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Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards GOLD Award; winner of a 2017 Tillywig Toy & Media Brain Child Award; winner of The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval; endorsed by KIDS FIRST!; Highly Recommended; by Midwest Book Review Children love a birthday party, especially when it's their own. But when is Fritzi's birthday? Join the fun-loving Fritzi the mouse and his friend Marie for Les Saisons (The Seasons), a festive sing-along, dance-along introduction to French language-learning. From l'hiver (winter) to l'automne (autumn), it's a year-round celebration as children learn words and phrases associated with all four seasons. This lively interactive French immersion program engages children with colorful backgrounds, animated characters, catchy original songs, and live-action footage of familiar year-round activities, including sledding and snowball throwing, splashing in puddles, swimming, playing in leaves, and trick-or-treating. Upbeat live-action speakers introduce and reinforce basic French words and phrases through call-and-response and repetition. The video includes an easy-to-use translation guide for parents and teachers, as well as French and English subtitles. Designed for ages 1-7, Les Saisons (The Seasons) is fun for all ages! Make a playdate with Fritzi and friends for this delightful addition to Whistlefritz's award-winning French for Kids series.
Children find the perpetually playful mix of live action and colorful animation in this educational video to be so thoroughly entertaining that the cliche, 'They're not even aware they're learning', holds true. Behind this remarkable feat is the deep care and attention Whistlefritz puts into creating their language-learning products. The immersion method (everything is spoken in French) is a highly effective approach to teaching a second language, allowing kids to readily absorb meaning through context and repetition. This sing-along, dance-along funfest keeps viewers smiling and laughing the time away while onscreen players Fritzi, Marie, and a French-speaking entourage of children engage in a host of verbal exchanges and fun activities. The sheer pleasure of it keeps young viewers coming back, again and again, as they learn a variety of words and phrases associated with all four seasons. Available in digital file or as a beautifully packaged DVD. --Tillywig Toy and Media Awards
As a French teacher and a parent with dreams of bilingual children, I consider Whistlefritz's Les saisons DVD to be an excellent tool for introducing young children to French. If your children are starting French immersion or have French-speaking family members, this is a great way to reinforce what they are already hearing. Even if your children have no previous experience with French, they'll definitely pick up some vocabulary and pronunciation after a couple of viewings. --Maman Loup's Den
French for Kids: Les Saisons (The Seasons) is an educational DVD designed to help young children (ages 1-7) learn basic French. Fritzi and his friend Marie celebrate Fritzi's birthday in this sing-along, dance-along adventure. French for Kids is an interactive program designed with immersion in mind, using call-and-response and repetition to help build the viewer's French vocabulary, with a particular focus on words and phrases associated with the four seasons. Highly recommended for youth language-learning DVD collections! --Midwest Book Review