Making a recommended gift list has to be divided by age and language, to start. My favorite inexpensive gift for young children are dvds. There are two I will recommend here - first "Bilingual Baby". This is a nice series - only $16.50 each and it comes in Spanish, French, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Swedish. Ages 1 - 5. Total immersion method to teach your child Brazilian Portuguese. This series is a breakthrough in Bilingual Education. It teaches in the style preferred by many educators: Total Immersion. Studies show that birth to 5 years is the best time to introduce new languages. A young child's brain is wired to absorb vast amounts of information regarding the syntax, phonemes and sentence structure of any language. Because young children learn faster when they see things they can relate to, the videos are reality-based, featuring things that are part of a child's real world like puppies, familiar toys and lots of happy children! The child only hears the language being taught. Portuguese words appear on screen to help readers and to reinforce what they see and hear. Small English words appear so parents can learn too! Bilingual Baby teaches more than 60 words and phrases. Give your child the language advantage and give them the world to play with! 45 minutes.
One more recommendation for young people: Little Pim - I said I would recommend 2 dvds - the other is "Little Pim". These are really creative and well-designed dvds. Buy one ($17.95 each) or a 3 dvd set ($49.95 each) - they come in your choice of Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
Language learning has never been so fun and easy!
Foreign language for babies:
- Familiarizes babies with the rhythm of other languages.
- Stimulates the part of the brain that processes language, with proven benefits for development of language.
- Provides fun way for babies and parents to bond, as they watch and listen for new words together.
Foreign language for toddlers and preschoolers:
- They begin to pick up the vocabulary and use it in everyday speech.
- Toddlers realize every English word has an equivalent in another language, which fosters greater cognitive abilities.
- They develop a better accent and think foreign language learning is fun!
See a video clip for each language on our website at www.wor.com