Newest Title in Award-Winning Series –
Spanish for Beginners: Adentro y Afuera (Inside and Out)
Available on DVD Sept 1, 2009 for National Hispanic Heritage Month
Washington DC (May 28, 2009) – Welcome to the wonderful, whimsical world of Whistlefritz and its Spanish for Beginners DVD and CD series, where kids learn Spanish the fun way! Seamlessly blending live action with lively animation and amusing characters, your child will be saying ¡Hola! to Spanish in no time with the newest release, Spanish for Beginners: Adentro y Afuera, available September 1, 2009 just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct 15, 2009).
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 (The Animals) were released.
Learning to understand and speak Spanish – the world’s third most spoken language – opens up a new world of opportunity for children, but it only works if the lessons can hold their attention. That’s where Whistlefritz comes in. The series’ use of engaging stories, funny characters, lively music and interactive fun makes it an invaluable and entertaining teaching tool that stimulates, educates and allows kids to quickly and easily make the language all their own.
Believing that, during the learning process, switching back and forth between English and Spanish makes it harder for a child to master the new language, the Whistlefritz series engages children in “Spanish immersion”: learning Spanish by hearing and speaking it without any English translation. Children are great mimics, so by adapting this teaching method, children are immediately exposed to the repetition needed to master new words and phrases, bringing them along to exciting new “language destinations” in every program and immersing them in the rich Spanish-language environment.
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 (NAPPA), a 2008 iParenting Media Award, The National Parenting Center’s 2008 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 www.whistlefritz.com.