As a member of Influenster, I received an invitation to view a complimentary Dino Lingo video in the language of my choice. When I first visited the Dino Lingo website, I was a bit surprised to see such a wide variety of languages available. I thought I would only see the basic French and Spanish, but there were so many others including Japanese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and more.
My children and I wanted to go through all of them right away, but we selected the Spanish video just to see what it was like. The topic covered in the video was Animals. My children are 9, 8 and 6 years old and they all enjoyed and were able to follow along with the video with no problem. We liked the sounds and graphics since they were attention grabbing but not distracting from the learning content in any way. I also liked the repetition which helped the children easily follow along and begin reciting the words themselves. The emphasis on translation from English to Spanish and vice versa helped the children understand the meanings of the words, which enhanced the learning of the vocabulary.
I feel this is a great language learning program for kids. I have been seeking ways to be consistent with teaching my children to speak and understand Spanish. It seems the Dino Lingo videos simplify that teaching and learning process because in about five minutes they were already saying names of animals on their own.
I believe it is important for children to learn another language while they are still young and developing their vocabulary. They young minds can master the difference of language more easily than an adult. Being bilingual will also offer many advantages as the child continues to grow, especially in such a diverse world. I am looking forward to seeing more of what Dino Lingo offers.