Earlier this year my husband and his cousin got into a geneology project that ended up with them finding out they're more Irish than I am. Why? Because my Irish great-grandma turned out to be 100% Swedish. Isn't that funny? That'll teach them for teasing me about my Irish-American pride.
The discovery, however, got our son interested in learning Svenska/Swedish but our local schools don't teach it. Fortunately, Dino Lingo has exciting language learning programs for kids!
Dino Lingo Swedish for Kids is a Swedish language learning set where cartoon dinosaur characters introduce the most common 200 words and phrases in Swedish. The Swedish learning DVD set includes 5 DVDs and flash cards.While Dino Lingo's language learning programs are a bit too juvenile to appeal to my 13-year-old... I just sat down with the tot and we watched a complimentary video clip from the Dino Lingo Swedish for Kids DVD set. Focusing on animals I was amused to discover that I did know a few of the words and phrases already. The tot wasn't as interested as I would have liked... but it's been one of those days when she's just not in the mood for watching anything longer then about 5 minutes. We'll have to give it another go after her nap I think. ;)
In the meantime you can check out Dino Lingo video clips on their official YouTube channel to see which languages would appeal to your kids or grandchildren.
While we'd probably choose the Swedish set since it would give the big kids something to do with little sis, there are several more languages available from Arabic and Irish to Hebrew and Thai. One of the reasons I think it's great is that you can teach your small children about their heritage through the languages their ancestors spoke.
Why not check out Dino Lingo and start your own Pinterest board to collect things for teaching your children about their heritage just like I did?
This program consists of 5 DVDs, 100 flash cards, posters and the parents guide.After watching the DVDs several times and playing with the flash cards, most children can easily name everyday objects and understand basic phrases in Swedish. Dino Lingo Swedish for Kids is suitable for all children between the ages of 2 to 7 years old.
Aren't these cute & colorful?
The sets have different price ranges depending on whether you opt for just the DVDs or add in the flash cards and posters. They make a great Christmas gift for the kid who already has too many toys and right now Dino Lingo has a 10% off Christmas Sale plus a FREE gift!
Notes: I received a complimentary viewing of the above mentioned video clip through Influenster in exchange for writing a post about said clip.