50 WAYS TO TEACH CHILDREN A 2ND LANGUAGE

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1 Get fairy tales, storybooks in the 2nd language on Amazon or your local library

Children love shared reading time and regardless of language acquisition they will always remember the time they spent with you reading books.Try to find books with good illustrations. Look at the pictures with your child, point to things they already know in the 2nd language.

As you come across new words ask the child what they think it is. If it is illustrated, have them point it out on the page.Use different voices for different characters.If your child has a favourite story encourage him/her to play different characters making up the words from memory.Help your child to use his/her imagination to change the story or change the ending.

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2 Use puppets or turn your child’s favorite plush toy into a puppet that talks the 2nd language

Kids love puppets and puppet play is great for motor skills. You can tell much loved stories through puppet play, either using the whole body or make a puppet theatre from a box and use hand or finger puppets. Finger puppets are also fun when singing songs.

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3 Go to the zoo and call the name of the animals together in the 2nd language

If you have any, look at some animal books together, then go to the zoo for the day. Ask your child the names of the animals he/she has learned and point out the new ones. This is a great place to add in adjectives and colours, ‘look at the big, grey elephant, look at his long trunk’. When you come home, encourage your child to draw pictures of what he/she saw and talk about them together using the 2nd language.

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4 Play hide and seek by counting in the 2nd language

Hide and seek is a great game for practicing numbers. You could start with 1 to 10 and gradually increase. When your child knows them well you could count down backwards. When ‘seeking’ your child it’s a good opportunity to repeat words without it sounding repetitive. “Where are you?” “ Are you behind the sofa?’ “Are you behind the T.V? “ Are you behind the door?” Add in as much language as you think your child will be comfortable with and still keep the implicit fun of the game.

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5 Play board games in the 2nd language e.g.: snakes and ladders, board games, family games

Dice games are always good for counting and also simple addition. Board games played with the whole family can be a time for relaxed learning. Just playing a simple board game such as snakes and ladders teaches a young child so much more than just language. They also learn rules of play, understanding goals and of course, that family games equal FUN!

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6 Play games by using flashcard games e.g.: Go fish, memory game

Flashcards are one of your most valuable resources in teaching language to young children. With multiples of the same cards you can play well-known games such as Go Fish or the ‘memory game’.

Very small children may struggle to hold too many cards, so play games that have the child match one card to another. Match a sound with a picture, or two cards that have the same sound, or two pictures that match, any way you choose.

Lay cards out on the floor or table and have your child touch the card as you call out words/sounds. Encourage your child to be the caller and you touch the cards. Keep it playful and fun.

 

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7 Have a progress chart that tracks the words and phrases your child mastered

A simple progress chart teaches your child clear goals and kids love stickers. Let your child know when he/she is approaching a goal, make a big deal of reaching the goals, be excited to getting the stickers out. Praise him/her for their achievement with a ‘great job’, a hug or a ‘high five’ (or all three).

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8 Listen to children’s songs in the 2nd language together or reward your child for memorizing a short one

Listen to children’s songs in the 2nd language whenever and wherever you can. Keep CDs in the car or put a CD on quietly in the background when you are doing something else. Add actions to the songs, this helps kids remember the words. If it suits your child’s personality, encourage them to ‘perform’ songs for you. You could have a special ‘song night’.

Be the ‘emcee’; introduce your child to an imaginary audience with applause. You could take it in turns.

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9 Listen to pop songs in the 2nd language together or reward your child for memorizing a short one

Teach your child some catchy pop songs that you both like. Something with suitable lyrics and a good chorus are easiest to remember. Sing it around the house as you do other things, when your child tries to join in, model the language and encourage them to sing with you.

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10 Find cartoons in the 2nd language on Youtube or Amazon

Cartoons are a great way to engage kids in the 2nd language. Kids can figure out the story visually without worrying about not understanding every word. It’s easy to buy DVDs from Amazon in almost any language or, alternatively, look for them on YouTube. Let your child guide you to which cartoons they like best. Watch them together and you will know which language to reinforce.

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11 Have an annual/monthly goal check list

Make a checklist of goals or ideas of where you want to be with the language learning over a year. Break it down into monthly mini-goals.

It will be help you stay focused on where you are going and also a great way to look back and see how far you and your child have come.

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12 Create youtube playlists or find playlists suitable for your child’s level

YouTube is a super resource. You can create playlists of your favourite language teaching videos, these days people post from all over the world.

They might be short tutorials, or craft ideas you can incorporate into your language learning, or children’s songs you can sing together. Look for playlists already put together by others with the same goal.

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13 Join online support groups (forums, facebook pages, twitter lists, multicultural blog groups etc.)

Join some online groups to exchange ideas and information. Support is invaluable too. Language learning can hit some hurdles, it is important to be able to connect with people who are having the same difficulties or have successfully navigated these hurdles. Facebook and Twitter are great for immediate connections. Online chat groups or forums can give you a sense of community and common goals.

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14 Visit the website of the ministry of culture (of a country where the language is spoken)

Have a look at the website and find interesting information about the country. Read about traditional food, dances and costumes. Look at statistics such as population. Find some fun facts about the climate, holidays and customs. Talk about them with your child and follow their lead on which parts they are interested in.

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15 Go to public libraries and check all the available resources in the 2nd language

Libraries are an excellent resource. If they don’t have things you are looking for ask the librarian if it is possible to order them. Also check out the noticeboard and see if there are any kids groups speaking the 2nd language in the area. You might make some new friends too.

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16 Make use of language learning DVDs for kids

There are a great many language-learning DVDs on the market these days. Check them out, Look for something that is specifically for kids, that uses games and songs and has well-structured levels.

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17 Play CDs when driving your child to school

Always play CDs in the 2nd language when you are in the car. It could be songs or a kids’ language learning CD, whatever your child likes. Do it consistently so your child comes to expect the 2nd language in the car.

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18 Play streaming radio in the background at home or make use of Spotify, Lastfm, etc.

Nowadays, there are a lot of resources that help you play streaming radio through personal electronic devices and laptops, etc. All you need is tuning into one of the local radio stations and have the radio or the song list play in the background all day long. Even if your child does not understand what has been spoken or the lyrics of the songs he/she will get used to the new sounds and intonation patterns.

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19 Make use of worksheets for beginners

There are a great many websites offering worksheets for beginners. Many are free and some you can pay monthly or a yearly fee. Kids love worksheets. Some may be simple colouring sheets (kids LOVE colouring), or sheets that help fine motor skills through pencil manipulation. Buy some stickers and put one on each sheet your child completes.

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20 Make use of Flashcards

There is no end to the fun to be had from playing games with flashcards even if you child is still too young to play a game that has structure and rules. You can make your own ‘games’ call out a card, have your child touch it/pick it up. ‘Hide’ the cards around the room and have your child find them and say what they are etc.

You can also put the flashcards up around the room. Change them each week in categories (animals/flowers/ fruit/etc. Look at them and say them often with your child. Ask them, “What’s this? / What’s that?”

Put them on your fridge with magnets or let your child do this.You call out the words and have them put them on.

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21 Get a picture dictionary to get started

A Children’s picture dictionary is a wonderful resource. Follow your child’s curiosity with it. Let him/her choose what he/she wants to know on any given day. Ask him/her more information about the words they do know. “What colour is it?” “ Is it big or small? “ “Where does it live?” “What does it do?”

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22 Consider getting an alphabet book (especially useful in certain languages: e.g. Japanese, Arabic)

Introduce your child to the shapes of letters with a simple alphabet book. This is especially useful if the 2nd language alphabet is different to that of the 1st language. For young learners get a very simple, ‘starter’ book, also great for fine motor skills and pencil control.

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23 Think about kinesthetic learning (learning by doing). Coloring books, sketchbooks or DVDs that children watch and dance are great!

The research is in that kids learn best by doing (don’t we all?).

Anything that gets kids moving their bodies or their hands helps them to learn.  Watch DVDs together, make up dances, put on ‘shows’, even dress up. Encourage your child’s inner artist with a sketchbook. Colour, paint, draw, and talk about the colours and your child’s pictures in the 2nd language. Colouring in pictures is a very relaxing activity (you should do it too!) Kids tend to be very relaxed when they are colouring, a good time to make some general chitchat in the 2nd language.

Mix paints and talk in the 2nd language about how colours are made.

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24 Consider getting a reading pen (only available in major languages)

The very latest translation tool. A ‘reading pen’ scans and translates. The translated text appears on a small screen on the pen and can also provide audio pronunciation of words or full sentences.

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25 Find some talking or singing plush toys

There are so many talking toys on the market these days. Try one that says greetings in the target language (or multiple languages) or one that sings traditional songs/nursery rhymes from the target country.

 

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26 Make use of culture books prepared for little kids

Ready made ‘culture books’ are great for learning about different countries. Read them together, ask questions and encourage your child to ask lots of questions too. After reading one, you could make a simple one together using pictures from magazines, or encourage your child to draw pictures too. Gather information together at the library or from the internet.

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27 Decorate your child’s room with learning posters (colors, numbers) or pictures from the target country (flag, the cities, etc.)

Get some large colourful posters to decorate your child’s room or the learning space you use. Point things out and ask questions, swap roles and have your child ask the questions too, this also helps model the pronunciation. Ask which is your child’s favourite poster and why?

Follow their lead on the things that interest them.

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28 Follow a simple syllabus prepared for kids

Use the simple syllabus prepared in your language learning system or make one yourself. Let your child know what it is so he/she can see what they will be doing. Children tend to do better when they know what is coming and what is expected of them.

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29 Use stickers as rewards (stickers that say congratulations, wonderful, etc. in the 2nd language)

Kids love stickers! Use them liberally. Take praising your child as an opportunity to use the 2nd language. If you can find stickers with words of praise in the 2nd language use those and repeat the words a lot. Use a couple of words at first and add more as your child knows them.

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30 Get some printed items related to the 2nd language: T-shirts, mugs, children’s silverware, etc.

If you have the opportunity to visit the 2nd language country buy goods with the language on. T-shirts, mugs and pens are useful as well as educational. Look for postcards, posters or bumper stickers with popular expressions on. Post these around your house.

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31 Arrange play dates or playgroups with other parents who want to teach their children the same language

Try to find other parents encouraging their children to learn the same language, arrange to play together, go on picnics to the park or take a trip to a zoo or aquarium, great places to practice the language. Making new friends is of great benefit to you too!

 

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32 Video chat with friends and relatives who have a child that speaks the 2nd language

Encourage video chat with other children you know, that speak the language. It’s easy using Skype or Google Hangouts or something similar. Be nearby to help the conversation along. Be encouraging and resist the temptation to correct your child’s mistakes.

 

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33 Invite Grandma and Grandpa (who can speak in the other language) to stay over

Spending time with grandparents is valuable to all parties anyway but spending time with grandparents who speak the 2nd language is great for strengthening bonds and hearing natural language. Your child will come to associate the 2nd language with feelings of love and security.

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34 Hire a short-term or full time nanny or caregiver that speaks the 2nd language

If it is possible, consider hiring a nanny/caregiver/babysitter who speaks the 2nd language. Even a few hours per week would make a difference (and give you a little free time!).

 

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35 Cook local recipes together with your child

Kids always want to be a ‘little helper’ in the kitchen. Cook some simple dishes from the 2nd language country together. Us the 2nd language for instructions, wash, cut, wipe, mix…. Name the ingredients in a natural way as you cook.

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36 Go to community centres, cultural centres and temples with your child

Local places of interest are stimulating for your child and cultural centers often have exhibitions or music/dance performances. Look out for anything from the 2nd language country. Community centres are a great place to meet people, look at notice boards for anything from people interested or connected in some way to, the 2nd language. You could even offer to do something yourself, give a talk about the country or a traditional dance etc.

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37 Visit ethnic supermarkets and ethnic restaurants with your child

Go around an ethnic supermarket and point out the foods from the 2 nd language country. If your child is unfamiliar with them, ask questions. “How do you think it tastes?” “ Do you think this is hard/soft/crunchy/sweet/etc.?” If possible eat in ethnic restaurants. Talk about the food, how it is prepared, where it comes from.

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38 Have a word of the day activity

Pick a ‘word of the day’, you or your child could choose it, or have your child pick it at random from a pile of word cards. If the word is a noun, look for it around the house and when you go outside. Talk about where it might be found. If it is a verb, find ways to do the action either really or mime it, see if you can spot other people doing it? Or use adverbs and spend some time doing everything in the manner of the adverb, slowly/quickly/happily/etc.

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39 Play online language games (memory, click&tell, etc.) with your child

There are plenty of free online interactive language games for children. Find one that appeals to your child and encourage them to do a little every day. You can check out 3 different kinds of free online language learning games here 

 

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40 Try Skype lessons for children (may not be advised for infants and toddlers)

Many teachers are offering language lessons via Skype. Ask around and see if anyone can recommend a teacher to you. Sit in on the lesson too so you know what language to reinforce between lessons.

 

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41 Read bedtime stories in the 2nd language to your child

Books, books, books. Kids love books and stories. Read stories in the 2nd language before bed. Often when kids have heard a favourite story many times they know the words. Encourage your child to help tell the story.

 

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42 Play local children’s games (e.g. the local version of papers, rock, scissors)

Many children’s games are the same the world over, play kids games your child already knows in their 1st language but play it in the 2 nd language. Paper, rock, scissors has many variations; play it in the 2 nd language. Hopscotch, skipping games, clapping games etc. can all be played in any language. For more ideas have a look at the games in the different ‘countries and cultures’ at Dino Lingo (to the right of this post).

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43 Get comic books & children’s magazines from overseas

Ask if a friend or relative overseas can send you comics or children’s magazines in the 2nd language. Children’s magazines usually have lots of fun facts in them that you can talk about and further research. They also have quizzes and puzzles that are lots of fun to do.

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44 Go to a national parade of the target culture

You could try to find where there is a large community of people from the target culture. They will no doubt have special events to celebrate the holidays of their country of origin. Take your child to their parades and festivals.

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45 Have a personalized notebook specially used for learning the2nd language(Don’t forget to use it to have your child draw whatever you say in the 2nd language: e.g. draw a “ねこ”)

Let your child choose the notebook at the shop and decorate it anyway they want to make it special. Say words in the 2nd language and have them draw pictures, or even write the word or the first letter, depending on what level they are at. Go back over the pictures every few days. Talk about the pictures and praise your child’s drawing skills.

 

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46 Do local crafts (E.g. doing origami with a child who learns Japanese)

If you are a native speaker of the 2nd language think about the crafts you did as a child and do them with your child (think also about how happy you were doing this activity with your own mother/father or your friends). Don’t worry if you have forgotten how, look on the Internet to refresh your memory. Perhaps you could send something your child makes to grandparents or relatives overseas.

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47 Use chatting apps (WhatsApp, Line, etc.) to talk with friends and family who have same-aged children

Chatting apps are mobile and easy to use. Chat with friends in the 2nd who have children about the same age. Encourage your child to chat with them and their kids too. Ask their kids about themselves, their day etc. and encourage your child to talk about themselves.

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48 Sing lullabies in the 2nd language to put your baby asleep

Lullabies are so soothing for baby and parent. Sing some 2nd language lullabies to help your baby sleep. You can buy wind-up crib music at a baby store. Play the music and sing in the 2nd language. Establish is as a routine and enjoy the time holding your baby and knowing you are soothing him/her.

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49 Consider homeschooling by getting an online curriculum

More and more people are turning to homeschooling these days and there are plenty of resources online. Do some research and find something that suits you and your child. Depending on the school hours where you live, it may be possible for your child to attend the local school and follow a homeschooling curriculum.

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50 Send your child to a summer camp where he/she can study the 2nd language in a short time.

Summer camp is a great experience for children. It is often their first extended time away from home and a chance to make lots of new friends and try a variety of activities for the first time. ‘Language’ camps for kids usually incorporate study with lots of games/crafts/activities related to the 2nd language culture. Look online or on the notice board in community centres and other public buildings.

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51 Try Dino Lingo, it has DVDs, storybooks, flash cards, song CDs, picture books, activities, games , culture books and a magic formula that will make every child happy!

Dino Lingo is a veritable treasure chest for the young language learner. It has everything needed to make learning a language a fun, interesting, positive experience for both child and parent/teacher.

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Dino Lingo Review

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TESTIMONIALS

Enjoyed watching the kids learning something new and having fun while they do it so great!! my husband even tried his hand at it to lol!!

Mrs M.

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The Dino Lingo collection is a GREAT, fun, and interactive way for kids to learn! My daughter started repeating the words and associating them with their meanings in minutes! She couldn’t get enough of it and kept wanting me to play it again and again! Will definitely recommend to anyone looking to enhance their children’s learning experience!!

Tiffany

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My son is learning Polish. We bought this program with the recommendation of a family friend, and I and my wife Magdalena first were first cautious because it was something like between an entertainment video and a game, it was amazing to hear my son uttering words in Polish. Recommended.
Whooping
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This product is a great way for kids to learn any languages in any ages. And will help them in school or in the future!
Simplymagz
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We watched the video for these and my 2 boys absolutly loved them. they’re entertaining and fun!!! a very good resource!!! I give it a A plus, something worth investing in
Ashley
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These really helped my child learn fast and easy he loved them! He would sit down infront of the computer to see one after another
Cookie monster
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I just wanna say that this is an amazing product for kids! Especially mine because they got into it and def were learning different words and singing along with it. I believe it is def a top quality product to use if you have kids.
Roynlindsay M.
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These are so easy to use and very fun for the kids….engages them to learn! Would recommend these! Colorful and fun :)
Lsnyerd
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This is a wonderful learning tool for children to learn different languages!! Id recommend this to anyone!! its got little animals and things to make leaning fun for kids!!
Amber
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Being hispanic I wanted my daughter to also learn the language. When I put in the dvd, she was reciting phrases without even noticing shes learning it. This is so easy to use. And as a mother, I am happy to say my daughter will know basic spanish before starting school.

