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Winner of an iParenting Media Award. Winner of a Parents' Choice Approved Award. Endorsed by KIDS FIRST! Winner of The National Parenting Center's 2007 Seal of Approval. Winner of Creative Child Magazine's 2007 Preferred Choice Award.

In this award-winning Spanish immersion DVD, children explore the world of the body and play. Accompanied by young friends and puppet pals, children learn the words for play activities, parts of the body, clothing, numbers, and more! Children won't be able to resist dancing and singing along to this Spanish DVD's toe-tapping, hand-clapping, maraca-slapping new songs, including Los Niños Cuando Bailan, new twists on favorite children's songs Cabeza, Hombros (Head, Shoulders) and Ojos, Orejas and the irresistible new toe-tapper Los Deditos.

This DVD includes an easy-to-use translation guide for parents and teachers, as well as Spanish subtitles for adult learners. The DVD teaches Spanish using the immersion teaching method recommended by language acquisition experts. (For more information about immersion, please watch the Language Immersion video on the company's website.)

Designed for ages 1-5, Vamos a Jugar is perfect for the whole family!


Bright graphics, live-action footage of children, an engaging young teacher, songs, and games present basic Spanish language terms such as parts of the body, numbers, colors, articles of clothing, and more. In a format reminiscent of Blues Clues, the children and the teacher are shown against animated backgrounds, giving variety and visual appeal to the presentation. . . [T]he well-structured DVD uses context and repetition to clarify meaning. The sense of playing a game is continuously maintained. The total immersion technique is consistent throughout and the use of repetition is excellent. Young children will be happy to join in and will pick up phrases and words easily. A short Translation Guide lists all the words and phrases used in the DVD in the order in which they appear....The program is definitely better in quality and execution than Kids Love Spanish and for a slightly older audience than the excellent Osmosis series. Though clearly aimed at the home market, the program is an excellent tool for beginning instruction in Spanish and will be useful in classrooms as well. --School Library Journal

Spanish for Beginners: Vamos a Jugar is a proud winner of an iParenting Media Award, which represents outstanding achievement in the children's product marketplace. The following are the comments of the iParenting Media Awards program reviewers:

Spanish for Beginners: Vamos a Jugar is very well done and would be a great addition to a family's collection. What a great way to teach your children Spanish by making it fun and exciting! This video keeps a child's attention the whole time while watching.

There were many positive characteristics of this DVD: 1. Friendly and articulate narrator. 2. Friendly and engaging children. 3. Wonderful, bright and colorful images. Overall, the [program] takes a fun and simple approach to teaching Spanish to children. While it doesn't use any English translation, the pictures and illustrations are clear and simple to understand. The [program] is quick moving and therefore works to keep younger attention spans engaged, which is difficult when they don't understand the language.

There are many positive characteristics of this Spanish DVD. My 5-year old twins enjoyed watching this show and watched it many times throughout the review period. The main points that they enjoyed were the songs and characters. The songs were up beat and involved lots of action, therefore appealing to their attention span. Although they didn t know what was being said as the whole DVD was in Spanish, they continued to enjoy the show. The characters and colors were vibrant and active. My kids loved the puppets and the children the most. It was great to hear them laugh at some of the characters.

The translation guide was helpful and I think after a few more times of watching the DVD, I ll be able to use the guide more. The guide is set up to be user friendly and the user is able to quickly find the Spanish translation. The DVD was long enough for the kids to enjoy and learn Spanish, yet short enough that they didn t get bored. There is an excellent balance of content and time. I liked that the DVD language was in Spanish and the idea of learning the language through immersion is an excellent idea. The simplicity of the characters and songs are amazing. I hope this DVD becomes a favorite in the household and that even I learn. --iParenting Media Awards

Charming animations, children's involvement, interactivity coupled with playful association of words and the visual screen including music and puppet shows that make it very appealing. This title works well in a Spanish immersion format. Key character Maria, although not well known, is very engaging and has great charisma. She and the children are excellent role models, portraying good hu --KIDS FIRST!