By Veronica Newton
Hola. Bonjour. Ni Hao. Davinci?
With the economy unraveling, parents are definitely feeling the pressure this holiday season. Give your children a meaningful gift this month by turning them into a traveling Leonardo Davinci. Your little one can have the gift of creativity with the art house and the gift of learning with Little Pim. Both DVDs are fun for children of all ages and have an educational purpose parents can appreciate.Â
Before your baby can count to 10, he can be speaking in a different language with Little Pim’s foreign language DVD. Little Pim, an animated panda bear, takes your children on a fun adventure with both live and animated scenes with Pim and children alike. Eating and Drinking, Wake Up Smiling and Playtime are three signature Little Pim DVDs that come in Spanish, French, Chinese and ESL.
Research shows that young children who learn a language before turning five tend to haveÂ superior reading, writing and social skills, in addition to boasting extensive vocabularies. Â
Newborn to three is the best language learning window. By the age of five, this window ofÂ opportunity begins to close, and the ability for a child to be able to differentiate foreignÂ sounds diminishes dramatically. Little Pim DVDs retail for $Â 17.95 and are available at http://www.littlepim.com.
Mastering basic shapes opens up the world to developing young minds and The Art House Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals makes teaching children to draw easy and fun. The Art House is the perfect interactive formula for teaching artistic skills to children.Â Join Teacher Emily (a real-life Pre-School and Art Teacher) as she leads the Art House Gang in drawing a series of animals.Â Give your own children some crayons and paper and you will be amazed at how quickly and easily they will catch on to the Art House’s way of drawing. Teacher Emily’s step-by-step instructions help children to create masterpieces of their own using this DVD. The Art House retails for $17.99 and is available at http://www.inthearthouse.com.
This holiday season, ensure your children are having fun and enrich their lives through creative education at the same time.