Mskdotchu

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Foreign Language doesn’t come easy to my daughter so I would definitely consider buying this program in French for her to use as a aid with her regular classwork lessons.

Spanky

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My daughter tried the Spanish and she really liked it. It’s really easy for them since there’s pictures along with words and it’s a cartoon so it keeps their attention.

JennyS

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I have a 6 year old and a 3.5 year old and they both loved watching it and learning new words! I was amazed at how fast they picked up the language and how they loved using it in everyday life!

Kristen S.

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This set is beyond awesome–what a great way for kids to learn another language! It’s so essential nowadays to have the knowledge of another language, so this opens up so many opportunities for our little ones!

Hf118

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DinoLingo for kids is a super easy, fun way for children to learn a new language. It incorporates cute characters and scenes that get the child interested and involved. This is a great way to start early and learn at home, while having fun at the same time.
My child has only watched a few bits of this product so far and already can recognize spanish words. This is definitely a great option for someone that wants their child to learn a language, but they do not know one themselves. Your child will not want to stop watching the DVD.

JDawn

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My 3 1/2 year old really enjoyed this program. She loved watching all the animals and learning the new words. Only thing I would improve on is perhaps make it a bit more interactive or add in a bit of explanation in English for the younger ones to catch on as to what the Spanish phrases are getting at/doing.

Laureen P.

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I received a trial version of this product and my 2 and 3 year holds were entranced. Even my 5 year old was repeating everything she heard. I will definitely be purchasing the full kit.

Tiffany M.

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I was able to try out the Dino Lingo in Spanish from Influenster.com in the Mom VoxBox, my son is 9 years old and he wasted to try out the Spanish version. While observing him I noticed him to be smiling alot and he thought the pictures and video was amusing and it did keep in entertained. It spoke spanish only with picture to go with it. There were no translations. I thought that was interesting cause it makes you translate it for yourself. I think that is great, but sometimes you are not sure what the phrases are suppose to be saying exactly. Overall I think it was interesting and kept his attention and he really wanted to learn more. Annette G

Annette G.

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I received a trial version Dino Lingo. My younger kids loved it. With two older children who are already in Spanish, this was a great product to introduce my two younger children, 9 and 4. The video was very interactive with my children, clear to understand, and repetitive in the words learned. I like the way the videos pair words with bright, colorful pictures. These videos kept my children’s attention, even my 4 year old.

Michelle N.

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My kids and I watched a trial Vimeo for the Spanish program.My two older kids are already taking Spanish in school,but they watched anyway.My 7 yr old daughter was intrigued!She has picked up a couple of words from Watching Dora the Explorer which she loves.She was glued to this vimeo,she loved the cartoon slides and she followed along by repeating the words in Spanish!I think this looks like a wonderful program for kids of any age to learn the basics of a language,the equivalent of the first year in school I believe.

Athena E.

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We tried out a private lesson thanks to Influenster and were very pleased with it. My children are 9, 5 and 3 and the lesson kept their attention the whole time. My 5 and 3 year olds have already been paying attention to Spanish because of cartoons that they watch so they were very eager to learn more through the lesson! I believe that the program is the #1 effective Spanish teaching program for children because it was very easy for the kids to learn and speak because they repeated words and gave you enough time to repeat the words back.

R.Huggins

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We did a trial offer for the Spanish dino lingo, and my kids loved it! I have a 9 year old and a 4 year old, and both of them loved the video, and had a lot of fun watching and learning the words and phrases. The cartoon format kept them interested and they instantly knew what the Spanish words were based on the cartoons. It is interactive and keeps them engaged.

Lucy

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I watched a lesson with my 3 year old son and it was a little over 20 minutes long. My son HATES watching TV. He would rather be up running around and playing. However, he sat through the ENTIRE lesson and seemed to absolutely LOVE it! He counted along with the dinosaurs and recognized some animals, and learned a new word or two! I had my doubts before we watched the lesson, but as I watched it with him, I realized how educational it was. The characters do silly things to keep the child’s attention, which I even chuckled at! Very cute and educational!

Afwife

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Both my kids loved the Dino Lingo and want to keep watching it. Its a cute fun little video that gives them the spanish word and they recognize the picture and say it in spanish and english.

Cheese

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I am so glad i had the chance to test Dino Lingo out through Influenster.com. My kids loved it… One of my 4 year olds walked around for ever saying dog and cat in spanish, every time she seen one of the two. I couldn’t believe how fast she picked up on Spanish. I am going to be investing in this product! I have never seen my kids so into something on T.V.. It really is worth every penny! I love how it has so many different languages for you to choose from! Awesome Product would recommend to any parent…

Robbie B.

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Me and my son had the chance to check out the private Spanish lesson provided by Influenster. He is so interested in this he was mad when it was over I really am going to have to looking into buying the whole set.

Alosek

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my 3 year old loves it she already trying to speak the language after 15 minutes of viewing it it is awesome that the use things kids like to keeping them watching!

Davina

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This is a great product for parents to give their children an extra educational tool. They actually sat through and learned new words. They didn’t even realize they were “learning”. I recommend.

Sneaker D.

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my niece and son loved this less then a minute they learened new words ..pato ect thank you for the experience now we have more to learn.

Socanibeyours

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This program makes learning fun and interesting. My kids didn’t even realize that they were learning they were just enjoying the music and the animation. I definitely would recommend this to anyone!

Lltojmt

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My son really liked the Dingo Lingo video in the spanish version. He loved the silly characters and sounds. I think this is a good way to teach young kids how to learn spanish. I recommend this product to parents whom have young children. :)

Lexi1994

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I think it is great that there is a language program for children. Being a member of Influenster, I was able to watch a video on how this program works. Children learn easier the younger they are, and this is a great program to help teach other languages.

Wagarific

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As a teacher this is a wonderful program for students to learn Spanish. I actually liked it, because I learned some basic words to help me communicate with my Spanish speaking students.

Grace

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What a great learning tool for kids and a great way for parents to learn also. I thought it was one of the best ones on the market

Denise S.

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i hoped i had recived this item but my kids are a little older but i think it would still come in handy we saw the review videos and i think its a great product for kids to learn diffrent languages

Lelaj20

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GREAT MY BOYS LOVED IT!
Quick Take:
Lots of variety and interesting lessons.
Usage Tips:
Suited for children age 6 and below, older children might not get into it.
The Verdict:
This is wonderful, it was great hearing my boys count in another language. 5 stars from this mom of 2 :).

Countess C.

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I really would have loved to recieve this item. But since I didnt I did the research on my own and my kids loved it great and very easy to use.

Soffs

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I received a “sample” of this video through Influenster. I thought the videos were cute. My daughter (who is 2) very much enjoyed them. She has learned so much from the DVD & she keeps asking to watch it again!

Meghanjoanna

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I was able to view of these of these videos from Influenster. I really like the animations and love that they repeat the words numerous times. I am not sure that it would hold my sons attention because it he older but I am thinking of purchasing these, I could learn from them also as I have never taken any foreign language courses. I am considering purchasing one of these sets, just need to decide on which language!

Lori

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This is worth the money! My kids learned and picked up very fast and love the way the program is built. I will be looking into buying another set soon as i think a child who knows more then 1 Language is very important.

Sbeecham

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I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster, and I must say that my kid found this to be very interesting and captivating! She also picked it up real well, and its catered to little kids, so its great for them! She has learned so much, and continues to be really interested in learning more! Finally someone in our house might be able to speak another language fluently!

Celeste P.

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My Son really enjoys his dingolingo dvd and finds it really fun learning new words in a different language. Thumbs up for dingolingo! : )

Holly W.

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If my daughter was older it would be great…. she still learning to speak English… but a very good product kept her watching

Quaqer B.

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Where we live their happens to be alot of residents who are of Latin American decent.
This is a great product to teach young children the Spanish language as well as learn about different cultures.
You are never too young to start learning a new language and this gives a child a head start before they start school.

Glori A.

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My daughter absolutely loved it, very easy to use and a great learning tool! We will def use over and over again.

Alyssa

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My daughter loves these dvds. It has really helped her learn spanish. She gets into the dvds and I would recommend them to anyone wanting to teach their child a foreign language. They are fun and kids pick up on them fast.

S.Nester

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My son absolutely loves this! Within minutes he had learned new words and was using them the right way. The video held his attention and he really enjoyed watching it!

Amy  H.

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I let my 4 year old watch the videos compliments of Dino Limbo and Influenster and within minutes of watching he started calling our dog “perro”. Such a fun way to learn we will be purchasing the whole set soon! My son loves dinosaurs and was very interested in the characters as well as the content! Thanks again for letting me test drive this product!

love it. i enjoy the ranfom board but would love to see a dictionary feature added to define words made by opponents!

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My daughter loved these videos so much. They teach the language slowly and with pictures so that she is able to understand right away. We loved the colors and music in the videos as well. We will definitely be purchasing more of these videos for her to learn different languages!

Alicia

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My son is learning so much thank you!!!!He loves to watch and repeat everything the Dino’s say ! So its great to see him learning in such a fast pace we love the Spanish dvd’s so much fun !!

