Whistlefritz Introduces Spanish for Kids: The Educator’s Collection
Multi-Media Set Includes Lessons Plans, DVDs, CDs and Matching Cards
Washington, DC (June 3, 2013) –Whistlefritz, the award-winning producer of Spanish language educational media for children announced the release of Spanish for Kids: The Educator’s Collection, a multi-media Spanish language curriculum for pre-K and early elementary students. This Educator’s Collection, developed by creative and experienced educators, includes Lesson Plans, DVDs, CDs and Matching Cards and is now available for the suggested retail price of $175.00 from Whistlefritz (http://www.whistlefritz.com).
Whistlefritz Spanish immersion resources have been praised by educators for their engaging presentation of educational content that’s “perfect for both school and home settings.” (Booklist). Spanishplayground.com says “[it’s a] …valuable addition to the growing collection of resources for teaching Spanish to children.”
“We have been gratified by educators’ recognition and endorsement of our programs,” said Whistlefritz Founder and CEO Heidi Stock. “We are proud to support teachers by making available The Educator’s Collection, a multi-media treasure trove of hands-on, language-learning activities and materials that teachers can use to enrich their Spanish classroom.”
The Educator’s Collection includes:
- Spanish Lesson Plans for Kids: A progressive curriculum of 40 reproducible lessons that engage children in a diverse array of interactive, age-appropriate activities, authored by educators Theresa Daleo-Stock, Silvia Goncalves Holman and Krista Hope Lambert with a Foreward by Professors Sarah Hudelson and Karen Smith of Arizona State Univeristy.
- Spanish for Kids DVD series: The wonderful, whimsical world of Fritzi, the charming mouse who helps children learn Spanish the fun way seamlessly blends live action with lively animation and amusing characters. This complete collection of award-winning live-action and animated Spanish immersion DVDs includes: “Animals (Los Animales),” “Fritzi’s Party (La Fiesta de Fritzi),” “Inside and Out (Adentro y Afuera),” “Let’s Play (Vamos a Jugar),” and “The Seasons (Las Estaciones).”
- Spanish for Kids CD series: Award-winning Spanish immersion CDs that feature traditional and original songs keep the language fun going with an irresistible mix of Latin rhythms that get children on their feet.. Titles include: “Cha, Cha, Cha – Spanish Learning Songs” and “Let’s Dance (¡A Bailar!).”
- Spanish Immersion Match Cards: Learning Spanish is in the cards with this fun anytime and anywhere memory matching card game. Fifty delightfully-illustrated Spanish action cards give this classic memory game a playful new accent. It’s language-learning fun that can’t be matched!
Spanish for Kids DVDs and CDs have garnered awards and recognition from Learning Magazine’s Teachers’ ChoiceSM, iParentingmedia.com, The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Center, Dr. Toy, KIDS FIRST!, The National Parenting Publications Association (NAPPA), Creative Child Magazine and The Dove Foundation.
For more information and to order Whistlefritz products, please visit http://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.
About the Authors
Theresa Daleo-Stock is National Board Certified in World Languages Other than English/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in French studies and is certified to teach French (grades 1-12) and English (grades 7-12). She has over fifteen years’ experience teaching students at every level of instruction from elementary school to university. She currently teaches Honors and AP French at the high school level in New York.
Silvia Goncalves Holman holds degrees in Early Childhood Education and English, as well a certificate in bilingual special education. She is certified to teach Early Childhood, Elementary, Spanish K-12, and English as a Second Language. She has over 12 years’ experience teaching pre-school and elementary school in Peru and the United States. She currently teaches kindergarten in a Spanish immersion school in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Krista Hope Lambert has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and a Masters degree in Education. She has over 19 years’ experience teaching pre-school, kindergarten, and sixth grade. She is certified to teach nursery through sixth grade. She is actively involved in Curriculum Writing for math, English, and social studies in her school district. She currently teaches kindergarten on Long Island in New York.