When I was 2 my parents immigrated to America from Ukraine (former USSR). Through out my childhood my parents always spoke Russian in the house and of course I picked up on it but I wasn’t that good at speaking. However, I never learned how to read or write. When I was in High School I had a bunch of Russian friend. They used to torture me because I had such a heavy accent and couldn’t say the big words. Well needless to say, I learned. Now I have 2 kids of my own but the issue is I have no one to speak in Russian to. My children’s father is American and my current husband is from Italy. There is really no family close enough to upkeep with the language and it is important that they develop their language skills. Being diverse in another language will enable doors to open for future opportunities. So its time to start them while they are young. Their brains are sponges and they just soak it up.
Little Pim it is an interactive, animated learning system gear to children ages 0-6 years old. With 12 languages to choose from, their proprietary method teaches your child 360 words and phrases. They include video series, flashcard sets, books and music keep kids entertained while inspiring in them a lifelong love of language learning. The best part about it is you do not even need a foreign language background. Who wouldn’t want a fun and easy way of learning?
My son, who is 6, loved it. He thought that the interactive bear was adorable. He has been watching it a few days a week and let me tell you, he is saying words sporadically. He asks a lot of question and he seems very eager to keep learning. My daughter, who is 8 also sits there with him while he is watching. Although her Russian is much better then his, she is doing great as well.
Little Pim sets can be found in Spanish, Chinese, French, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, and Portuguese. Check them out for more information: