We were so excited when Shaun McBride, aka Shonduras, a Snapchat celebrity and popular YouTube daily vlogger who was recently listed in Forbes Top 30 under 30 and his wife, Jenny McBride accepted our request to send Baby Adley (his adorable daughter) Little Pim language learning products in Spanish. Since Shaun spent some time in Honduras, hence his nickname of ‘Shonduras,’ and learned the Spanish language through immersion, we felt that he would want to the same for his child, and we were right on! Baby Adley already knows a few words in Spanish and is excited to learn more with the help of Little Pim.
Check out Baby Adley opening her custom Little Pim package in Shonduras’ daily vlog below:
The contents of her custom care package included:
Little Pim Spanish (Vol 1 and 2) on an Amazon Kindle Fire Kids Edition
Little Pim Trilingual Board Books
Little Pim Spanish Words and Phrases Flash Cards
Custom-printed Little Pim Coloring Book with Crayons
“Say Hello” Poster
Little Pim Plush Panda Bear
Order Your Spanish for Kids Complete Set to Start Learning Today!
Yes, it’s true, we’re as obsessed with Pinterest as you are. We’re so into Pinterest these days, in fact, that we’ve decided to hold our very own Pin It to Win It contest! This only runs through October 16, so enter now for your chance to win a Discovery Set in the language of your choice.
*Winner will be notified via a Pinterest comment on Saturday, October 26.
It’s Grand Opening weekend at the Babies R Us Learning Center, and Little Pim will be there with bells on!
Swing by the Union Square Babies R Us sometime tomorrow, Saturday, September 7, between noon and 3:00pm to visit the Little Pim table and discover some other amazing educational toys for your little ones.
Don’t forget to say hi – you could win a French Deluxe Gift Set!
We know you want your kids to learn different languages and cultures. What better way than through music? Putumayo Kids introduces children to other cultures through fun music from all over the world.
Putumayo shares our passion for creating global citizens.
The Putumayo Kids music team chooses songs with child-friendly lyrics and rhythms by both renowned and undiscovered international artists. The collections of songs are tested in schools and with families. An international music selection contributes to the education of future global citizens while holding true to Putumayo’s mission of sharing music that is “guaranteed to make you feel good”. -putymayo.com
Watch a preview below!
For a chance to win a full collection of their kids’ CDs, just leave a comment telling us what your favorite genre of music is! You can also enter by leaving a comment on our Facebook page. Look for the “Putumayo Kids” thread.
And the winner is…
Rachel Cox Cassidy! “I’ve been previewing Putumayo’s cd’s on their website, and really enjoy the Reggae Playground. Makes me wanna dance! ;)”
Rachel, please email email@example.com to claim your prize. Thanks for the entries, everyone! Look out for more fun contests in the VERY near future. 🙂
We’re happy that so many of you enjoyed our latest contest with Hanna Andersson! Did you know that Hanna Andersson is a company built from Swedish roots? The original Hanna Andersson was a baby-loving grandmother in Skåne, Sweden near the Baltic Sea who passed on her fondness of quality goods to her granddaughter, the founder of the company so many of you adore.
The love that Julia Pimsleur Levine, the mom behind Little Pim, has for sharing languages with young children was passed down to her by her father, Dr. Paul Pimsleur. Dr. Pimsleur (of the Pimsleur language program for adults) was a French scholar and pioneer in the field of foreign language learning. Now Little Pim’s animated DVDs are sharing French, Spanish, German, Russian, and six other languages with young children around the world (our success stories are amazing), including celebrity moms like Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba!
No wonder we have so much fun together; two companies based on a global tradition committed to children.
Ready for the winner? The winner of the $100 Hanna Anderrson gift certificate is…Ellen Kucera! Ellen please email adam@LittlePim.com. Thank you for all of your entries!
This contest has put us in the giveaway mood! We’re giving away a Little Pim Gift Set: this set includes three DVDs and a Little Pim Plush Panda ($59.95 value). Simply comment to enter.
