Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mom VoxBox Dino Lingo

 I was delighted to come across a new company producing language learning products specifically for children in 30 different languages: Dino Lingo ! For families looking for children’s language learning products to use at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, after school practice, etc.) this is a fantastic option! Dino Lingo utilizes the immersion technique in three main steps.  The first step is engagement: they capture the imaginations of children through their fun dinosaur cartoons.  The second step introduces children to the 200 commonest words in the language they are learning in order to build their confidence and not overwhelm them.  The third step has children playing games and interacting in the language, and they practice through play and repetition of what they have already learned. What I think is great is that they use the immersion technique.  It isn't the way I was taught Spanish, which was cat = gato, dog = perro, etc.  There is no English reference point, just the visual aids that are entirely in the target language.  To get an idea for what I'm talking about, check out their introductory Spanish video .  Starting kids on learning another language at a young age is, I think, the best way to ensure that they'll become fluent speakers. I can easily see this being an effective way for children to learn another language.  Their full program combines flash cards, games, videos--all sorts of ways for children to learn about new cultures and become bilingual.  Learn more about Dino Lingo at their website here. 

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It is as easy as child's play and works like magic.
Dino Lingo is an interactive language learning program for children.
Fueled by a child's own imagination, kids learn a new language through
interactive teaching techniques that incorporate play and storytelling and
encourage your child to start speaking it almost immediately.

  I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster

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