Award Winning Producer of Spanish for Kids
Launches French for Kids DVDs and CDs
Initial Releases in the Launch —
Dedans et Dehors (Inside and Out) DVD
Allons Danser! (Let’s Dance!) Music CD
Available May 13, 2014 from Whistlefritz
“A great way to introduce the language to young children.”
—The National Parenting Center
Washington, DC (April 9, 2014) –”Parlez-vous français?” Now your child may answer “Oui” as Whistlefritz, the award-winning producer of the Spanish for Kids language immersion media, announces the launch of French for Kids, where kids are introduced to one of the world’s most spoken languages. Available May 13, 2014 the initial titles in the launch are Dedans et Dehors (Inside and Out) DVD (SRP $19.99) and Allons Danser! (Let’s Dance!) musical CD (SRP $14.99).
Recommended by parents, teachers and critics, Whistlefritz language immersion DVDs blend live-action with lively animation and amusing characters that catch the eye and engage the imagination. CDs feature catchy original tunes and native speakers for an authentic flair! Whistlefritz’s programs continue to win honors from some of the most trusted names in children’s media, including Parents’ Choice Foundation, Dove Foundation, KIDS FIRST! and Dr. Toy, as well as top reviews in such prestigious publications as Booklist, School Library Journal and Video Librarian.
Fritzi’s in the house! But où est Fritzi? Finding the mischievous mouse Fritzi is just part of the fun in Dedans et Dehors (Inside and Out) DVD, the first release in a series of lively language learning programs, which is “highly recommended”(Video Librarian).
Dedans et Dehors (Inside and Out) DVD welcomes les enfants (children) to Fritzi’s house, where up or down, inside or out, there is lots to learn and plenty to do. Explore every area of Fritzi’s house, from la chambre (the bedroom) and la salle de bain (the bathroom) to le salon (the living room) and la cuisine (the kitchen). An engaging interactive format teaches children greetings, parts of the house, positional words, food, daily activities, numbers, and more. And that’s not all! Nous allons chanter et danser! (We’re going to sing and dance!) This DVD will have children on their feet dancing along to upbeat rhythms.
Designed for children ages 2-7, Dedans et Dehors DVD has French subtitles and includes an easy-to-use translation guide for parents and teachers, who are first time learners of French. Dedans et Dehors has won a Parents’ Choice Silver Award, Mom’s Choice Gold Award, Dove Foundation’s Family-Approved Seal and a Mr. Dad Seal of Approval. Booklist praises, “Catchy music, cute kids and clever animation make this a great choice.”
Get in the language-learning groove with Allons Danser! (Let’s Dance!) musical CD, a delightful collection of catchy original tunes and beloved traditional favorites performed by internationally acclaimed vocalists Marie-Louise Desage and Didier Prossaird. From “Bonjour Les Amis” to “Au Revoir,” kids and adults will be happily immersed in irresistible rhythms and catchy songs that introduce French words and phrases such as numbers (“Un, Deux et Trois”), parts of the body (“La Tête), Les Épaules”/Head, Shoulders) and children’s favorite topics “Quand Je Serai Grand”/When I’m Big.” A rollicking rendition of “La Vieux MacDonald” (Old MacDonald) puts a French twist on a beloved classic. Recommended for ages 2-7.
All Whistlefritz programs including French for Kids are available at www.whistlefritz.com.
Founded in 2006, Whistlefritz was borne out of a mom’s passion to teach her children a second language. Motivated by research showing that early childhood was the best time to learn a language, Whistlefritz’s founder Heidi Stock set out on a mission to assemble high-quality teaching materials for her children. Not finding what she wanted, she created a line of engaging, playful, live-action language immersion programs. Whistlefritz is a trusted name in language learning entertainment, working with schools and parents across the United States and internationally to do one thing: create entertaining and educational programs to inspire children to want to learn a new language. For more information and to order Whistlefritz products, please visit www.whistlefritz.com.
DVD Title French for Kids: Dedans et Dehors (Inside and Out)
Category: Children; Ages 2-7
R/T: Approximately 35 minutes
CD Title: Allons Danser! (Let’s Dance!)
Category: Children; Ages 2-7
R/T: Approximately 40 minutes
MomMomOnTheGo and my Little One who is 7 years old and in Grade 1 French Immersion absolutely love the Whistlefritz line of CD’s and the DVD.
MomMomOnTheGo even shared the products with my Little One’s French Immersion teacher and she loved them so much that she showed the entire grade 1 French Immersion class the Dedans et Dehors DVD as a reward to the students for their hard work.
The Whistlefritz DVD and CD’s are entertaining. The DVD has an absolutely adorable character called Fritzi. The pronunciation in the DVD as well as the printed words on screen are amazing in helping your Little One learn their French vocabulary. I can’t think of one thing that I would recommend that they add or change in the Whistlefritz DVD other than adding more to the series.
The CD’s, which there are two of, are fun songs that my Little One loves to sing along with. We are often playing the Whistlefritz songs in the car. If I can compare how much we listen to the Whistlefritz songs, I would have to say that they are tied with the Frozen CD that we have in the car and that should say a lot if you know how popular Frozen is.
We have both Whistlefritz CD’s and it is hard to say which one is our favorite. They are both equally fun to sing along with and my Little One alternates between the two CD’s.
If you are looking for something to keep the French learning going outside of school, or even over those long summer months, you have to check out the Whistlefritz products. I highly recommend all of the Whistlefritz products and they easily receive the MomMomOnTheGo seal of approval.
Make sure to also think of the Whistlefritz products when you are looking for a year end gift for your teachers. From my experience, teachers will love the Whistlefritz products and it is an amazing resource for those in French Language instruction.
Enter for a chance to win one of two French Language Whistlefritz products. One winner will receive the DVD – Dedans et Dehors. The other winner will receive the newest CD Allons Danser. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US who are over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. Please read all terms and conditions found at the bottom of the entry form.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies and products that she loves.