Jeannie

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my kids immediately learned new words in different languages in a short amount of time. very easy and fun way to learn!

Crisb

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My kids enjoyed this so much. A great thing for kids to want to watch. Kept my kids interested. A must buy for all parents.

J

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This is a perfect solution to getting kids to learn and have fun with learning a new language! my child loved it!

Kelsey

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This is just what I was looking for. Love that it comes in so many languages. Lots of repetition. Its great!

Mommy V.

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My in laws and husband are Colombian. This really helped not only my daughter but me learn as well! Very fun and easy to learn wtith Dino Lingo!

Jennifer  B.

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I recently was given a demo version of this product and I must say it is a great learning tool for children! I was playing it for my step-kids that are in their teens and after watching it we all were walking around reciting phrases from each chapter. The characters are very interactive and the phrases are easy to pick up. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to teach their children a second language since this is something you can pop into the DVD player and let them listen to it all day. They will pick it up and learn quickly! I sure started to!

Brandy N.

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This is the best way that I have ever seen for kids and even adults to learn Spanish it is a super cute cartoon video where they show you a picture of say a cat and then it tells you how to say it very cute I love this product

Tillman J.

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This dvd makes learning a second language like spanish fun for kids. My little ones love watching it and learning.

Crazymoom

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i bougth this for teach my twinz spanish and i love it, they learn very quick and easy i recomend it, those dvds are awesome!

Maireny M.

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this is a great product to teach the kiddos how to speak a 2nd language love how easy it is to share with thema nd how fun they make it

Becky

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Cute dinosaurs guide you through this language program as your little ones watch and learn Spanish vocabulary and conversation language. I watched the first disk as a preview to the program. This is not Pixar quality animation, but it combines digital & traditional animation with real video footage to show the Spanish in action. I especially loved how the program uses repetition and builds on ideas of colors, plurals, and “in context” phrases. First you see a bird, then two birds, then a blue bird, then “There are seven birds: 1, 2, 3,…” all in Spanish with the words on the screen. There appear to be quite a few resources available with this program besides the disk and also the program comes in a variety of languages. My only problem with this is the price, which is probably spot-on for a quality language program, but seems a little too high for the casual “educational” video just for fun or entertainment. I think if you are committed to your child learning Spanish or another language, this is a fun way for them to learn. If you just want them to know some basic numbers and colors, you can probably stick to Dora.

Amje

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My 5 year old really enjoys this! He had fun watching it while learning new words. So great for teaching kids. My Son knew some of these words because they teach him spainish at school, so this was a great review also!

Erica

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My 2 yr old Vincent really loves Dingo Lingo for Spanish. He loves to sit and mimick the talking animals like Ghato for cat and Pierro for Dog.
It’s great but he is very active and can’t sit very long. It’s great in small doses.

Marlene A.

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I was so pleasantly surprised at how well this product worked! My two year old daughter LOVED it! She automatically just started repeating the words in the video, and even later on in the day was still saying them. There is enough color, sounds and variety to keep her attention. She now loves watching “movies”

Alejandra R.

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my daughter has been trying out all the differrent languages and dino lingo makes it especially easy to learn. thanks mom voxbox

Tracy L.

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I found out about this wonderful product through my MOM VOXBOX from INFLUENSTER…a great was to incorporate a learning program into a interesting and fun way to learn a language. We used the one for Spanish. My kids loved this, and so did we!

Shannon K.

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My daughter loved it. And learned some new words from the Spanish language. She loved It and had a great time with it. I may if enough money invest in a few languages for my children to learn. This is a great product. Thanks.

V.Reyes

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My son tried out the sampler DVD but really seemed to take to the Spanish section. So cute and simple every kid would enjoy watching (learning) along with the cute little Dinosaurs!

Heather B.

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This is great the child gets really into it and it helps them learn. A great learning tool! I would highly recommend this product to anyone who values learning another language and wants their child to learn it early in life.

Tricia

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I love how this gave my daughter a fun way to learn another language. We got to “try” it out thanks to Influenster and my daughter thought it was sooo much fun, and she leaned a little too!

Sarah
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This is a wonderful tool to help your child learn another language. Wish my parents had done this with my as a child.
Katie K.
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I received a video preview of this product from Influenster via the Mom VoxBox. My 3 year old son quickly picked up Spanish words and phrases – the video made it fun and kept his attention with songs, music and interesting characters. I like the repetition of words with the images to follow along. I definitely want to purchase this product and will further review at a later time.

Wendy C.

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i got a chance to review the video of this product and does look like something i would buy for my child to help her learn spanish very informative

Stephanie D.

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I received a Dino Lingo DVD in my Influenster Mom Vox Box and couldn’t wait for my son to try it out. First of all my son loves dinosaurs, so he was very eager to watch it. I love the fact that you can pick thru so many different launguages and that it is not just a person sitting there telling you words to say. It made learning a new language fun and exciting. I can’t wait to see what other words my son learns from this. I will definetly recommend this to anyone looking to teach their kids a new language.

A.Eaton

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i love this product it teaches you different languages lots to learn they have all types of languages you can learn from great way of learning about different cultures
Rocknbeauty
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I watched Dino Lingo Spanish 1 with my son and must say it was not at all what I was expected. I found the voices sometimes too high-pitched for me. I personally thought the video seemed a bit low budget and low tech, BUT, my four year old absolutely LOVED it!! In the past 24 hours he has asked me to watch the dinosaur movie five more times. He loved the dinosaurs (esp. the baby dinosaurs in the counting section) and the animals. He was completely captivated by it and seemed to understand and retain a lot more than I thought he would from just watching it once. I will definitely continue to let him watch the video as it does seem to be a useful learning tool for him.I received a demo of the Spanish 1 video to review for free in order to provide my honest feedback from Influenster.
Porple
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My child really did benefit from this learning program. She didn’t learn the language fully but gave her a better understanding and has helped her grades in language in school. She has even begun to start recognizing the words on her own and making an initiative to learn on her own. Very pleased by the program and would recommend to anyone.
Jennifer E.
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My daughter is 3 and establishing her english vocabulary quickly. I got to try the Dino Language DVDs courtesy of Influenster and have to say I was impressed we got to use the spanish lesson which was so much fun. My daughter loves Dora the Explorer so I used the Dino Language DVD in conjunction with watching Dora to help my daughter establish a 2nd language she’s going well and will be fluent before she even gets to high school where a 2nd language is required to be learned.
LovelylavenderWhip
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I tried this out thru Inlfuenster and I think I learned more than either of my boys! They got bored with the video quickly since there are a few parts that go a little too long with out any talking or interaction. But I have heard my 2 year old going around the house counting in spanish (even though it is out of order lol) I would be willing to buy these.
Mommalove
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This is a great product to introduce your children to different languages. My mother is Germand and I would like to see them have a german one.
Mary A.
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I didn’t received the Dino Lino DVD from Influencer to try, but I was able for free to do a 22 min trial of a lesson and my grandson did Spanish. Foreign Language doesn’t come easy to for anyone to learn so I would definitely consider buying this program in any language that you may wish to learn or to teach your child or well even yourself I will be looking into get this for my grandson and for some of my own children to help them learn from this.

