Las Estaciones (The Seasons) Spanish Immersion DVD Earns Top Family Media Awards

Honors Include NAPPA Gold Award, Mom’s Choice Gold Award, Dr. Toy Best 100 Children’s Products, KIDS FIRST! and Dove Foundation Approved Seal

Washington, DC (November 3, 2011) Las Estaciones (The Seasons), the latest release in Whistlefritz’s award-winning Spanish for Kids DVD series, is a winner of the National Association of Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award. This is the latest honor for this Spanish immersion DVD that has already been ranked one of the year’s best children’s DVDs by the most prestigious family media organizations.

The NAPPA Gold Award is the organization’s highest honor, which for 20 years has been bestowed on the best children’s products. Las Estaciones has also received the Dr. Toy Best 100 Children’s Products award and the Mom’s Choice Gold Award, which is presented to family-friendly media, products and services based on production quality, design, education value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

Other recent honors include the Dove Foundation’s Approved seal, which is awarded to entertainment products “that portray and encourage positive values.” The organization praised Las Estaciones as “charming, bright…and upbeat. Those who desire to learn the language will be drawn into this delightful journey.” It has also earned a KIDS FIRST! All-Star endorsement and Seal of Approval.

Produced by Whistlefritz, Spanish for Kids is an award-winning Spanish immersion DVD series featuring the adorable Fritzi, a lovable, animated mouse who interacts with live-action adults and children to teach Spanish. In Las Estaciones, Fritzi wants to celebrate his birthday, which comes in the fall. With the help of his friend Maria, viewers learn about the many joys associated with all four seasons, from sledding and snowball fights in winter (el invierno) to trick-or-treating in autumn (el otoño). It’s a year-round celebration for young viewers to enjoy with Fritzi and all his Whistlefritz friends!’s “GeekDad” column praised, “Kids will enjoy watching it repeatedly.”

Winner of more than 20 prestigious family media awards, Whistlefritz DVDs and music CDs engage children in “Spanish immersion”: learning by hearing and speaking Spanish without any English translation.

Las Estaciones, recommended for children ages 2-7, is available for $19.99. Other titles in the Spanish for Kids series include Cha Cha Cha, Adentro y Afuera (Inside and Out), A Bailar! (Let’s Dance!), Vamos a Jugar (Let’s Play) and Los Animales (The Animals). For more information on these titles or to order, visit