Learning a New Language with Dino Lingo

Learning a New Language with Dino Lingo

Dino Lingo

Disclosure:  The item featured below is a part of my Holiday Gift Guide.  I was provided an item in exchange for an honest review.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

As a mother I can’t stress enough how important it is for your children to start learning a second language or even several other languages, even if it’s just the basics.  In our world today it’s important for our children to help with securing jobs and also living a a multi-cultural world.  I love shows like Ni Hao Kai Lan and Dora because they started to get my kids excited about learning new languages and about those cultures as well.  As parents my husband and I have decided to go beyond those shows and introduce our children to more words so they can become much more familiar with other languages and also to help them develop as well-rounded students.  Our newest discovery is the Dino Lingo Language Home Education Kit.

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When our (French) kit arrived I was surprised, it was so well packed but once we started digging in to review the items there is so much information in the one kit.  It comes in a box that’s perfect for gifting you just have to wrap it and tag it.

The full kit comes with all you need to get your child started with learning a new language and you can also learn right along with them by making it a family event.  The full kit includes:

  • 5 DVDs
  • 150 flashcards
  • 10 posters
  • a vocabulary book
  • a coloring book
  • world map
  • French flag
  • parents guide
  • a dinosaur plush toy
  • progress chart and report
  • songs CD

You’re sure to spends hours and hours learning from this kit.  I love that there are not only DVDs but we also have the flash cards that we can use in the car and on the go.  We are always looking for ways to incorporate the words we are learning with our children in everyday life.  The posters are great for the walls and having a CD for the car helps us keep the radio off and keep the learning going on the road as well.  The full kit is currently priced at $159.95 and Dino Lingo is currently running a holiday special for 15% off if you use coupon code “HOLIDAY15”.  Shipping is also free for US customers.  They also carry a basic kit for $99.95 (includes: 5 DVDs, 150 flashcards, dino poster, parents guide and progress chart), a poster set for $59.95 or the DVD set for $89.95.

Dino Lingo offers a long list of languages to choose from for your children.  We picked French but there are forty three different options to choose from, they include:

Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bahasa (Indonesian), Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew,
Hindi, Hungarian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (European), 
Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Welsh.

How it works:

Dino Lingo is an interactive language-learning program for children.  Fueled by your child’s imagination, learning a new language through these immersive teaching techniques, has never been easier. Dino Lingo incorporates play and storytelling into their language learning programs; this method encourages your child to start speaking
it almost immediately! Dino Lingo is the perfect gift for any occasion.  To learn more about how the program really works view more on their website.  Be sure to connect with Dino Lingo on Facebook and Twitter.

This program would make a great holiday gift for kids and it’s a fun way to get the whole family involved in learning a new language.  It’s also a great homeschooling tool as well.  Even better the generous folks at Dino Lingo is offering a change for one of my readers to win a DVD Set ($89.95 value) in the language of your choice.  You must be 18 or older to enter and the giveaway is open to residents of the US only.  The giveaway will run from today until Saturday, December 14th at 11:59 PM.  Enter via the tool below.  Good Luck.

 

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Teaching My Children About Virtues

Disclosure: I was provided a sample for review from We Choose Virtues (WCV).  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

My children attend public school and it’s a decision that both my husband and I sometimes wish we could make differently.  When our oldest started school she attended a Lutheran school and even though we are not Lutheran we loved the  idea of her learning about God and what he wants for us in school.  Now that we have two children in school I know that there are areas we have to work on at home that’s either very limited or non-existent in a public school setting.  That’s why I always teaching my children about virtues and now I have help in that task as well.  We Choose Virtues created by Heather McMillian has all the tools and resources I need to help my children learn and grow into productive members of society.

My children are ages 5, 4 and 1.5 so when I got my kit it was perfect for our age group.  I believe this is a great age to get your children started with learning about their charater and what it means to be good people.  The first thing that Heather suggests you do to get started is to take the Family Character Assessment, since my children are younger I helped them with this process.  It was grueling.  LOL.  We all wanted to give ourselves high marks but we were honest and fairly marked ourselves in each area and then started working on the ones that needed the most work.  You can grab your own free copy of the assessment and see the areas your children may need work in developing.

Aside from the areas on the card we were working on I know I wanted my children to work on being Kind and Obedient.  WCV offers a poster that is centered around three key rules for character development.  They are: Obey – Be Kind – Be A Helper.  With those three virtues to start there’s no way you can go wrong in teaching your children about being good citizens in all areas of their lives.  I was sent a set of Virtue Flash Cards for Families.   These beautifully illustrated cards feature a virtue on the front and on the back it has a catchphrase, antonyms and (on my NIV version) a bible verse to memorize.  My cards are the NIV version but you can also purchase the King James and Public School versions as well.  The Public School option does not feature bible verses for memorization.

Parenting Cards Set

Other items that can be used as a part of WCV line are:

  • Parenting Cards: include the name of our featured “Virtue Kid” with an inspiring story, a Virtue users challenge, “What to say after ‘I’m sorry'”, the Virtue catchphrase, antonyms for the Virtue, and a Bible memory verse…all to help you Simply Inspire Character that Lasts.  Priced at $34.99
  • Kids of VirtueVille Coloring pages: Color all the virtue kids.  Priced at $3.00
  • Butterfly Award: To award your child for constantly displaying virtues.
  • Memory Verses, Bible Heroes and Truths: To help with building character and additional bible education.  Free Download.
  • And much more…

You can also pick up one of the different kits that feature products based on the kit and your needs.  The Home Schooling Kit comes with just about everything in the program.  It’s priced at $98.99 but if you use coupon code HOME20 for the rest of March and all of April you can save 20% off your purchase.  If that is out of your budget you can also purchase the Parent’s Kit, priced at $69.98 and use coupon code VIRTUE15 to save 15% off your purchases.  If you need help deciding be sure to visit their product comparison page to learn more about the different options.  Also connect with We Choose Virtues on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

With our new products in hand we are all set and ready to learn more about character and being great citizens as a family unit.  It’s not just our children but it helps remind my husband and I both of things and areas we can improve on.  These tools are great for all parents whether your children are home schooled or if they attend public school like mines.  It’s also great for church Sunday Schools.  Also because there are different versions they would make great gifts for your grand-kids, nieces, nephews, pretty much any child in your life.  The best part is that with prices starting at Free to $98.99 there is something for everyone.  I hope you stop by their site and give something a try.

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Educational Insights Giveaway – Over

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I love Educational Insights.  I actually shopped with them before and I loved the products that we got from them.  They were great for classroom gifts for my daughter’s Pre-K class.  There is so much for you to choose from and its all categorized by age, subject or skill.  This is also a great resource for any home schooling parent or for when kids are on summer break and need things to do so their skills remain sharp.  Here’s some of our favorite products from the site.

USA Map to help kids learn the states, capitals and more
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Nicki’s Random Musings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.