shapes and sizes with them. Most people can not believe the way they talk, no secret its all in the way you encourage and spend time with them. Its also alot easier to break the habit of babytalk when you talk to them as you would anyone else except with easier words.

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    This sounds so cute. My little boy is 16 months old. He wants to talk but only says a few words, we try to help him learn new words but we dont seem to be helping to much. This dvd would be great for us!

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    My son is 2 and knows his alphabet, numbers up to 20 and a few sight words. He says multi-syllable words and knows several songs by heart. He loves music and anything set to music. My favorite word that he says is “please”.

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    I have used the Baby Einstein DVDs to teach my 2 year old son sign language, and have taught him simple common Spanish words as well.

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    My husband is taking Greek classes for his philosophy degree, and is teaching our 2 year old the Greek alphabet. The other day we got out some of her magnet letters and she said, “Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta…”!!! Please sign me up for the contest, I would love to use the language CD’s!

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    thanks for the information i did not know about these dvds i think my 3 year old son would love them

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    We work with our children using sign language as a basis for learning three languages. English, French, and Spanish. We would love to enter this contest for the learning CD’s.

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    We love to use our library to get the “Signing Times” dvds. They also have some other language resources that are available. Thanks for this giveaway.

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    This sounds so neat! I believe the main thing we do for language development is reading. I read aloud to my children ALOT. I really think this is the best way for them to develop proper grammar, formation of sentences and coherent speech patterns. We also do a lot of memorization even though they are pretty young (5 & 3) and I believe this helps as well. As for a foreign language, I know some spanish and enjoy teaching them words. We live in a very Hispanic populated city so I would love for us all to become better at speaking spanish.

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    I have been working with my 18 month old doing sign language. It makes life a little easier when I understand what he wants by doing the signs!

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    We love learning in our household. I was a Spanish major in college, and my kids have picked up a love of language. We listen to a lot of cultural music. My two oldest started talking very early, and I believe my youngest is well on his way. We’re Baby Einstein fans, but I will certainly check out these videos!

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    I have three young children. My oldest had speech delays but no longer does. The other two seem to be developing typically. The two most important things that I do with my children are reading them books – many, many books, and talking to them ALL the time! I talk to them about anything and everything (well, age appropriate topics!). I use a normal tone of voice and I label things with their real names. They love to be included in conversations!

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    My best friend and her son are Chinese, I would love to see their surprise when we managed to talk to them :) Fingers crossed!