Overcoming the Language Barrier When Traveling to a Foreign Country

Spending some time in a foreign country is a great way to expose you and your family to some culture and customs the likes of which you might never have seen before. Learning to broaden your horizons and teaching your children to do the same is something that’s a great experience for the rest of one’s life, and there are a lot of ways that you can enrich your trip by making sure to provide for as complete an adventure as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure that you’ve got some kind of interpreter or translator to help you along with your travels. Even if you don’t make this the case, there are still a lot of ways to overcome a language barrier and make sure that you’re not lost when you’re spending time in another country where you don’t necessarily speak the native tongue. [Read more…]

Little Pim – Language Fun For Kids

With school starting up, parents and kids everywhere are looking for that slight edge to bring their kids from middle of the class to top of the class. It is a fact that children who learn foreign languages early in life have a much easier time learning new languages later on in life. With this in mind, we have Little Pim. This cute little panda helps kids learn languages like Chinese, Spanish, Italian, German, English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew, and Portuguese. Little Pim teaches children not by associated words with translations or drills, but with actions and sounds, so kids don’t have to translate to learn- they just learn.

This way, instead of memorizing one word, they memorize strings of actions, where the words are simply the building blocks to the underlying concepts. Pim is a blast for kids, it is so much fun Little Man actually asks to watch on a regular basis. If it is good enough to be requested instead of assigned, that is pretty good in our house, especially for something educational.

Little Pim is also the winner of 10 top consumer awards for his educational DVDs. Pimis now available as a digital download as well. So now Pim can be everywhere you are! Pim is even available as an app on the iPad and is the winner of the 2012 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

About Little Pim:

Little Pim is an award-winning foreign language learning program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Between birth and the age of six, the human brain is hard-wired for language learning, and Little Pim helps families take advantage of this brief window, by making language learning easy, fun [Read more…]