Nannaof

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I learned of this program through a complimentary sample I received in my Influenster Mom Voxbox. This is something that every Mom needs to check out! It’s fun, engaging and entertaining for you and the children. My son is 13 and even had fun watching it with my 4 and 6 year old cousins. If you are interested in teaching your children how to speak another language this is the way to go, you may even learn a thing or two yourself.
Pebbles
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My 3 year old LOVES this DVD! He is also really into dinosaurs right now so it was perfect for him to relate to. He just started watching it and I could hear him from the other room repeating words in spanish. He was having a lot of fun with it and he was learning pretty quick. I was surprised when he had asked me for tres (3) grapes one day :) So it works and he loves to watch it!
Calicarli
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My Opinion: The animation and graphics leave ALOT to be desired. My daughters are used to iPads and HDTV so this was not comparable and they let me know. However, I LOVE the concept and the program’s curriculum. My 2-year-old was repeating Spanish words immediately and used them later. I was impressed! She really did get excited watching it and I was ecstatic to see her learning so quickly. This would be perfect for early learners trying to learn a second language as they learn their first. If the animation and graphics were improved this product would very much be work the $99.55 for me.
Raven G.
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My two year old son enjoyed watching the free viewing of one episode of the Dinos teaching spanish from Influenster. My son is currently going through an early intervention for speech specialist and is still building his vocabulary. Although he didn’t immediately pick up the words being taught, the show definitely kept his attention. I would really consider this DVD set once he’s gotten to a better place with his speech progress in English.
TsMom
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This is a great program to teach children basic words in Spanish! My son is 16 months old and it keeps his attention. Although he is not saying too many words yet, I am able to follow and say things in both English and Spanish to him. I love this aspect of the videos, that I can interact with him through this program as well! It’s wonderful!
Matixs M.
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My kids are 1/2 Korean, ages 4 and 2 1/2. Although their grandmother is with them during the day and speaks to them in Korean, it’s been hard to get them interested in speaking the Korean language themselves. We currently have a private Korean tutor who comes for one hour twice a week, but purchased Dino Lingo to supplement their language classes during the week.
As an adult, the structure of the videos seem odd at first. However, after a few times watching the DVD’s, I realized the structure is to keep the children entertained and interested. It really does keep their attention and my children love to repeat the Korean words as it plays
M.Hur
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Kids loved it, very easy to use and makes learning fun. The entire series is very helpful, I have been lucky to see this set work for not only my children but our neighbors children as well.
Vturpin
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My wife is a Korean-American and we speak English at home. I purchased Dino Lingo Korean DVDs few weeks before we went to Korea as a family. I wanted my 2,5 year old daughter to learn some Korean so she could impress our relatives living there. I am glad I did it, as soon as DVDs arrived, she started watching them all the time, she loved the animations, bit by bit she started repeating the words and phrases, and she would look at the flash cards and tell us the name of the objects. When we went to Korea, all our relatives seemed so happy how she could pronounce those words perfect. They would point to her nose and she would say “nose” in Korean, and head, hair, hat, etc… and everybody would laugh. Mission accomplished. I would recommend these DVDs to anyone who wants to teach beginner level to their kids. Now we’re back from Korea and she picked up a lot over there, we need more advanced levels. I am happy with my purchase and I recommend.Korean for Kids – Learning Korean for Children DVD Set (5 DVDs), Korean flash cards (100 cards) and a poster
Eoin
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I did not get the opportunity to review this product. I think it would have been good for my 3, 6, and 8 year old children.
Expressionfreestyla
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My wife is Polish and she was looking for toys and videos to teach our 3 year old Polish and told me she couldn’t find anything useful. One day I ran across this set while I was searching something completely different. I was hesitant but I bought the DVDs just to surprise her…
The DVDs and the cards are alright. The poster was folded into 2 halves which I didn’t like much.
The videos seem to be fun and engaging as our daughter keeps watching and doesn’t seem to get bored. Her favorite part is animals and the scenes where the characters dance. Although she is not much interested in dinosaurs, she enjoys watching the videos.She sometimes choose to watch the Dino DVD instead of some recent movies we got for her which makes my job easier when I babysit her. I should also say that the videos don’t only have dinosaurs but soome variety such as animals, 3D characters, quiz-like stuff, etc. The downside is there are many repetitions that might be overwhelming for adults. But for a small child it apparently works.When we visited Poland last month, our daughter was able to say many things to my mother in-law in Polish and both I and my wife were just amazed…
Filip
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My 5 year old used this program to increase his Spanish proficiency. This is such a great tool for kids to pick up another language at an early age.

Esteban C.

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This is my 6 year old and my 11 year old talking in spanish. It is a very short video, but long enough to notice that they are speaking spanish. After they watching the Dino Lingo video, the 6 year old wanted to show me that he can speak spanish. I was very surprised, because he never watch a video and then tried to reenact anything. This was the first time that he did that. So to me I feel that Dino Lingo motivates the kids to speak the different language and not only that but makes it easy for them to understand the language and repeat. My kids were watching the Dino Lingo Spanish video and I am definitely going to purchase different languages, for them to learn.
I recommend every parent to try these videos for their kids. Now and in the future it is very important for a person to know multiple languages. You can go a long way knowing more knowledge. For more information you can visit

Jen

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influenster had it on their site for reviewing and Ive been looking for something to try.
My daughter loves it great to keep using it.
Lovelly
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super cute learning tool.
influenster had it on their site for reviewing and Ive been looking for something to try.
I could see an adult using it too.
B.White
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Upon receiving this demo, I thought this would be like all these programs, which promise to teach other languages, and in fact do not. The truth is that I’m very surprised and pleased with it. From the onset capture the attention of my four years, to the point that he wants to stop seeing them, want to repeat again and again, and I was surprised when I have elsewhere spoken words in another language, specifically in Spanish and Italian. If you have a child and want to learn to relate this to other languages ”is in the best shape and also the most suitable age for them to do, because now they are like sponges that absorb more knowledge faster. This is a highly recommended and the price is incredible, so I invite you to buy it.
Vanessa C.
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My daughter has enjoyed playing with this product. Though she has learned a bit I don’t really see it working for us.
Pethrift
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Growing up bilingual was a unique advantage , and I was afraid my son would grow up not learning polish. This is a great product for helping me start teaching my baby the basics. The dvds cover the basics, are very engaging for children (some of the animations are a little weird). I do wish that they had more products to progress to e.g advanced polish for kids
JJ
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The program comes in a nice and sturdy casing with all 5 DVD’s stored safely within. It has flashcards that are very thin and thus not suitable to the young audience the product targets. The flashcards are color coded to match the color-coded disks, which is a nice feature. It also comes with some posters or placements that cannot last long, since they are paper thin, as well. Although the system will probably succeed in teaching my children the 200 words it promises, I find it rather dull, disjointed and annoying at times. The program jumps around from one scene to another without any sensible transition, like moving from a dinosaur era to the modern period, just to return to the dinosaurs’ era again. Also, some of these transitions between the speaking scenes are long, filled with annoying computer-generated music playing in a loop, coupled with some bizarre action. For instance, an athlete spins its body, while his head touches the cold ice. He is half dressed, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. I do hope that my 1 or 5-year-old child will not try the abnormal movements her/herself. Since the product does not have much of competition, I would probably still buy it. Afterall, it is either me repeatedly teaching my childen the words over and over again, or allowing the DVD to do the job partly, while I get a chance to do some of my house chores.
Jana
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I had a sample sent to me in a mail that had all kinds of languages and I have tobe honest – my kids watched all of them, which was fun, but I was really happy with Russian language episode. First and foremost – it was read by a native speaker, which is a HUGE plus and it had a lot of words. Based on one episode I have I think it’s a great way to add new words to my kids vocabulary and still have fun with it. I haven’t seen the cards, but the DVDs on its own are AWESOME!
Yelena B.
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My sons had learned a little bit of spanish from Dora the explorer on TV< but aside from that had never been exposed to other languages. However with in 5 minutes of watching the Dutch session they were both running around saying different words in dutch! They seemed to have an extremely good understanding of what they were saying as well! I am SO thrilled about Dino Lingo!! We will definitely be using Dino Lingo Programs in general to help advance our children’s speech and language abilities!
Krysti M.
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These Japanese kids DVDs are great. They come with flash cards and my kids both love them. The characters are very creative and cute. My kids have learned several Japanese phrases. I am definately going to check out other languages. I purchased the Spanish DVD language set as well.
JH
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Played this for my 5 year old, but the 10 year olds were just as interested in it as the 5 year old. This is a great program and had my kids completely engaged in learning. Half the time I don’t even think they realized they were learning!
Di2
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These language CD’s are very cute. We tried the free Japanese lesson on the site so far and just from that alone my daughter has learned something. I can’t wait to buy her the whole set and really see what she can do!
C.Yi
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I always am looking to advance myself as well as my little one. What I loved about this one was the colors and graphics really attracted my little one. She really liked the characters and was just as enjoyable as her fav. NickJr. cartoons.
Miche
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My kids loved this DVD system and it was fun and easy for them to pick up on. The dinosaurs were a big draw in for my two boys, but it wasn’t gender specific.
Therosy
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I really dont like to let my son what tv too much ..but this dvd was great for him .Since I speak portuguese and my husband english …he knows both ..and that made him realized that were 2 different ways to talk .Also he learned a lot new words …just having fun watching the video ;0)
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We don’t have any kids. You might call us senior citizens.We’re planning a trip to Turkey in the near future. We’ve used the Pimsleur Turkish language CDs to get a strong introduction to the Turkish language but we wanted a way to get a broad overview of Turkish vocabulary. We figured that a product designed to teach kids might be just what we needed. That’s why we ordered this product.It works! Although not ideal for adult sensibilities, these DVDs provide a broad overview of the Turkish vocabulary. Turkish is presented in a fun way. You can learn hundreds of words for foods, animals, nature, activities, objects, people, relationships, etc. It would be nice if they offered some of the same content in a more compact, adult format, but, even so, this is a good way to learn. Maybe after we return from our trip, we’ll give the DVDs to the grand-kids.
Vanman
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I am a Turk and my wife is American. Since my son is spending more time with my wife when I am at work, I don’t get as much time to practice Turkish with my 3 year old. So I decided to buy this when I heard about it from a friend of mine. Let me tell you, this really works! My kid loves it (duhh! what 3 year old wouldn’t like dinosaurs!) and started to pick up lots of words. I like how this is laid out as a fun activity than some sort of course/lecture. Highly recommend it!
Emre
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My family is going to Italy soon to visit, and I can’t wait to get this in to use.I did the free lesson online, and love it!
Budah
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This is amazing!! The kids loved it. They were able to pick up the language fast.I would totally recommend this product. Worth the money.
Dana
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I think this is great for children if you want them to learn a new language but the only thing is that’s it does cost a lot.
lma
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great way to teach young kids how to learn new words. great for familys to pick up and learn easy.
Stunna
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I’ve always been eager to learn new languages! This just seemed like a fun way to kick off the learning process. Fun for mommies, daddies and children alike, this instructional set is easy to comprehend.
Dj Dirk
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I learned right along with my kids how to speak Italian. Super cute way to learn a new language! Now when we are around our off the boat from Italy relatives we can keep up with the conversation and communicate better! Thanks Dino Lingo!!
Ashley
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My kids loved using this to learn som Itailian. I recieved it from Influenster to try out. I thought it was cute. My kids love it and its easy for them to follow!
Brandy D.
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This product is amazing, easy to learn from. My daughter has learned a bit of Italian with this, and we just started using it.
Marcela D.
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At first, I was a little skeptical of trying the program because my son is a little young. But he’s picked up on words and uses them. You can hear him when he plays saying some of them. really great product and we would love to try other languages.
Liz
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My son wanted to learn Italian he is six..I have rosetta stone that I use which is amazing but beyond a child’s ability and this is amazing my son gets it and connects to it!!
Skinny S.
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My husband’s family is Italian and I thought it would be really neat to teach our daughter some Italian. I watched the video with her and we both really enjoyed it. She was very interested to watch the animated cartoon characters and the learning was easy to follow. I think shes the perfect age for getting the most out of this video. Younger children might not learn as much so quickly, but im sure they would still enjoy watching the video. I would definitely recommend this as a tool for teaching your child simple words and phrases in Italian.
Erin B.
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My kids were glued to this video within the first min. There is great repetition and simple words. I love that it is easy to follow, yet exciting. I have a 6 and 4 year old “Mommy, let’s watch it again!!!” I’d say its a hit!
K8iej
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At first, I was a little skeptical of trying the program because my daughter is a little young. She’s going to be 3 in September, and already, she’s picked up on words and uses them. You can hear her when she plays with her toys pointing to her stuffed kitty and saying gatto.I give it 5 starts because it is not only a learning program, but fun for the kids as well!
Tara P.
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My family is already a bilingual english/spanish speaking household so its great knowing that my children can become tri-lingual in the near future. The kids pick it up so quickly, I have to admit that even as I watched I learned a few things, and I can still remember them like dog is cane, and bird is ucello, the images really help reinforce the message which the translation with the images. I along with my children enjoyed it, and look forward to learning other languages with Dingo Lingo.
Brittney F.
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I was excited to check out Dino Lingo through my association with Influenster.com I lived in Italy and learned the language through classroom study and by speaking it daily with friends and family. I truly believe that speaking it regularly was the catalyst for my learning the language. Dino Lingo starts with that premise and makes Italian easy to learn by letting your child practice regularly with the spoken language. That is how we learn language. We were able to try out the Dino Lingo system in our own home and my little one took to it quickly. I was amazed at how much she picked up in the first session. We are planning a trip to Italy in the Fall so I think I will be picking up the system so she can get comfortable with the language now. Try it out for yourself and see what you think! [...]
Betsy
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My 7 year old son had so much fun learning Italian. The videos were colorful and easy to understand. I had fun watching him learn too!
Mason2005
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my kids were soo fascinated with this and they really enjoed it they dont wanna stop watching this it wsa soo great
in love with this
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A little expensive but looks good overall! I was referred by Influenster/mom vox box. Considering purchasing for my 3 year old who has a speech delay.
Daniellede
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i did receive this item for FREE from influenter.com to test and review. And OMG this is amazing. i never heard of this before and using it is so simple and fun!
please check it out!
Laura rivas
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With kids at home due to summer break it’s sometimes hard to find educational shows/dvd that can keep you little one’s interested. What I love about Dino Lingo it grabs little one’s imagination with the bright colors and characters. The dvd also feature different languages including: English, Spanish and Dutch just to name a few. My kids are in love. I find the little one jumping around singing some of many songs. He also learned how to say “Dog” but he says Dag “Cat” is Khat. It’s so cute. I think considering he’s 1 yrs. old that’s awesome.. My older child is learning Spanish.. Always screaming Hola and Uno.. lol.. She says other phrases but I to can benefit from watching this demo dvd.
Erica
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My daughter loved sitting through the dvd that we received. She seemed to pick up some words she didn’t already know, which is great.
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My kids love watching this video! Since language isn’t their first language, they love watching this and the cute dinosaur characters too!
Bellavivere
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My son had a great time learning animal words with the English video. He’s a little older so he was spelling the words of the animals that appear on the screen. Not only did he enjoy the dinosaurs in the video, the music kept him energized and involved, and got him up to dance with the characters while announcing the animal names.
Elizabeth P.
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I got this off the mom xox box and cant wait till my bf little monster to watch …. This will keep her busy for about 2 minutes lol .. But no i will be neat to have to teach kids how to talk in other launges
Dragonchick
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My niece loves this. She would watch it not stop. It has been a huge help in her development. She loves Dino!
Michelle
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My niece just had a baby so she uses this and it works great. The baby interacts and will make her more bright faster. If you have a baby I would defiantly purchase this.
Chantel
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My son has had trouble learning his words. He works with tutors and specialists but this program has him enjoying learning the words as he sits there and reads them to me. He gets so excited when he gets the word without any help. I am so proud of how far he has come, It seriously is a world of a difference.
Acavano
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personally, my kids used the sample lessons and my kids immediately picked up new words in different languages in a short amount of time.
Crisb
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My son is four and he enjoyed watching and learning from Dino! Great for learning a second language and to learn more vocabulary!!
Nylia C.
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  1. Jessica

