Washington, DC (June 2, 2014) – Experts agree that the earlier a child is introduced to a second language, the greater the chance the child will learn to speak like a native speaker. But who says the learning process can’t be fun? It is now thanks to On Va Jouer (Let’s Play), the newest release in the award-winning French for Kids series, available on DVD July 8, 2014 from Whistlefritz.
Combining live action, animation, interactive skits and music, On Va Jouer, which arrives just in time for Bastille Day July 14, features a delightful cast of characters, including host Marie, Fritzi the mischievous mouse, and a playful group of peers who introduce kids to essential French vocabulary. This fun-filled, interactive video gets kids up and moving through song and dance, teaching them French in the process. The DVD includes French subtitles and comes with an easy-to-use translation guide for parents and teachers.
On va chanter! (Let’s sing!) On va danser! (Let’s dance!) On va jouer! (Let’s play!) With the help of Fritzi, 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.
Whistlefritz also produces Spanish for Kids DVDs and CDs. Whistlefritz products have received numerous awards from national organizations that review the very best in children’s entertainment and educational programs such as Parents’ Choice, Mom’s Choice, Mr. Dad, The Dove Foundation, and KIDS FIRST! Booklist has praised them as “perfect for both school and home settings.”
On Va Jouer is recommended for children ages 1-7 and retails for $19.99. It is the latest release in the French for Kids language immersion DVD and CD series, which also includes Dedans et Dehors (Inside and Out)(DVD), Cha, Cha, Cha – French Learning Songs (CD), and Allons Danser! (Let’s Dance!)(CD). For more information on these and other products, visit www.whistlefritz.com.
Founded in 2006, Whistlefritz was borne out of a mom’s passion to teach her children Spanish. Motivated by research showing that early childhood was the best time to learn a language, Whistlefritz’s founder Heidi Stock set out on a mission to assemble high-quality teaching materials for her children. Not finding what she wanted, she created a line of engaging, playful, live-action Spanish immersion programs for her own children and kids everywhere. Whistlefritz is a trusted name in language learning entertainment, working with schools and parents across the United States and internationally to do one thing: create entertaining and educational programs to inspire children to want to learn a new language.