Whistlefritz has released its new Spanish immersion DVD, Las Estaciones (The Seasons). In the 30-minute DVD, the animated mouse Fritzi wants to celebrate his birthday, which is during fall. With the help of his friend Maria, viewers learn about the best parts of all four seasons, from sledding and snowball fights in el invierno (winter) to trick-or-treating in el otoño (autumn).
Whistlefritz DVDs are based on the belief that switching back and forth between English and Spanish to teach Spanish can be confusing for children. The DVDs engage children through Spanish immersion—learning by hearing and speaking Spanish without any English translation.
Las Estaciones is recommended for children ages 2 to 7. Other titles available in the Spanish for Kids series include Cha Cha Cha, Adentro y Afuera (Inside and Out), A Bailar! ( Let’s Dance!), Vamos a Jugar (Let’s Play), and Los Animales (Animals). For more information, visit www.whistlefritz.com.