    I have been looking for a program to teach my children polish. I have tried tons. My kids ages 3 and 5, love these videos. They watch one everyday. It has only been about a month,but they already know so much. My inlaws who speak polish said they are learning so fast and have excellent pronunciation. This is the best program ever. These videos make it so easy to pick up the language. My kids don’t even realize that it is learning program. I love it! I wish they had a more difficult version after they master these videos that they can go on to.

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  2. Korin

    My husband and I bought the Dutch DVD for our 1 1/2 year old daughter because we wanted her to learn a second language.  My father in law and his family are all Dutch and they speak it fluently, so natually we chose the Dutch DVD so she could speak to her family in their native language.  Our daughter absolutely loves this DVD!  She has asked us several times to put in the DVD instead of her favorite Disney cartoons.  She has also learned a lot and loves to repeat the names of the animals out load.  We as parents have also learned a lot from this DVD.  We couldnt be happier with our purchase.  We are considering purchasing the 5 DVD set very soon, so we as a family can continue to learn Dutch as a family.  I am so glad we found Dino Lingo!
    Korin S.
    Salt Lake City, UT

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  3. K.T

    I just got my dvd set – animals in Turkish. The kids really love it and it keeps them engaged. They really like the posters and flash cards. While watching the DVD and after, they were actually repeating the words they had just learned! I think with continued commitment, this is definitely a system that will work! I am excited to get the rest of the system. Thank you!!
    K. T
    Cortlandt Manor, NY

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  4. Ashley

    We tried Leapfrog, we bought hooked on phonics, baby laptops…of course we did. Was I looking forward to another product gathering dust on the shelf? Well, I was wrong. My four year old took to this like a fish to water. I have never been happier with an educational too than I am with Dino Lingo. Be the first of your mom friends to order it and watch the rest of the moms follow suit. This is one product that definitely goes above and beyond.
    Ashley F.

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  5. Pablo

    Its just amazing how kids can learn a language that easy. My son started watching Dino Lingo DVDs yesterday and he already picked up some words and phrases. He loves it, this is a great program. Thanks.

    Pablo R.
    New York

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  6. Mary H.

    I ordered Portuguese for kids DVD for my daughter, she’s been watching the videos for a week now, and she loves it.
 Mary H.
    Miami, FL

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  7. James

    I think your DVD’s are absolutely wonderful! That is why I also purchased a set for my nephews. My little 18 month old loves watching them.

    James K.
    New York

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  8. Kerem

    Amazing set! My son is glued to the TV and loved every second of it. We are playing it 5-6 times a day.. Awesome way of learning a language for kids! Thanks DinoLingo
    Kerem

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  9. Carlita

    I am so loving this program. It has a catchy beat that my daughter, would love! Any time a song with a nice beat comes on ( it doesn’t matter what type of music it is) she is jammin. She start nodding her little head and waving her little hands and she tries to hum along.

    Carlita

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  10. Allison

    We received our Korean set & love it. She’s already repeating the words perfectly & we haven’t even gotten the flash cards out yet.
    Allison N. R.

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  11. M. Pawelec

    I had purchased the Polish DVD set of DinoLingo for my nieces. They are 3 year old twin girls. They absolutely love it. They repeat everything they watch. I am glad your team had came out with the Polish version. Thanks.
    M. Pawelec
    Bartlett IL

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  12. A. Chew

    I purchased the Dino Lingo Polish DVDs and my 3 year old girls love it !! We watch it every day !!

    A. Chew
    San Clemente

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  13. Deniz

    Merhaba, biz Ingiltere’de yaşıyoruz. DVD setinizi 4 ve 5 yaşlarındaki iki kızımız için satın aldık. Hergün DVD’lerden yeni kelimeler öğreniyorlar ve kartlarla da bilgi yarışması yapıyorlar. Çok teşekkürler.

