Little Pim is an award-winning children's language program that makes it fun and easy for children to learn a second language. Scientific research has found that children learn best when they start early, and Little Pim is specifically designed for tots ages 0 to 6. During this period, kids' brains are hardwired to learn up to three languages with ease. Research also shows that bilinguals have superior reading and writing skills, especially if they learned a second language before the age of 6.
Little Pim is available in 11 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Children are guided through the videos, flashcards, books, and CDs by Little Pim, an adorable cartoon panda who serves as the “teacher.” Kids can learn over 360 words and phrases, giving them tools for future success – one only needs 500 words to be considered “conversational” in a language.
To help children naturally acquire a language, Little Pim uses its proprietary Entertainment Immersion Method to keep them fully engaged as they learn a second language. Each lesson has a child-friendly theme such as eating, colors, playtime, and feelings, and videos are kept short to accommodate a youngster's attention span. Little Pim has received over 25 accolades for its unique program including the Mom's Best Award, iParenting Media Award, The Toy Man Award of Excellence, Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, and more.
Little Pim was founded by award-winning filmmaker and language teacher Julia Pimsleur Levine, whose father, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, created the Pimsleur Method. Inspired by her own bilingual childhood, she wanted to give her young son the same opportunity to learn a second language. Little Pim was born when she couldn't find any high-quality language programs for toddlers. Pimsleur Levine spent several years developing Little Pim alongside leading neuroscientist Dr. April Benasich, educators, and native language experts.