Did You Know?
Young children who learn a language before the age of five tend to have superior reading, writing, analytical and social skills, as well as more extensive vocabularies.
You do not need to be bilingual to help your child learn a second language.
The most current scientific research has proven that babies, toddlers and preschoolers are uniquely equipped to learn one or more languages with ease.
To enter to win a Little Pim Gift Set in the language of your choice, just leave a comment below stating what language you’d like your child to learn. A winner will be notified via email.
Whether you are teaching your children Spanish or just looking to expand their awareness of other cultures and traditions, Cinco de Mayo offers a great chance to have some fun with your kids and learn about Mexican culture, music and food.
Cities with large Mexican populations like Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston host annual Cinco de Mayo festivities that draw hundreds of thousands of people every year. Whether or not you live in an area with a large Mexican community, there are many things you can do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this May 5th:
1) Even the youngest Spanish students can say “Cinco De Mayo”, already a big confidence boost for young language learners! You can lead your kids in a fun chant: ”¡Viva México! Viva el 5 de mayo!”, and even if your kids are not studying Spanish, it’s the second most widely spoken language in the US. Many of those Spanish-speakers are from Mexico, and while Cinco de Mayo does not hold as much significance in Mexico as it does in the abroad, it’s observed in the US as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
2) Mexican food is one of the world’s great cuisines. In fact, in 2003 UNESCO officially declared Mexican food as a piece of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity! Although Mexican food can be incredibly complex (some sauces take literally days to make) a lot of Mexican food is simple and fun. Try making guacamole and chips with your kids, or cookies with red, green and white sprinkles (à la Mexican flag). You can also follow this simple guide to create your own maracas, then play Little Pim Spanish Bop while you are cooking and have a Cinco de Mayo dance party!
3) Your kids can understand a good story about the underdog. Tell your kids a simplified version of the history behind Cinco de Mayo, which is really about how a small group of clever, determined people (the Mexicans), overcame a much more powerful, bigger army (who were French). Since kids always can relate to the little guy, they will appreciate this story (leaving out the details about all the gory battles and beheadings, of course).
Most of all, make it fun! ¡Diviértanse! (have fun). Enjoy the fiesta!
Cinco de Mayo Giveaway: Post photos of how you celebrated the holiday to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mylittlepim) for a chance to win a free digital download of any three Little Pim DVDs (worth $41.95). Alternate entry method: email info@LittlePim.com
Creating Little Pim episodes is always an adventure. From writing scripts, building sets to castings, there is never a dull moment!
You may have noticed the exceptionally high quality props from Plan Toys® that are a regulars in our episodes. Plan Toys® is a green toy company that specializes in sparking children’s intellect and imagination.
To make your holiday season just a little bit brighter, we’ve teamed with Plan Toys® to create a special contest. Between now and December 7th, view the video below and tell us the Spanish name for the two rooms taught below. Hint: The rooms are in the Plan Toys® dollhouse.
One person who answers will win a Little Pim DVD of their choice and a Little Pim Plush Panda! If the winner is also a fan of Little Pim and Plan Toys® on Facebook, he or she will also take home pack of Word & Phrase cards in either Spanish or French.
Volume II featuring Bob the Bobcat and Lola the Elephant has been a huge hit with our fans! Our recent appearance on the Today Show introduced the new characters to even more little language learners and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
Have you seen DVDs 4, 5, or 6? They are available in Spanish, French, and Chinese.
Contest: Win one DVD from Volume II in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Just leave a comment with which DVD you’d like to win and in what language!
Translate one of the French vocabulary words below into English. Leave the word as a comment.
One winner will be chosen randomly. If the winner (that could be you!) is also a Little Pim newsletter subscriber, he or she will be sent a bonus prize! Subscribe to the newsletter by going to LittlePim.com and looking for the blue box on the right.