Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Early Lingo...Review & Giveaway!

I know I have told you all before that I am decidedly NOT skilled in languages.  I always struggled with foreign languages in high school much to the dismay of Sister Francis Claire (tres sorry Madame!).  I think a big part of my problem was that I was not exposed to a foreign language until I was a teenager.  My parents only spoke English and no foreign language classes were offered to me until high school.  I really, really wish I could speak at least one other language and I am a big advocate for exposing children to other languages from a very early age.  I think introducing other languages early on will only open more days later and create better opportunities to communicate with others.  When I was approached to try out a DVD put out by Early Lingo I was very excited.  This one looked like just the sort of teaching tool I like to use for the kids.  Here is the scoop...



Caryn AntoniniCaryn Antonini, graduate of the Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics, has created the new, innovative learning tool – EARLY LINGO. It was at the University that Caryn cultivated her understanding of a child’s acquisition of language and the relationship to their cognitive development. As a new mother, Caryn wanted to give her child the advantages of learning a foreign language as an infant and all the subsequent benefits it would bring to her child later in life, but was unable to find anything on the market that would accomplish this effectively.

ABOUT THE SERIES

  • Early Lingo is a playful approach to learning.
  • The interactive program allows young children to become familiar with a foreign language through immersive and repetitive learning techniques.
  • The use of playful animation and live-action video create a stimulating visual context.
  • The Early Lingo Series is the first of its kind, offering a solid foundation in learning foreign languages. With frequent exposure any child will be able to speak with no accent and familiarity.
  • Early Lingo uses the Total Immersion Method, a method that immerses the child immediately into the target language with no use of translation.
  • Early Lingo uses native speakers who articulate, speak slowly and use comprehensible words and phrases that are easy for the child to understand.
  • Children can learn a foreign language in their own home at any given time, an easy and convenient learning experience for all.
When the kids and I sat down to watch I was so impressed by the quality of the video....the one we reviewed was Early Lingo Opposites at the Beach (French addition).  All three of my children were taken by the real scenery coupled with the animated characters.  I was a little dubious about the total immersion method but my kids did not seem put off by it at all.  The real life imagery paired with the French word was all the guidance they needed.  The narrator spoke slowly and clearly making it easy for the kids to understand and to repeat if they wished.  Here is taste of the video we are all learning so much from...


  What a great tool for introducing children to a foreign language!  The kids really enjoy the mix of animation and real life pictures and I think it helps them to associate the French word with the meaning.  This gets a big thumbs up from our entire family! It is also the winner of the highly coveted PTPA award so I am definitely not alone in my impression of this fantastic product!

You can pick up the video we reviewed on Amazon...
Visit the Early Lingo Website for their full line of videos here.  Don't miss the opportunity to expose the children in your life to the wonderful world of language.  It opens so many doors them and it makes out world just a little smaller (in a good way!).

Great news, readers!  Thanks to Early Lingo, one RBM reader will receive an Early Lingo DVD of their choosing!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...


26 comments:

Ashley said...

Spanish!

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Pam L. said...

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French or Spanish

deanna said...

chinese
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xoxoxo

deanna said...

found giveaway through google search for ecomom giveaway
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ape2016 said...

I would like them to learn Spanish
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ape2016 said...

found it while I was on your site
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Hifam said...

I would love my kids to learn Spanish.
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Hifam said...

I found this in my google reader.

Anonymous said...

From the Early Lingo Series I think Spanish would be the most useful in todays world. I would love for them to learn German as well.

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Anonymous said...

I was able to find this giveaway because I am a email and google subscriber.

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I want them to learn german

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I found the giveaway on google

Davney said...

I would like my kids to learn Spanish.

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Pam L. said...

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I read your blog a couple times of weeks, so that is how I found this giveaway

✿Heather S✿ said...

My son is interested in learning French!
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Dealsfan32 said...

Spanish

Sabrina said...

Spanish

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Sabrina said...

Found on tightwadinutah.com

daivabaum said...

german and spanish
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Gina said...

Spanish

Gina said...

Found while browsing site

Stacy said...

We'd love to learn Spanish.

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Stacy said...

Saw your blog listed on The Tightwad in Utah site.

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Diana said...

Spanish
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Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

Spanish!
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Praises from a Wife and Mommy! said...

Hmong or Spanish