New DVD from Whistlefritz Receives National Awards

Washington DC (August 18, 2009) – The newest title in the wonderful, whimsical Spanish for Beginners series of DVDs — Adentro y Afuera (Inside & Out) just received awards from national organizations that honor the very best in children’s entertainment and educational products, it was announced today by Heidi Stock, producer and creator of the series.

Adentro y Afuera (Inside & Out) received these awards:

  • iParenting Media “Outstanding Products for 2009”
  • The National Parenting Center 2009 Seal of Approval.
  • Dr. Toy’s Best Play and Learn Vacation Products
  • The Dove Foundation’s Family-Approved Seal

Available nationwide September 1, 2009, just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct 15), Spanish for Beginners: Adentro y Afuera (Inside & Out) seamlessly blends live action with lively animation and amusing characters. Niños and niñas will be saying ¡Hola! to Spanish in no time as the series’ use of engaging stories, funny characters, lively music and interactive fun makes it an invaluable and entertaining teaching tool. Through the immersion method — learning Spanish by hearing and speaking it without any English translation — Spanish for Beginners programs stimulate, educate and allow kids to quickly and easily make the language all their own.

Founded in 2006, Whistlefritz was started by a mom who wanted to teach her own children Spanish. Frustrated by the lack of high-quality Spanish immersion programs, she decided to create her own Spanish DVDs and CDs for children … and so Whistlefritz was born and two award-winning titles, Vamos a Jugar (Let’s Play) and Los Animales were released.

In Spanish for Beginners: Adentro y Afuera – or Inside and Out – join teacher Maria and her friend Fritzi the mouse as they help us learn the names of the different rooms of a house and the many objects found throughout, then go outside to see what you find on a playground. While the program is designed for children ages 2-7, the DVD includes a translation guide which lists all words in order of appearance, providing an easy reference for parents who themselves may be learning Spanish for the first time, making Whistlefritz perfect for the whole family!

Also available in the Whistlefritz DVD series are Spanish for Beginners: Vamos a Jugar, which received numerous honors including a 2007 iParenting Media Award, Parents’ Choice Approved Award, The National Parenting Center’s 2007 Seal of Approval, and Creative Child Magazine’s 2007 Preferred Choice Award. Spanish for Beginners: Los Animales also received a Parents’ Choice Approved Award, The National Parenting Center’s 2007 Seal of Approval, a 2007 Honors Award by the National Parenting Publications Awards, a KIDS FIRST! endorsement, and Creative Child Magazine’s 2007 Seal of Excellence.

The music CD ¡A Bailar! received the National Parenting Publications Award, a 2008 iParenting Media Award, The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval, a Parents’ Choice Approved Award and is endorsed by KIDS FIRST!

Whistlefritz’s DVDs and ¡A Bailar! CD are recommended for ages 2-6. DVDs retail for $19.99 each and the CD is $14.99. For more information on Whistlefritz or to order products visit