Little Pim – Review

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I have always been so intrigued with little children being so diverse with many languages. For years I have seen commercials on TV showcasing this and their programs (many of which are still very popular today). Well before I was pregnant I was set on introducing my child to languages at a very early age – because as its been noted, a child’s mind is like a sponge and absorbs alot of information especially very early on. So I was very excited when I was approached by Little Pim to try out one of their DVDs for Spanish (Eating & Drinking).

Little Pim was inspired by Julia Pimsleur Levine (daughter of Dr. Paul Pimsleur, who created the Pimsleur Method) and her own bilingual childhood. She wanted to give her young son the same opportunity to learn a foreign language. When she discovered that there were no high quality education materials for teaching toddlers a foreign language, she set out to create them herself. She was uniquely qualified given her background as an award-winning filmmaker, language teacher and mother.

Little Pim’s program supports foreign language learning which multiple studies have shown improves memory and analytic abilities and strengthens problem solving skills.  The program helps children acquire a new vocabulary and a near-native accent. The unique Entertainment Immersion Method® immerses children completely in a foreign language.

I have only been watching the DVD with my son for about 2 weeks, though he isn’t speaking fully yet at 5 months, he does exhibit an interest in the DVD – even getting excited with each new word/image on the screen. I am excited to be able to share in this learning experience with my son, and continue to add to his learning by purchasing the remaining DVDs not only in Spanish (which is important for my husbands background) but even Italian for my family background.

Little Pim is available in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, English and Portuguese. They offer not only DVDs but also books, CD’s and flashcards. Make sure to check out the free demos they offer online here

I strongly encourage any parent of a young child to check out Little Pim for yourself – this is a great gift to give your child and future generations.

Happy Learning!!

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Austin Lloyd – January 2014 Review

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This weekend I had the pleasure to hang out with my son and enjoy my newest review (really more for him) with a great bonding experience.

Austin Lloyd is a Atlanta, Georgia based company with the concept that parents not only want to educate their children, but may be overwhelmed with the different choices out on the market. They take the guess-work out of that by not only providing toys your child will enjoy, but ones that will also aid in the development of your child’s skills.

Another great idea behind Austin Lloyd is they like to help those children less fortunate, in local charities. In each package sent for a subscription there is a card on how you can donate. This is an amazing act that not only helps others who don’t have much, but helps those parents who just purchased new toys/books to declutter their homes – SO smart!!

In my box this month, as you can see above I received items for the play level of 0-5 months all pertaining to rhythm and sound. Items included: Hush Little Baby book, Happy Quartett (4 separate fabric cubes with different sounds and colors/textures), Musical Pudgie Puppy (a cuddly puppy that when you pull the shamrock tail plays “rock a by baby”), and last but not least, Boxer the Dog Rattle (the cutest baby rattle, with hand stitched facial features).

Upon opening this box, that package alone was amazing. With a personalized name tag for my son &  details of the items included with the theme for the month – I was blown away. The items alone this month individually priced are valued over $60 and for the monthly subscription price of $49.99, it is truly an amazing deal. I’m my opinion this by far is the best children’s geared subscription I have seen so far, and I am definitely signing up for each months box – for a little something special for my son to enjoy.

My friends over a Austin Lloyd want to share in the learning experience with you, and have generously offered 10% off your first order with the following code: Savvyad42b

Just visit this link (Austin Lloyd), and at check out use the code above to receive your 10% off your first order.

I hope you enjoy your Austin Lloyd box with your child(ren) as well.

Happy Playing!!

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