French Videos for Kids
Children love a birthday party, especially when it’s their own. But when is Fritzi’s birthday? Join the fun-loving Fritzi the mouse and his friend Marie for LES SAISONS (The Seasons), a festive sing-along, dance-along introduction to French language-learning. From l’hiver (winter) to l’automne (autumn), it’s a year-round celebration as children learn words and phrases associated with all four seasons. This lively interactive French immersion program engages children with colorful backgrounds, animated characters, catchy original songs, and live-action footage of familiar year-round activities, including sledding and snowball throwing, splashing in puddles, swimming, playing in leaves, and trick-or-treating. Upbeat live-action speakers introduce and reinforce basic French words and phrases through call-and-response and repetition.
An easy-to-use Translation Guide can be downloaded from our website by parents and teachers. Designed for ages 2-7, Les Saisons is fun for all ages! Make a playdate with Fritzi and friends for this delightful addition to Whistlefritz’s award-winning French for Kids series.
Length: 30 minutes
“It’s not often that we get reviews from testers that call a product “flawless” and “the gold standard” but this new release from multi-Seal-winning Whistlefritz garnered both reactions. We all know that kids love screen time, so getting them interested in watching a video is easy enough. But, getting them to watch half an hour in another language? That’s another story. Les Saisons is hosted/taught by Marie, a warm, engaging and energetic host. Children were instantly drawn to her smiling enthusiasm. Together with her animated friend, a mouse named Fritzi, lesson time becomes fun time. There is live action mixed with colorful animation. Marie teaches about the four seasons directly into camera, then draws the viewer’s attention to an illustrated window with animation about the seasons. The tone is playful with just the right amount of silly. There are a diverse group of children in the video, ranging in age and race, who also speak into the camera. They repeat the French words being taught and laugh at things that are funny. Laughing is a major component in immersion since it’s a connecting experience. And the songs! There are extremely catchy, original tunes about the seasons that accompany videos of children playing in winter, spring, summer and fall.”
The National Parenting Center, Spring Report 2017
Listen to a review of the video by Benjamin of KIDS FIRST!
“Young children will love French for Kids: LES SAISONS . . . 5 out of 5 stars.”
“As a French teacher and a parent with dreams of bilingual children, I consider Whistlefritz’s Les saisons DVD to be an excellent tool for introducing young children to French.”
Maman Loup’s Den
“Highly recommended for youth language-learning…”
Midwest Book Review
“This sing-along, dance-along funfest keeps viewers smiling and laughing the time away…”
Tillywig Toy & Media Awards
“The Whistlefritz DVD has simple, bright animation, plenty of children’s faces and a host with an engaging and enthusiastic voice that speaks right to Little Miss. When Marie is waving “Bonjour,” Little Miss waves back and grins!”
Maman Loup’s Den
“an enriching and fun experience”
“This latest DVD has captured her imagination immediately.”
My Itzy, myitzy.com