Review: Little Pim ~ The Foreign Language Program Designed Just For Kids!


When I was asked to review Little Pim the foreign language learning program for kids, I was absolutely thrilled! I am a homeschooling mom and live in Canada, where French is taught as a second language – virtually everyone you meet can speak at least basic French. Additionally, as an adult I have come to realize the importance of bilingualism as we all become global citizens with thanks to technology in it’s many forms.

Little Pim is available in a wide variety of languages including but not limited to French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Arabic. Although I grew up in a semi-trilingual environment, (both Albanian and Italian were spoken around me regularly), it was a no-brainer for me to select French, living in Canada. As a “Romance Language” it is so similar to other languages that really, they would be more likely to pick up others once they mastered it.

Our package arrived!

When my Little Pim package arrive my boys immediately flocked to me to have a look at the contents. Included is Little Pim himself,  a CD case, and a set of three DVD’s – which I was asked to put on the TV by the inquisitive kids peeking over my shoulder.

The concept behind Little Pim is complete immersion – there are no introductions in English, everything was in French. My children were a bit perplexed, but I found them immediately drawn in and enjoying watching the DVD’s. Award-winning filmmaker/creator of Little Pim, Julia Pimsleur Levine is a mom herself, and created the series when she found there was a gap in the market for a “top-quality, language-learning video series for the very young”.

Research proves that children under the age of five are at a prime age for learning languages, and Little Pim makes this much easier than I thought it could be! My children are obsessed with the videos and count Pim as a favourite character like many other loved characters. They surprise me with their knowledge from listening and interacting and I can’t wait to add another language to their list as they continue to learn French. What a great product – and equally great gift.

WIN IT: Little Pim is offering our readers the chance to win one of their Complete Gift Sets in your choice of language (11 choices available)

TO ENTER: Is your child bilingual? Have you ever considered teaching your child another language? Let us know in a comment below!

For extra entries (not mandatory), you can pick any of the following options below.  Each one will count as 1 additional entry!

  • “Tweet” this contest by clicking on the retweet button above.
  • Become a fan of Child Mode on Facebook.
  • Become a fan of Little Pim on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Follow Little Pim on Twitter
Please make sure you leave an additional comment/comments if you do any of the above, in order for the entries to count. Contest ends Wednesday January 17, 2012.

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Heidi Oran

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29 Responses to "Review: Little Pim ~ The Foreign Language Program Designed Just For Kids!"

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  1. Marta

    January 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Hi! This product looks fantastic and I would love to have the English and French versions. My son speaks two languages and is learning a bit of English. He loves to learn it because some of his friends speak in English too. In case the giveaway is international, please, count me in. Best regards from a reader from Barcelona,

  2. Thomas Nord

    January 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    My sons are not bilingual, but I want them to be conscious of their place in the global environment. We live in Seattle, so knowing a variety of languages would be beneficial. We are concentrating on exposing our children to many of them as opposed to focusing on a single language. Spanish is quickly becoming a language all Americans should know and we have put a slightly heavier focus on it, but personally Russian has always been my favorite language so it gets a lot of attention as well.

  3. Margaret

    January 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Hi! I’m a fan on FB!

  4. Margaret

    January 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I’m also a fan of Little Pim on FB!

  5. Margaret

    January 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    My 2 yr old is not bilingual.. yet! We have some little pim dvds and have started Mandarin at Language Stars once a week. Really love it!

  6. Caitlin

    January 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    My husband speaks to my 2.5-yr-old in Spanish, but he has yet to pick up any. He did learn a lot of ASL from Signing Time! videos though, so does that count as bilingual?? I have gotten Little Pim from the library before, and love how calm they and how they are based on real-life rather than some cartoons. Best language-learning DVDs I’ve found! Would love to have a set of my own!

  7. Caitlin

    January 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Retweeted contest!

  8. Caitlin

    January 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Following ChildMode on Twitter.

  9. Caitlin

    January 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Facebook fan of ChildMode.

  10. Caitlin

    January 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Following Little Pim on Twitter.

  11. Zoe Lee

    January 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    My daughter is only 17 months but seems to have a good grasp on language, so I will be learning Spanish with her and teaching her Italian and French. This would make life so much easier and fabulous for teaching her one of these..thanks for the chance to win,Z

  12. Zoe Lee

    January 11, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Fan on facebook


  13. Zoe Lee

    January 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Follow you on twitter

  14. Zoe Lee

    January 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

    follow little pim on twitter

  15. Zoe Lee

    January 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

    follow little pim on facebook..though your link does not work.

  16. Gale

    January 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    My children aren’t bilingual, but I’m trying to teach them Spanish and Sign Language.

  17. Gale

    January 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    And I follow little pim on twitter. (scribbleprints)

  18. Nedene

    January 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I would love my children to be bilingual. We are working on French but it has been years since i’ve taken any French and my pronunciation is way off.

  19. Terumi

    January 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    My guys are learning Japanese and we go to a mom and tot class together. I would love for them to learn Spanish too.

  20. Terumi

    January 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I follow Little Pim on Twitter too:)

  21. Terumi

    January 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I also follow Child Mode on Twitter

  22. Shannon Baas

    January 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    They aren’t but would like them to learn either Spanish or French.

  23. Debbie Terry

    January 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I try my best to speak Spanish to my granddaughter. She is two and she understands Spanish but usually responds in English. Her parents do not speak much Spanish and mine is not that good. She watches PocoYo and other cartoons in Spanish but I wish she had more. Little Pim looks like a wonderful product.

  24. Debbie Terry

    January 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm
  25. Debbie Terry

    January 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I am a fan on Facebook

  26. Debbie Terry

    January 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I follow Little Pim on Twitter Debbie858

  27. Christine Yvonne Groce

    January 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I know a little Spanish; but have 4 grandchildren who I think would benefit from this. I think the more languages you know; the better.

  28. dawn

    January 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    My children aren’t bilingual, but I’m trying to teach them Spanish

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