Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whistlefritz Review & Giveaway



I am so excited to review one of my favorite Spanish language products for kids! I highly recommend their products! They are wonderful! I normally don't go on and on about products, but I really must when talking about these DVD's and CD.



Whistlefritz has 3 DVD's and 1 CD out that are completely in Spanish. It's complete immersion, but even children who have not been exposed to any Spanish can understand it! I love how they have plenty of repetition, sing songs that gets the kids dancing and show silly skits that get the kids giggling.


My kids love the DVD's! They remember what they watched and even try to re-enact what happens in the pictures. In Vamos a Jugar, they cover parts of the body and clothing. There is a cute scene where Maria tries to put something on her head. After putting on a sock, a skirt, and pants, she finally realizes she needs a sombrero. Without fail, my girls giggle when they see this part. I caught my daughter repeating what Maria did while she was getting dressed the other day. I love how it gets them talking!


Los Animales DVD covers much more than animals. They learn how to say "Que dice el perro?" and other phrases. They count dogs, see dogs chasing cats and much more! They also integrate in traditional songs like Los Pollitos and Vegan a Ver Mi Granja. I love the burro skit when the donkey is kicking things and Maria doesn't know what is happenning. The kids love it and it catches their attention.


I had already purchased the first DVD's and Whistlefritz sent me the newest DVD to review: Adentro y Afuera. It covers rooms in the house and where something is while trying to find a cute little mouse. It covers yummy food and even getting ready for the day. My favorite part is a skit where Maria counts cookies, but then some are missing as the kids take them away. They count multiple times- what a great way to practice counting!


I also received the wonderful A Bailar CD by Jorge Anaya. Someone asked what music I liked to use with my children and in my immersion classes the most. We use this CD probably the most. They are wonderful and are lively enough to dance to. The clear, easy-to-understand singing reminds me of Jose-Luis Orozco, except the accompaniment is more lively and fun! I love El Baile de Las Manos with its simple wording. All the kids in my class love this song!


The giveaway

Want to win the newest DVD Adentro y Afuera by Whistlefritz?




Here is what you do:
Go here, then click on the green button "View DVD Clip" to view a sample clip of one of their products. Come back to this post and leave a comment telling me what you liked about the clip.


After your first entry, you may do the following for additional entries:

-Go to Whistlefritz and find out what awards they have won. Come back to this post and make one comment telling me an award they have won.
-Become a follower of this blog by clicking on "Become a Follower" on the right side bar. Make one comment telling me you did.
- Blog or e-mail 5 friends (cc to wannajugarwithmigo [at] gmail [dot] come) about this giveaway giving them a link and come back to this post. Make 2 comments for blogging or e-mailing.


Giveaway is now closed

Contest Rules- You can enter only up to five times for the contest by doing each one of the instructions above. Contest ends September 15th at 10 PM Central Time. The winner will be chosen randomly by random.org. Comments must provide a name, no completely anonymous. Only USA addresses, sorry. I will announce the winner on September 16th and the winner must e-mail me within 72 hours. If you provide an e-mail, we will e-mail you.

***Random.org found commenter #20 as the winner- Bunsy!

22 comments:

Okibum said...

The clip from the DVD is very cute. I love how the woman speaks slowly and very clearly. I think my students would love this video.

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

"Want to win the newest DVD Adentro y Afuera by Whistlefritz?"

...Would I ever!

I looked at the clip and like that you can clearly understand what they're saying. There are too many Spanish-teaching DVDs that I've seen that are either mumbling or just not clear enough to learn through.

Great giveaway! Thanks!

Tina said...

I like how clearly the woman speaks and her hand motions to go along with what she is saying. Love finding new things that other have tried!! Thanks

Tina said...

Award won - Spanish for Beginners: Vamos a Jugar is named a 2007 iParenting Media Award winner

Only one of 7 or 8 awards they've won. Wow!! :)

Bunsy said...

I like that when she asks questions and waits for an answer a real child gives the answer. Many times my kids don't really know they are supposed to really respond. Looks really fun.

medina family said...

It seems so easy to understand...she pronounces the words distinctly and I love seeing the kids speak as well! The music is great, too! I'd love to win this!

medina family said...

Spanish for Beginners: Los Animales and Vamos a Jugar are winners of Parents’ Choice Approved Awards! They've won many...it must be good!

medina family said...

I think we're official "followers" now...even though we have been for awhile now. Thanks!

Senora Haglund said...

HOLA! Me encantan los videos! quiero ganar!

I see myself, a Spanish teacher, in the woman in the video..speaking slowly and clearly and using many hand gestures. I do think that my older students would even enjoy the dvd...when they have fun and can be goofy, the best learning takes place.
Gracias!

Senora Haglund said...

Iparenting media award winner.Spanish for beginners.

Us said...

The video clip was very cute and she spoke very clearly. It attracted my children! They look like really good videos.

Us said...

The video has won Parent's Choice awards, does that mean that a lot of parents have voted it the best? It seems like something you'd see on an educational channel on TV, like PBS. It looks good.

Diane said...

Cute DVD! The Spanish is easy to understand with the gestures. I blogged your giveaway here http://foreignlanguagefun.com/2009/09/spanish-dvd-whistlefritz-giveaway-at-wanna-jugar-with-migo/. Tweeted it, too!

Tricia said...

I've heard of Whistlefritz before but have never checked their products out. The DVD clip is so brightly colored and appealing! And my youngest looooves anything with music--I wish we were able to see the whole song in the clip!

Tricia said...

It looks like ¡A bailar! and Vamos a jugar both won iParenting Media Awards

Susan said...

I like that this video is teaching children in a fun and interesting way. The Spanish is easy to understand.

Susan said...

One of the awards that this company has won is "Spanish for Beginners: Los Animales wins Creative Child Magazine's 2007 Seal of Excellence Award." They have an impressive amount of awards.

Susan said...

I sent out 5 emails to let my friends know about this giveaway!

Susan said...

I let my friends know about this giveaway in an email.

Bunsy said...

It was a winner of a 2007 iParenting Media Award.

Bunsy said...

I'm already a follower of your blog.

Bunsy said...

I emailed five friends about this giveaway.