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Spanish for Kids: Adentro y Afuera
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It's non-stop fun as teacher Maria and the Whistlefritz kids search for the mischievous mouse Fritzi. Using live action, animation, puppets, music, and fun, children explore their world -- inside the house and out on the playground -- learning the words for everyday objects along the way. An ideal introduction to Spanish, and perfect companion to the other award-winning DVDs in the Spanish for Kids series. This DVD teaches Spanish using the immersion teaching method recommended by language acquisition experts. (For more information about immersion, please watch the Language Immersion video on the company's website.) A Translation Guide is included which provides an easy reference for parents who are first-time learners of Spanish.
Designed for children ages 2-7, Adentro y Afuera is perfect for the whole family!
This educational DVD is very colorful and a delightful way to teach Spanish to your young children. Using everyday conversation is how we learn any language and this is the way this DVD teaches your youngsters Spanish. There are no translated subtitles to follow, just a wonderful and entertaining show that the children will be in awe of as they watch and learn. Dove awards their Family-Approved Seal for all ages to Spanish for Beginners: Adentro y Afuera (Inside and Out). --The Dove Foundation
Viewers young and old were captivated from the moment the bright-eyed, engaging and charming host, Maria, appeared on screen. Maria spends her time searching around her house for her pet mouse Fritzi. Throughout this delightful game of hide and seek, viewers hear conversational Spanish introduced by Maria, who has a special talent for speaking clearly and pronouncing words with exactness. The DVD skillfully freshens up tried and true tools such as live action with puppets, animation, children and music to teach young viewers household words in Spanish. --Parents' Choice Foundation
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So, what's a mom to do who wants to equip her young children with a solid foundation in a second language when she only speaks one? The lack of high quality resource for Spanish immersion was just the catalyst needed for one mom to launch Whistlefritz and the Spanish for Beginners series in 2006.
The latest release in the series - Adentro y Afuera (Inside and Out) is designed to appeal to children from ages two through seven - and does it ever. Who would have thought that a 30-minute DVD, entirely in Spanish, would so captivate the hearts and attention of my one, three, and six-year-old?
I was a bit skeptical as I popped in the disc. My children are largely unfamiliar with Spanish. They've seen Dora, watched some educational DVDs that teach common phrases through English to Spanish translation and repetition, but have no formal language education under their belts. I was so surprised to find my children singing, dancing, and laughing throughout an entirely Spanish presentation of what could pass for cable television children's programming.
The animated host "Maria" leads children through scenarios revolving around a small, animated mouse named Fritzi who whistles to communicate (hence the company name, Whistlefritz.Read more ›
Though this is more expensive, I feel I've learned a lot more and quicker with this video. There is no English in this at all. I was so exhausted trying to follow this the first time, and it even ended up in my dreams that night. But the next day while driving for errands, I found myself singing the fruit song with the different fruit (Si si si... mi gusta comer platanas, uvas, mancanas, etc) so obviously something started sticking.
Instead of learning word association, you learn via direct association (you don't learn apple = manzana, you learn to associate the image with manzana). I already know MANY Spanish WORDS, but I don't know how to build sentences! That's where this video truly trumps the other videos I've bought. The host speaks at a normal pace for children, so it has helped me become more accustomed to hearing it and being able to follow along. It also forces me to figure things out. I wish I had a better way of explaining it, but the best way I can come up with is that it's a bunch of confusion that your brain naturally sorts out. Admittedly, I have pulled out my Spanish-English dictionary, too, when all else fails and I just can't figure it out.
In short, as an adult I have found this very useful and plan on buying the others from this maker.Read more ›
The problem is that it is very difficult for a monolingual parent to raise a bilingual child. Videos and CDs only do so much because they are passive learning. Books can help add interaction, but I don't want my kids learning Spanish with my bad pronunciation. The best choice is language immersion, but such programs don't come cheap. In fact, when I enroll my older daughter in public school next year, I'm tempted to pretend she doesn't speak English so they'll put her in the bilingual program. But something tells me they won't believe me.
With all of that said, this video (and the other Whistlefritz videos) is perhaps the best introductions to Spanish that I've found for young children. Yes, it's passive learning, but it's engaging enough to keep kids' attention and the songs are catchy enough to get kids to try to sing along. "Maria" has a bubbly and engaging child-friendly personality which draws younger kids to want to participate with her. The best part is that it is solely in Spanish and kids learn from visual cues such as the objects in the video and Maria's facial expressions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyable movie for small children that older children and adults won't mind watching along. Great way to pick up Spanish quickly.Published 2 months ago by parentsof5
This one is my daughter least favorite of the series because it's slow going, but it's still a fun teaching video regardless.Published 3 months ago by Mrs.H
Awesome way to teach spanish, my baby loves it so much she cried when it ends!Published 4 months ago by Liza
Actually my granddaughter likes it. I haven't heard her speak Spanish yet but she does request to watch this videoPublished 4 months ago by CynS
My two year old loves this DVD. Can't say it has helps with her Spanish, but she find it very entertaining.Published 11 months ago by MV SLC