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Kids Love Spanish: Volumes 1-7 DVD Box Set

2.3 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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Children exposed to the sounds of a foreign language early in life are better able to learn that language, becoming bilingual as they grow older, and more successful overall. I recommend Kids Love Spanish to all children! --Gloria Gilbert, Ph.D., Child Psychologist

I highly recommend the Kids Love Spanish DVDs for all young learners. As an educator, I have often searched for quality teaching materials to teach Spanish and have never been satisfied. Finally, with this series, I've found exactly what I have been looking for! --Jodi Manby, 1st Grade Teacher, Lawndale Elementary School District, California

Watching the Kids Love Spanish DVDs has become a family activity. We watch them with our kids and then we speak Spanish together. It is amazing how quickly our kids have caught on to speaking Spanish. --Susie and Josh Vanlandingham, Houston, Texas

About the Actor

Sisters Krisse Brock Kelly, M.Ed., M.A., and Julie Brock Campbell grew up in Southern California in El Centro, located near the Mexican border, where they were exposed to Spanish everyday. Both sisters took Spanish throughout high school, but perfected their Spanish once they studied abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico and Santiago, Chile.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Brock and Friends
  • Directors: Krisse Brock Kelly & Julie Brock Campbell
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: Brock Sisters Productions
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2007
  • Run Time: 210 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NQQ0E6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,176 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I'm just repeating most of what L. Garrison wrote, but it really is true. These videos go against just about everything that is known about language learning, especially for young children: 1) Children have a great advantage over adults because they can actually hear and reproduce sound distinctions that adults tend to conflate. That means they can efficiently learn all the unique sounds and rhythms of a new language. That's simply not an issue with these videos because the pronunciation is so awful--virtually no native speakers among the children and the adults have mediocre accents at best--that you're probably actually _undermining_ your kid's innate ability to become fluent. 2) Most adult language instruction is now modeled on immersion because that's the way we all learned our mother tongue and it is by far and away the best way to learn. This means all instructional materials should be presented in the language, with no English discussion or on-the-fly translations. Meanings should be inferred from context, the way they are in real life, or through simple matching of images and sounds. These videos probably have more English in them than Spanish. Every single Spanish word is translated over and over, and sentences are built around English vocab and structures with Spanish sprinkled in. My wife, who has a background in linguistics, almost had a heart attack the first time she heard: "He's eating queso" and "What a cute gato".

Plus they're really painful for adults to watch. The two adult women in the videos are like some sort of Stepford robots with facial expressions that never, ever change and look uncomfortable. The music and singing (which, as another reviewer mentioned, take up a huge chunk of each video) are beyond awful.
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These videos have great potential, but are geared for the very young. Toddlers will enjoy the songs, but older kids will find them too slow and lacking creativity. Unfortunately, they did not use native Spanish speakers and this is a disappointment for those who want to truly have a grasp of this beautiful language.
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I love language-rich educational DVDs and was excited about this series. I really wanted to like this, but had several red flags about it.

A few observations: no native Spanish speakers, poor pronunciation (e.g. "comida" sounds a lot like gomeda or gometa), and really awful music that gets stuck in your head (but not in a good way that reinforces any learning). As a teacher, I know that music is a powerful way to reinforce learning -- the music here is a missed opportunity.

As a side note: Spanish is a beautiful language, and a language spoken by many fascinating cultures. We are a Caucasian family and desire for our kids to be exposed to different cultures. How disappointing that this was so, well, white American. To be clear, I didn't use this series expressly in hopes of it being a cultural experience. However, I wanted to comment that I was surprised at the lack of authentic pronunciation and representation of Spanish-speaking cultures. (I believe another reviewer commented on the cactus-wearing sombrero, for example)

There is so much potential for this kind of series, but this one seriously falls short. I am giving it two stars instead of one for the simple reason that my 2 and 3 year olds willingly sat through it and picked up a few vocabulary words, which has piqued their interest in the Spanish language. There's value in that.
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Fortunately I checked two of these videos out of the library rather than buying them, because they are absolutely the worst I've seen. Not only did they not use native Spanish speakers, so the audience does not hear correct pronunication, but some of the attempts by young children were truly painful. My five year old, who loves most learning videos and games including other Spanish language resources, was bored stiff within minutes. The $1.58 I spent to rent them at the library was completely wasted; they are definitely not worth the price to buy them!
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As an adult learner of a foreign language, I have listened and watched all the Spanish instructional CD's and DVD's I can get my hands on, and these are by far the VERY WORST I've found. Luckily, I wasted only my time and no money because I checked them out from my local library!!!! Even I could tell the Spanish pronunciation of the adult sisters making these was poor, but the American children's pronounciation was HORRIBLE!!!! You could hear the ENGLISH pronunciation in all their vowels. They live in Southern California and could find no Latino children to make these? Or are these sisters so tone deaf they cannot hear how bad the pronunciation is on these DVD's? There are many, many excellent DVD's out there for both children and adults, and fortunately my library has lots of them! They have been a tremendous help! I have then purchased the best of these that are still available. There are excellent DVD's of Spanish songs for children -- all by adults and children who are native Spanish speakers! I bought them on Amazon. Spend your money and your time wisely and expose your children only to media materials that have native speakers!!!! When your children turn 7, start sending them to the best language immersion program in the USA: Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota has summer immersion camps for 15 languages, and they are staffed by native speakers. My daughters attended French camp for 10 summers and their local teachers said they had native accents and spoke better than the local teachers! By far the best language learning program for adults is Pimsleur. Linguistics expert Paul Pimsleur developed them based on scientific research.Read more ›
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