Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family 2010
One of the Most Honored Childrens’ DVDs of the Year
Washington DC (December 11, 2009) – Whistlefritz, which produces the popular Spanish for Beginners series of language immersion DVDs, announced today that its latest DVD release Adentro y Afuera (Inside & Out) has been awarded a Learning® Magazine’s 2010 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Family. Hosted by Learning Magazine, the Teachers’ Choice Awards honor products of exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom and at home. A panel of teacher evaluators use each product in their classrooms and homes to find the best products for teachers and parents.
This Learning® Magazine’s 2010 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Family makes Adentro y Afuera (Inside & Out) one of the most honored children’s DVDs of the year. In addition to the Teachers’ Choice Award, Adentro y Afuera has also won the following awards:
- Parents’ Choice Silver Award
- 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
- Endorsed by KIDS FIRST!
- Dove Foundation “Seal of Approval”
- Grandkids Gift Guide Super Product Award
Available nationwide on DVD, Spanish for Beginners: Adentro y Afuera (Inside & Out) seamlessly blends live action with colorful animation and engaging characters, including the vibrant teacher Maria who guides the children as they navigate the lively world of Whistlefritz. Niños and niñas will be saying ¡Hola! to Spanish in no time as the series’ use of stories, music, play, and dance make it an invaluable and entertaining teaching tool. Through the use of proven immersion methods — where kids learn Spanish by hearing and speaking it without any English translation — Spanish for Beginners stimulates, educates and allows 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 series are Spanish for Beginners: Vamos a Jugar, which received 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 received a Parents’ Choice Approved Award, The National Parenting Center’s 2007 Seal of Approval, 2007 Honors Award by the National Parenting Publications Awards, 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. To order products visit www.whistlefritz.com.
Founded in 2006, Whistlefritz is the producer of the award-winning Spanish for Beginners series of Spanish DVDs and CDs for children. The company was born out of a mother’s passion to teach her children Spanish. Dissatisfied with existing materials in the marketplace, Heidi Stock created Whistlefritz to produce programs and recordings that conveyed immersion teaching methods through live-action, animation, and song. Whistlefritz’s Spanish CDs and DVDs for children have featured in Booklist and School Library Journal, and have been honored by Parents’ Choice Foundation, KIDS FIRST!, Dove Foundation, Teachers’ Choice, and The National Parenting Center. For more information, visit www.whistlefritz.com.