Monday, August 31, 2009

Whistlefritz: Spanish for Beginners: Adentro y Afuera (Inside and Out)

I think it is so great to teach children another language, especially when they are younger. I was recently sent the DVD Whistlefritz to review. I was impressed with the DVD, and my kids were excited about it. I didn't come across any English in this DVD, and yet I was still able to understand what was being said/taught. The main character, Fritz, is a little grey mouse. He hides, and everyone has to find him. I love how the children and the main adult interact with one another. I really like how clear they all pronounce the words. This DVD has a Parent/Teacher translation guide included in the inside for further study. I think the price for the value of this DVD is superb! I think that there is so much Spanish taught inside this video. The songs are great, and my kids and I even danced around with musical instruments.
This DVD is available September 1, 2009 just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct 15, 2009).
Founded in 2006, Whistlefritz was started by a mom who wanted to teach her own children Spanish. Frustrated by the lack of high-quality Spanish immersion programs, she decided to create her own Spanish DVDs and CDs for children, and so Whistlefritz was born and two award-winning titles, Vamos a Jugar (Let’s Play) and Los Animales (The Animals) were released.
Product Description:
Winner of a Dr. Toy Best Play and Learn Vacation Program award. Winner of a 2009 iParenting Media Award. Winner of a Dove Foundation Family-Approved Seal. Winner of The National Parenting Center's 2009 Seal of Approval.
The latest release in the award-winning Spanish for Beginners series! Ages 2-7!
In this award-winning Spanish DVD, it's non-stop fun as teacher Maria and the Whistlefritz kids search for the mischievous mouse Fritzi. Using live action, animation, puppets, music, and fun, children explore their world -- inside the house and out on the playground -- learning the words for everyday objects along the way.
An ideal introduction to Spanish, and perfect companion to the award-winning Spanish immersion DVDs Los Animales and Vamos a Jugar.

Our family really enjoyed this video, and it will be one that we will be using into our homeschool education. If you are teaching or learning Spanish, I think that this DVD is a great resource!
Whistlefritz’s DVDs and ¡A Bailar! CD are recommended for ages 2-6. DVDs retail for $19.99 each and the CD is $14.99. For more information on Whistlefritz or to order products visit

1 comment:

TopazTook said...

I will have to keep this in mind. Nora keeps telling me that she wants to learn Spanish -- hard, since I don't speak it (and it's just enough different from French that I'm pretty sure I'd screw something up).

Are you starting your homeschool next week, in the traditional post-Labor Day timeframe?