Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teach Your Kids a Foreign Language With Early Lingo! Review & Giveaway {11/1}

I can't tell you how excited I am to bring you this giveaway! I absolutely LOVE this series for my kids! I actually owned a few of these DVDs before I contacted Early Lingo about working with them in my Ni Hao Kids series. They're great!


Early Lingo was designed by Caryn Antonini, a graduate of Georgetown University School of Language and Linguistics. As a new mom, she wanted something to use to help her child reap all the benefits of learning a foreign language, but soon found there was nothing effective on the market. So of course she made her own!

Early Lingo is fun, simple, and captivating. My kids love the two characters, Jo Jo and Lu Lu, as well as the live action shots mixed with cartoons. The series uses native speakers who clearly pronounce the words and repeat them several times. Early Lingo uses a total immersion method, so there is no translation. The images on the screen are very effective at conveying meaning. 


My kids love watching Jo Jo and Lu Lu. Miss M will repeat almost every word said during the video, especially when I repeat them with her. There are several words that I know for certain she picked up from these DVDs! 

Totally enthralled!


The Early Lingo series has won several awards including Parent Tested Parent Approved.


Early Lingo offers programs in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Mandarin Chinese. Parts 1-6 are now available, and we can look forward for parts 7-12 soon! 

Here is a clip from Colors and Shapes at the Park! Check out their YouTube channel for tons of clips of other DVDs in all of the languages offered!



Win It!: One lucky reader will win the Mandarin Chinese version of Colors and Shapes at the Park! A $20 value!! 


Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Giveaway ends November 1st at midnight EST. US only. Must be 18+ to enter. Good luck! 


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33 comments:

  1. My 7 y/o has spanish class in school, but really wanted to learn Chinese thanks to Ni Hao, Kai Lan

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  2. We speak a very small amount of Luganda to our son.

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  3. We don't *speak* a foreign language, but we have all the Signing Time videos. My girls love to sign!

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    1. My kids love signing time! In case you haven't seen them, I also love Smart Hands for the random things my daughter wants to know how to sign and I either forgot or it wasn't covered in Signing Time. I actually just double checked this for how to sign sister and brother!
      http://www.youtube.com/user/SmartHandsCA

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  4. I learned that children's brains can create separate and unique neural pathways for each language!

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  5. I learned Spanish in high school. I'm still okay at it, but definitely not fluent.

    I'd love to teach my little girl sign, though. :)

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  6. I love this. I just made a comment on another blog about teaching babies sign language. I think it's so neat to teach anything like this while they are young and teachable. If I had the patience I'd do it in a heart beat.

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  7. We live in a very cultural rural area and our kids will be learning Spanish at a very young age. Anything to help make that easier is a plus in my book. Thanks for the review.

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  8. My children currently are learning sign language as a second language but we wish to add more!

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  9. no we only speak english but my husband travles to china ofter for work and my son loves kilan

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  10. I learned that "With Early Lingo’s use of the Total Immersion Method, the child is immersed immediately into the target language with no use of translation – proven to be the most effective and natural method of learning a new language." That's awesome. I hope my kiddo can be polylingual! :)

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  11. I speak English and Spanish. The Spanish has been faultering a little since I haven't traveled far and wide for 4 years! But, it's still there, just rusty. I would like to teach my kiddo - just in a more effective way than Dora & Diego!

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  12. This looks like a cool video. They learn so much faster when they are young, so these would work great to get them started.

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  13. We speak Hebrew. My kids go to a bilingual Hebrew/English schoools.

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    1. Wow that's so cool! When we move back to the mainland I'm going to look for immersion schools for my kids too!

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  14. I think the tweet for this giveaway is funny!

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    1. haha thanks Kim! I wanted something that would grab peoples attention :P

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  15. It is so important to be able to speak more than English. Great way to make learning fun!

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  16. they also offer awesome recipes

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  17. We do not speak any other languages :(

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  18. They offer 6 different languages!

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  19. I would love for my kids to learn a second language - knowledge is power, right? I'd probably teach spanish since that is what I know, but I'm open to anything they want to learn. This is a really cool idea!

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  20. We are learning french and spanish.

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  21. I learned that "With Early Lingo’s use of the Total Immersion Method, the child is immersed immediately into the target language with no use of translation – proven to be the most effective and natural method of learning a new language." I had no idea!

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  22. We do not speak a foreign language only English. I would love .all 3 of my young children to learn Spanish

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  23. Spanish! Four semesters in college :)

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  24. we learned that children learn faster!

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  25. I learned that the younger you start learning a foreign language you can learn it without having an accent.

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