    D. Demirci
    Kent, UK

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  14. Sasha

    I am not Turkish, my husband is. When I first went to your website – it was through a Turkish friend – I didn’t know what to expect. First I watched the animals video, cats and dogs, I thought they were cute, since my 4 year old son loves dinosaurs he also loved the video. So we ended up ordering from the website that day. When the package arrived he was so excited to open it,there were flash cards, a colorful poster, dinosaur calendar, and the DVDs of course. It is a great program. He loves it. Thank you.
    S. Hurley
    North Carolina

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  15. Jacek

    We bought the Polish for kids learning set for our son, he just turned 2. I didn’t know what to expect, but the whole thing just exceed my expectation. He watches the DVDs at least once a day. I see he is learning a lot because he is repeating a lot. So thank you very much. I would recommend dino lingo anyone who wants to teach Polish to kids.

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  16. Liana

    I bought the Portuguese vesion and I loved it. My daughter have already increased her vocabulary in Portuguese and I am very happy about it. I recommend the product. I also had a problem with one of the Cd’s and the costumer service help to solve the matter was great and fast!!!!

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  17. Emre

    I am a Turk and my wife is American. Since my son is spending more time with my wife when I am at work, I don’t get as much time to practice Turkish with my 3 year old. So I decided to buy this when I heard about it from a friend of mine. Let me tell you, this really works! My kid loves it (duhh! what 3 year old wouldn’t like dinosaurs!) and started to pick up lots of words. I like how this is laid out as a fun activity than some sort of course/lecture. Highly recommend it!

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  18. Filip

    My wife is Polish and she was looking for toys and videos to teach our 3 year old Polish and told me she couldn’t find anything useful. One day I ran across this set while I was searching something completely different. I was hesitant but I bought the DVDs just to surprise her…
    The DVDs and the cards are alright. The poster was folded into 2 halves which I didn’t like much.
    The videos seem to be fun and engaging as our daughter keeps watching and doesn’t seem to get bored. Her favorite part is animals and the scenes where the characters dance. Although she is not much interested in dinosaurs, she enjoys watching the videos.She sometimes choose to watch the Dino DVD instead of some recent movies we got for her which makes my job easier when I babysit her. I should also say that the videos don’t only have dinosaurs but soome variety such as animals, 3D characters, quiz-like stuff, etc. The downside is there are many repetitions that might be overwhelming for adults. But for a small child it apparently works.When we visited Poland last month, our daughter was able to say many things to my mother in-law in Polish and both I and my wife were just amazed…

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  19. vanman

    We don’t have any kids. You might call us senior citizens.

    We’re planning a trip to Turkey in the near future. We’ve used the Pimsleur Turkish language CDs to get a strong introduction to the Turkish language but we wanted a way to get a broad overview of Turkish vocabulary. We figured that a product designed to teach kids might be just what we needed. That’s why we ordered this product.

    It works! Although not ideal for adult sensibilities, these DVDs provide a broad overview of the Turkish vocabulary. Turkish is presented in a fun way. You can learn hundreds of words for foods, animals, nature, activities, objects, people, relationships, etc. It would be nice if they offered some of the same content in a more compact, adult format, but, even so, this is a good way to learn. Maybe after we return from our trip, we’ll give the DVDs to the grand-kids.

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  20. Dmitry

    We bought the new Russian DVD set, oh my, it was amazing, both kids were glued to the TV set, dinosaurs, animals, they ask me to put the same dvds all the time, they picked up so many words, also Russian accents on DVDs are excellent. I definitely I’d recommend it,

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  21. whopping

    My son is learning Polish. We bought this program with the recommendation of a family friend, and I and my wife Magdalena first were first cautious because it was something like between an entertainment video and a game, it was amazing to hear my son uttering words in Polish. Recommended.

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  22. JH

    I researched a lot before purchasing these dvds. I bought both Japanese and Spanish Language DVDs for kids. They are both excellent. I am very pleased with our purchase and would recommend them to everyone. The kids learn Spanish without realizing it. They love to repeat the different phrases. Great customer service. I called to ask questions and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Thank you!

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  23. daddy

    My wife and I purchased the Spanish DVD set for our son because we wanted him to learn Spanish. As a result, it was success and he loves it! He has learned a lot and loves to repeat the words. My wife has also learned a lot from thiese DVDs. Very nice animations, and lots of repeats. We are very happy with our purchase. I recommend it to everybody.

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  24. Inamagura

    I think that it is a lot easier for children to learn a new language at a younger age because it doesn’t come across as a chore to them, but rather a new and fun way to communicate. I looked into the Spanish set before I made the purchase and I am glad I did. The children are able to speak full sentences, although they really enjoy looking at pictures of objects and reciting the Spanish word for that object. I would recommend theis set to others.

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  25. Shannon

    I received a disc complimentary to try out and review from Influenster in my Mom VoxBox. I put it in for my 3 kids to watch. They are 1, 6, and 12. My 1 year old just sat there. He’s a little young, but my other two enjoyed it. They started learning some words in spanish. I think this is a great dvd so you can start kids out younger learning another language. With all the diversity in schools these days this is a major help. Especially since Spanish is a language you can take in school. They can now be a step ahead. You won’t be disappointed.

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  26. Riley

    at first i was skeptical about this product, but after a while my 3 year old really enjoyed using it and learned a lot, i would reccomend this to anyone wanting their child to learn a second language

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  27. Erica

    My kids love Dino Lingo..

    With kids at home due to summer break it’s sometimes hard to find educational shows/dvd that can keep you little one’s interested. What I love about Dino Lingo it grabs little one’s imagination with the bright colors and characters. The dvd also feature different languages including: English, Spanish and Dutch just to name a few. My kids are in love. I find the little one jumping around singing some of many songs. He also learned how to say “Dog” but he says Dag “Cat” is Khat. It’s so cute. I think considering he’s 1 yrs. old that’s awesome.. My older child is learning Spanish.. Always screaming Hola and Uno.. lol..

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  28. S.Gunning

    I got the sample dvd to try and absolutely loved it! My kids stayed engaged with it and I cant wait to purchase the entire collection

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  29. Alexa

    I didn’t know if my kids were gonna seat there the whole time to watch it but they did. And they actually learned!!! I only got a link for an episode from influenter.com but they loved it. I think ill buy the whole set :-)

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  30. Sweetypie

    Dino lingo makes learning another language fun! I never thought my daughter was capable at her age of learning any words from another language but this program makes it easy. What a quality/fun way to learn! =)

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  31. Juliean N.

    The Dino Lingo Spanish for Kids was just perfect for my 4 year old daughter! She really loved the variety of things she was learning. I love that it has cute animations and an entertaining way for children to learn a different language.

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  32. Lisa D.

    Influenster and Dino Lingo offered free language lessons as part of a Mom VoxBox I received recently. I wanted to fairly review this item and not having younger children of my own I enlisted my friends 7 year old. We sat down at the computer and I asked her which language she would like to learn. She seemed VERY excited to try out Spanish (I blame Dora! Hehe) From the moment the video started, she was HOOKED. Half way through she was chanting “Rawrrrrr estes es un leon!” LOL This video was great! So easy to understand and lots of fun, vibrate pictures and cartoons. After it was all said and done, (and a few minutes of begging for a replay) her mother was so impressed by her interest we decided to go to the website and check it out. That’s where we found out not only do they have videos, but CD’s. books, poster, games, songs, flash cards and more! They take learning in stages. It doesn’t seem like anything more than a good time to the kiddies

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  33. Lesliem

    my kids are really enjoying this program and picking up pretty fast too! I will use this with my sisters kids also. Its very fun to watch also!

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  34. Lisa

    I purchased the Spanish DVD set for my 2 and a half year old. He loves them and is picking up new words everyday.

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Latin America

geography and nature

Latin America is a huge area of the world that includes almost all of Central America and South America. This land includes some of the prettiest places in the world, with some of the coolest wildlife. The Amazon Jungle covers a big part of South America, and there are mountains, jungle, and beaches all throughout this area that people travel to from all over the world.

population

About 569 million people live in Latin America, and while this might sound like a lot, it sounds like a lot less when you see that India has over 900 million people alone, and China has over one billion! Latin America includes 20 countries, and the biggest in both size and people is Brazil. Mexico has the second most people, and all the other countries are pretty far behind these two.

capital city & important cities

More people live in Mexico City than any other Latin American city. The second and fourth most people live in cities in Brazil, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and Brazil also has one other city in the top ten, Belo Horizonte. Buenos Aires, in Argentina, and Lima, in Peru, have the third and fifth most people in Latin America.

food

Food in Latin America changes a whole lot depending on where you go. A lot of the food in Central America is a lot like what we call Mexican food, but there are still some big differences. Once you get down to South America, there can be very big changes in food depending on where you are! While a lot of the parts of the continent that touch the ocean have diets that include a lot of seafood and fruits and meats, the diets inland can be really different. In fact, once you travel into the Amazon, you might not even want to ask what you’re eating!

music-dance

Music is an important part of Latin culture, as everything from salsa music to techno to pop to hip hop can be found throughout the region. A lot of the towns along the coast, especially in Brazil and Costa Rica, play a lot of music with guitars, and after a day at the beach you can find lots of people sitting in the sand and playing music and singing, even with people they’ve never met before!

language

The main languages spoken in Latin America are Spanish and Portuguese, but there are also a lot of different languages that are still spoken by the Indians who lived in these parts of the world a long, long time ago. Also, there are places where French is spoken, and several countries in Central America have a lot of people who speak English.

