Author Archives: Joanna Seich

Whistlefritz, Acclaimed Language Immersion Videos and Music for Toddlers and Preschoolers Honored with 2019 National Parenting Product (NAPPA) Awards

Glen Echo, Maryland, September 24, 2019 – Whistlefritz, the acclaimed producer of Spanish and French language-learning programs for toddlers and preschoolers, has received top honors from the prestigious National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA). Named 2019 NAPPA Award Winners are the boxed set of videos and music Spanish For Kids: LA GRAN COLECCIÓN and the CD […]

Bilinguals with Alzheimer’s Disease

Bilinguals with Alzheimer’s disease can function better for 4-5 years longer than monolinguals. — Dr. Ellen Bialystok. This video is an excerpt of a longer discussion by Drs. Jaumont and Bialystok of a wide range of topics relating to bilingualism’s impact on the brain. The full interview can be found at https://livestream.com/frenchembassy/events/8184559.

Bilinguals with Benefits: Advantages of Early Language Learning

A lot has been written about the benefits of being bilingual. So many claims have been made about the benefits of bilingualism that you might think being bilingual makes you better at everything! (It doesn’t.) That said, research shows that being bilingual improves certain brain functions and social skills, and that these benefits extend beyond just speaking another language.

Maintaining Heritage Languages

“You should not give up the languages that define who you are.” Dr. Fabrice Jaumont, bilingual education advocate and author of The Bilingual Revolution, interviews pioneering bilingual researcher and neuroscientist, Dr. Ellen Bialystok, about the importance of maintaining heritage languages. This video is an excerpt of a longer discussion by Drs. Jaumont and Bialystok of […]

Award-Winning Language Immersion Videos and Music for Toddlers and Preschoolers Make Learning a Second Language Nonstop Fun with New Boxed Set, Spanish For Kids: LA GRAN COLECCIÓN

Kids Dance, Sing, and Play While Learning Spanish The Whistlefritz Way!  Glen Echo, Maryland, August 13, 2019 – Dance, sing, play and join in the nonstop fun as Whistlefritz, the award-winning producer of Spanish and French language-learning programs for toddlers and preschoolers, releases a new boxed set of videos and music Spanish For Kids: LA […]

“LA ARAÑA PEQUEÑITA”

Arranged by award-winning composer and musician, Didier Prossaird, this jazzy version of the traditional song — “LA ARAÑA PEQUEÑITA” — is a creative take on a familiar tune. Kids will immediately recognize the melody of “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider.” The song, performed by Ileana Pérez, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL — Spanish Learning Songs. Song […]

“LA RANITA JUANITA”

This fun, whimsical song performed by Ileana Pérez features a festive dancing frog named Juanita.  Children happily imitate the movements of Juanita, learning parts of the body and action words along the way. The song is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL — Spanish Learning Songs. Song “LA RANITA JUANITA” from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. LA […]

“CÓMO ESTÁS?”

How are you? Great! Let’s play! Okay. Not well. Sleepy. Better. This playful Spanish children’s song — “CÓMO ESTÁS?” — teaches children different emotions and responses to the question “How are you?” in Spanish. Children can act out the different responses along with the song, then role-play their own responses afterwards. This light-hearteded song, performed […]

“EL OTOÑO”

The leaves are changing. It’s time to go back to school. It’s autumn! What a beautiful season! This catchy Spanish children’s song –“EL OTOÑO” — teaches Spanish vocabulary associated with autumn. A great sing-a-long for all ages. The song, performed by Ileana Pérez, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL — Spanish Learning Songs. Song “EL […]

“LOS PECECITOS”

This simple song about fish swimming in the sea — “LOS PECECITOS” — can be appreciated by even the youngest children. The song, performed by Ileana Pérez, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL — Spanish Learning Songs. Song “LOS PECECITOS” from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. LOS PECECITOS (The Little Fish) ©2019 Whistlefritz LLC. Arreglo original […]