Earns Dr. Toy and Parents’ Choice Honors
Title in Award-Winning Spanish for Beginners Series Recommended as One of Year’s Best Children’s Products
Washington, DC (October 19, 2010) –Cha, Cha, Cha, the latest CD release in the bestselling Spanish for Beginners series of Spanish immersion DVDs and CDs for children, was honored as one of the year’s best products for children by Dr. Toy and Parents’ Choice Foundation, Whistlefritz founder and CEO Heidi Stock announced.
The Dr. Toy website selected Cha, Cha, Cha as one of the 10 Best Audio/Visuals for 2010, and also included it on its annual list of “100 Best Children’s Products.” Dr. Toy praised this CD of Spanish songs for children performed by award-winning singer and songwriter Jorge Anaya as “a colorful clever collection” and “a great way to expand vocabulary and become bilingual.”
Parents’ Choice awarded Cha, Cha Cha its “Recommended” seal, and praised the Spanish children’s CD as “a load of fun…makes learning Spanish exhilarating and alive.”
Dr. Toy and Parents’ Choice are two of the most recognized and respected advocates of quality children’s media. Stevanne Auerbach, educator and author of 15 books, launched the Dr. Toy website in 1995. Parents’ Choice is the nation’s oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children’s products.
“Whistlefritz is dedicated to working with schools and parents to create entertaining educational programs that inspire children to love Spanish,” Stock said, “I am honored that Cha, Cha, Cha was recognized by Dr. Toy and Parents’ Choice, with whom I share a commitment to excellence in children’s media.”
Cha, Cha, Cha is an irresistible and engaging mix of traditional Spanish folksongs and catchy original songs performed in a variety of lively Latin rhythms and musical styles, including samba, cha cha, and polka. Each song is a fun and festive introduction to Spanish vocabulary that introduces and reinforces such basic concepts as the letters of the alphabet, numbers, parts of the body, articles of clothing, and more.