PRODUCT REVIEWS: Fritzi’s Birthday – L’anniversaire de Fritzi
“The arrival of this wonderful French language-learning video is cause for celebration on several fronts. Marie and the Whistlefritz gang are at it again – speaking French, laughing, and, this time out, planning a birthday party for everybody’s favorite animated mouse, Fritzi! This interactive French immersion program works so well, in part, because kids become so quickly and strongly engaged by its content. Children enjoy viewing it as much the twentieth time through as they did the first. Colorful visuals and nonstop playfulness pull young viewers deeply into the Whistlefritz world, where entertaining animated segments and exciting live-action footage teach French words and phrases for toys, colors, parts of the room, household objects, and everyday activities. Parents and teachers find the translation guide that accompanies the video to be a boon at home and in the classroom, and onscreen options for displaying French and English subtitles offer a customizable learning experience. Available in DVD or digital download.”
–Tillywig Toy and Media Awards
“Introducing children to a different language early on is a wonderful way to expand their view of the world,” says NAPPA Director Elena Epstein. “Your kids will have lots of fun watching this lively DVD as they learn French.”
Ssshhh! Marie and friends are planning a birthday party for Fritzi while he sleeps. Everyone is invited to join the fun of learning French while helping Marie prepare a perfect party! Children will learn as Marie, children friends and animated character Rito the Fox welcome them to plan Fritzi’s 5th birthday party. In this vivacious French immersion show, children will see fun pictures and French words colorfully displayed as they learn about toys, clothes, birthday cake and much more. Simultaneously, they’ll laugh with Marie as they get to surprise Fritzi with the best party ever! “L’anniversaire de Fritzi” is a wonderful, joyous and very effective way for children to learn French and earns the Dove Award for All Ages.
– Dove Foundation