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Spain

geography and nature

Usually, when we think of Spanish, we think of countries like Mexico and Panama, but that’s not where the language of Spanish started! Spanish started in…Spain! Spain is a country in Europe, and it is considered to be on of the prettiest countries in the world. It has mountains, plains, rivers, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean for people to enjoy.

population

About 46 million people live in the country of Spain, which gives it the 27th biggest population in the world! France is the only country in Western Europe that is bigger than Spain.

capital city & important cities

Spain is known for how pretty it is, and tourists come from all over the world every year to visit some of its major cities. The biggest city in Spain is its capital, Madrid. Unlike most of the major cities in Spain, which are right along the coast, Madrid is in the middle of the inland part of the country. Some of the other major cities in Spain are Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville, and lots of people from all over the world visit these cities each year.

flag

The Spanish flag has a red stripe on top, a red stripe on bottom, and a big yellow stripe in the middle. There is also a second flag for Spain that has this same design, but with the Spanish coat of arms set in the yellow portion.

food

A lot of people think that Spanish food would pretty much be the same thing as Mexican food, but these people would be way off! Spanish dishes use a lot of seafood, especially along the coasts. Inland, they also eat lots of meals with soup and bread, and they enjoy using meats and cheeses. Between the pretty land and the delicious food, it seems like Spain would be a pretty good place to visit!

music-dance

Spain has always been one of the leaders in the world for music, and nowadays the country has made the switch from being one of the best countries for classical music to being one of the best countries for modern music. In fact, people come from all over the world every year for Spain’s music festivals!

currency

Spain uses the euro for money, just like almost all of the countries in Europe. Because all of these countries use the same type of money, it makes it very easy for people to travel from country to country.

language

In Spain, they speak Spanish. Well, what else would they speak! But actually, there are a lot of people from other countries who live in Spain, and there are also small groups that have lived in Spain for ages and speak their own languages. Even though Spanish is the official language, it does not mean that Spanish is the only language spoken.

 

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Greek fun facts for children

geography and nature

Greece is one of the oldest and most famous countries in the whole world. Greece sticks out into the Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea, and it is made up mostly of mountains in the inland part. Not only have a lot of the world’s most famous stories come from Greece, but Greece was also the first country to ever have Olympics. In fact, Greece was having the Olympics hundreds and hundreds of years before the rest of the world joined in! Talk about trend-setters! Greece was really at the front of the crowd from way back when.

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population

About 11 million people live in Greece, which gives Greece the 74th most people in the world. Greece is the 96th biggest country, so this is a pretty nice number of people, and it gives the people of Greece plenty of room to roam!

capital city & important cities

The capital city of Greece is Athens, which is one of the oldest and most important cities in the whole world. Fewer than 1 million people live in Athens, and most of the people in Greece are spread out in all the different major cities, including Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Patras, Iraklio, Larissa, and Volos, all in addition to Athens.

flag

The flag of Greece looks a lot like the flag of the USA in some ways, because it has stripes across it, and it has an area in the corner of the flag without stripes. Unlike the USA flag, though the flag of Greece has white and blue stripes, and instead of stars it has a white cross. This became the official Greece flag in 1822, but pieces of it were being used for a lot of years before this time.

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food

Greece food is popular all over the world, and not only is it delicious, but it is healthy too! A lot of the dishes in Greece have vegetables in them, and they also use a lot of nuts and seeds. Because Greece is surrounded by water on three sides, seafood is also a big part of the diet, and cheese is very popular in Greece as well.

music-dance

The music of Greece goes way, way back in time! Greece has been one of the leaders in music since Ancient times, and the things that Greece musicians were doing all the way back then have influenced music all through history. Even though Greek music today does not have a lot of really popular modern musicians, the things that they have done for music over time will never be forgotten.

currency

Like most of Europe, Greece uses the Euro for their money. The Euro is the strongest money in the whole entire world!

language

Greek is the official language of Greece, and even though there are very small pockets of people in Greece who speak something besides Greek as their first language, most people speak Greek and nothing else. This would make it tough on these people when they travel outside their country, but it would sure make things easy whenever they stayed at home!

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  1. massi mark

    you are being rude! you need to stop no matter how boring this is!

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Turkey

geography and nature

If someone asked you about Turkey, you would know what they were talking about, right? After all, we all eat turkey every year on Thanksgiving. In fact, you might wonder why that person was asking you about turkey in the first place! But did you know that Turkey is also the name of a country? That’s right! And if you’re wondering what continent Turkey is in, stuff starts to get even more interesting. Almost all of Turkey is in Asia, but part of Turkey is in Europe! This is what is called a “Eurasian” country. Turkey also touches the Black Sea on one side, and on the other side it touches the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea.

population

Turkey is the 37th biggest country in the world, and it has the 18th most people, with about 72 million people living there. Who knew that so many people like Turkey!

capital city & important cities

The capital city of Turkey is Ankara, but it is not the biggest city in the country. The biggest city is Istanbul, which has almost 13 million people who live there! Istanbul is the 5th largest city proper in the world (which means just the people who live in the city, not including the towns right around it).

flag

The flag of Turkey is red, with a white moon and star on it. The history of this flag goes way, way back – as far back as almost 2,000 years!

food

If you’re guessing that the food in Turkey is mostly turkey, you would be wrong! Most of the food in Turkey is a combination of the foods that are eaten in all the countries around them. This food is from both the Mediterranean Sea region and the Black Sea region, and the most of the stuff that people in Turkey eat is very similar to the countries around them. A lot of these dishes include vegetables and fish…which isn’t quite what you would expect from a country called Turkey!

music-dance

Because Turkey is one of the oldest regions in the world, with the city of Istanbul having been around for a long, long time, music has been a big part of its culture! Over the years, Turkey’s music has changed with the times. Nowadays, Turkey has their own versions of everything from hip hop to rock and roll, but hundreds of years ago their music was very different from this! Back then, the musicians in Turkey used instruments that were a lot like guitars and violins, but their versions of these instruments were all a little bit different, and this difference gave the old Turkey music a very cool sound that no other countries had.

currency

Turkey uses the lira for their money. They first started using the lira way back in 1844, and even though their money has gone through a whole bunch of changes over the years, the lira has been the main thing that Turkey comes back to.

language

Inside the country of Turkey, the main language spoken is Turkish. This is the only official language of Turkey, but there are still small groups of people who speak languages that they have always spoken, there are even some radio programs and television channels for these languages.

 

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  2. Teacher Xher

    Great explanation. Learnt a lot. Thanx.

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İsrael

geography and nature

As far as the stuff you will find in the land of different countries, Israel might be one of the coolest countries there is! In Israel, you will find mountains, desert, forest, rivers, and the Mediterranean sea, and you will even find the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on the surface of the Earth! Most of the people who live in Israel live along the Mediterranean, and if you ever have a chance to visit the Mediterranean coast, you just might choose to live there too!

population

About 7.5 million people live in Israel, which puts it in 95th place of all the countries in the world.

capital city & important cities

The capital city of Israel is Jerusalem, which they also share with the country of Palestine. Jerusalem is one of the most important cities in the history of Israel, and in modern times the city of Tel Aviv is one of the most important cities also. Tel Aviv is the main city for money in Israel, and Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the history of the world.

flag

The flag of Israel is white with a blue stripe from one side to the other close to the top and close to the bottom. In the middle of the flag is the “Star of David,” which is named for King David, who was one of the very old kings of Israel. The Star of David also is important in Judaism, which is the main religion of Israel.

food

The food in Israel is a combination of a whole bunch of different cultures coming together. Israel was a country a long, long time ago, and then, they were not a country again until 1948. Because of this, a whole bunch of different types of food from that area of the world have come together to make up the usual diet in Israel, which includes a whole bunch of Arab and Mediterranean foods that are really tough to pronounce, but that taste delicious!

music-dance

Because the people of Israel have been around since the beginning of recorded time, they have some very old music! Some of the songs that are still around from way back then are called the “Songs of the Land of Israel.” But it’s not just old songs that the people of Israel like. They also like music from that part of the world, like Greek music, and they are fans of the same sorts of music people listen to in America, like jazz and pop rock. Israel also has an orchestra (which is a big group of very talented musicians who play instrumental music together) that is known all over the world!

currency

The money that people use in Israel is called the new shekel. There was an older shekel that they used in the country, but in 1986 they made the switch to the new shekel, and they have been using this for their money ever since!

language

One of the main languages in Israel is Hebrew, which is one of the oldest languages in the world! The other main language in Israel is Arabic, which is similar to Hebrew in a lot of ways. One of the really interesting things about these two languages is that only about 10 million people in the world speak Hebrew, but about 280 million people in the world speak Arabic!

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