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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Whistlefritz Teaches Your Children French with "Dedans et Dehors" DVD and "Allons Danser" CD - Review & DVD Giveaway - ends 5/23 US

I received both the Whistlefritz's French Dedans et Dehors DVD and Allons Danser CD for free to facilitate in this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  No other forms of compensation was received.

Bonjour les enfants!

Award Winning Producer of Spanish for Kids Launches French for Kids DVDs and CDs

A language course perfect for Homeschoolers!

Meet Fritzi

Here is a program that is made for children 2 to 7 years of age that will immerse them in a second language - French. From Whistlefritz, the company that brought us the award winning series Spanish DVDs for Children, has brought us another new award winning French DVD - "Dedans et Dehors."  Along with a French immersion DVD for young children, Whistlefritz also has two all French music CDs.

Get into the language learning groove with all new just released Allons Danser! (Let’s Dance!). musical CD is 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.

We all had a ball listening to the songs.  All the French in the songs are clear and concise so that little ones can hear the words easily for easy repetition.  Because I had given my kids French lessons, we were all able to sing along with the included booklet.   In the booklet you'll find the French lyrics and translations.  It includes 20 different fun and bouncy French songs.  Our favorite was "Le Vieux MacDonald" (Old MacDonald) since we could relate to that one easily.  Check out all the songs by downloading the PDF version of Allons Danser! translation guide (pdf).

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).

As the music CD, Allons Danser (Let's Dance) was a delight for the ears, Whistlefritz's Dedans et Dehors (Inside and Out) is pure pleasure to all the senses.   Seeing the fun animation along with the wonderful French hostess, the super cute kids, and the huggable puppets, just made a hit with us.  The lovely French hostess speaks slowly and very clearly.  It is nothing like my French teachers in high school and again in college.  I was able to totally hear each and every word that she spoke.  Not only that, even though we didn't know all the words that she was saying in French, but the meanings are obvious and clear.  The cool songs made me want to get up and dance right along with the little ones.

Finding Fritzi is easy as children start the DVD by exploring Fritzi's house.  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.

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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.”

"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 now at, 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.

Check out more of what Whistlefritz has to offer at their website.  You can also follow Whistlefritz on Facebook and receive special offers. 

I started homeschooling my children in 1989.  I was never quite successful in teaching my children a second language.  I actually tried teaching my kids French since I took two years of French in high school and then again in a university.  It's hard to learn a language when your not immersed in it, and finding someone fluent in French to converse with is hard here in Southern California.  The DVD and the CD would have been so helpful for me back then.  Now my daughter has a daughter of her own that she will homeschool.  She is already fascinated with these and can hardly wait to start teaching her little one French.

With so many thanks for Whistlefritz, one person is going to win Dedans et Dehors (Inside and Out) French for Kids DVD.  This giveaway is for US residents only, and will end on May 23, 2014.  By entering this giveaway you agree to the terms and conditions set forth at the bottom of the GT form.

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