Tuesday, June 24, 2014

French for Kids: On Va Jouer (Let's Play)(DVD) Review

Product Description

On va chanter! (Let's sing!) On va danser! (Let's dance!) On va jouer! (Let's play!) This interactive French immersion program is non-stop language-learning fun from Whistlefritz, the producers of the award-winningFrench for Kids and Spanish for Kids series. With the help of Fritzi the mouse and a playful group of peers, Marie introduces vocabulary related to different parts of the body. And what better way to get those body parts moving than with delightful sing-along, dance-along songs, including "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and familiar French folksongs with exciting new twists. From le chapeau (the hat) to la chaussure (the shoe), kids will love trying on their new French vocabulary for clothes in playful, interactive skits. On Va Jouer entertainingly combines colorful illustrated backgrounds, live- action, and 2-D and 3-D animation. Friendly characters and abundant humor make learning a new language as much fun as play time. Vous êtes prêts? (Are you ready?) On va jouer! This DVD includes an easy-to-use translation guide for parents and teachers who are first time learners of French, as well as French subtitles. Designed for children ages 1-7On Va Jouer is fun for all ages!

My Thoughts

As soon as this came in the mail, my 2 year old son was very excited! I told him this was for him and he loves getting mail. This is a French learning DVD by Whistlefritz and it is entirely in French. You do have the option to put on the French subtitles, which I needed to do in order to follow along. It is a very cute and fun DVD with 5 songs in between the talking. The host, Marie is great... She's very expressive and engages the kids very well. I love the idea of this DVD because I want to expose my children to different languages as much as possible and the younger you start, the better.

Overall, for a 2 year old I found this a little difficult because he does not know how to read yet and it was difficult to try and read the subtitles and keep up with learning a new language. But, on the other hand, when they would point to their ears or nose and say it in French, he would say it in English, so he did understand and that is a great starting point. That is how children start to learn any language. I believe repetitive helps when learning any new language, so starting off at an early age with learning any new language is very helpful. After a few more times watching this DVD, he even started to repeat some of the words..Yay! I could tell my son very much liked the DVD and was very engaged through the entire program. This is a great learning tool because it engages children on their level and encourages them to learn.

If you would like to try it out for yourself, you can purchase the French for Kids: On Va Jouer (Let's Play) right now from Amazon

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are my own and based on my personal experience with the product. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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