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Too much English
on 3 January 2013
These are lovely, entertaining dvds for my 2 year old boys and they will probably pick up a few French words, which would be great. However, the English/French ratio is about 95:5. The creators of this dvd have missed so many opportunities to include some more basic French, particularly in the colours dvd, which is almost entirely English. The characters even include a colours game almost entirely in English. I cannot understand this at all. My 2 year olds and 6 year old also watch Arabic dvds, which do not include one word of English (English subtitles for me) and they absolutely love it and learn from it also. I believe children should be immersed in a language to learn it, and not just hear their own language with a few token French words thrown in.
In short, the dvd is fun and entertaining for toddlers, but will not have them speaking French any time soon. There is not one complete French sentence in the entire thing.