Bilingual Fun News and Reviews
Founder, Jennifer Manriquez Featured as a Daring Doer! 2012
Fall 2011 L.A. Parent: Say Hola to New Bilingual Dvds
Spanish for Children 1 & 2 by Bilingual Fun receives Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine.
August 22, 2008
Bilingual Fun Spanish for Children
We all know how important it is for kids to learn a second language and the best time for them to learn is when they’re young. That’s where Bilingual
Fun: Spanish for Children http://www.bilingualfun.com/ comes in.
From the site: “Our Mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults through effective language learning exposure. This will be effectively achieved by continuous dedication to excellence in education and by using proven and successful teaching methods which enable the learner to have a positive and worthwhile language learning experience.”
Not only does this site offer Spanish language learning tools but they also offer classes for young children. “[The] class allows young children to develop their new language skills by interacting and participating together.
Classes are thematically structured and communicative based, promoting children’s ability to be creative and imaginative as they expand their verbal skills. Stimulating games, music, rhythms, games, and other educational activities are used to present new knowledge and help to develop skills.”
Bilingual Fun http://www.ohanamamablog.com/2008/08/bilingual-fun.html
When I was in preschool, a long, long time ago, I learned Spanish. It was amazing how fast I picked it up and how much I retained. I think all that I know, I know from preschool, not the three years of high school Spanish, seriously. That is why I am excited to tell you all about these great DVDs that teach your children Spanish through songs and dancing…Bilingual Fun!
The company was created by a mom who is raising her two children in a bilingual household. The Bilingual Fun team offers 9 week Spanish classes for those in Michigan (where my sister and her family live!) and these wonderful DVD series for those of us out of the area.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
Maybe My Kids Will Teach Me Spanish
Spanish speakers are the fastest growing segment of the US population. Starting your kids off early learning Spanish will increase their chances of better communicating with more people as well as increase their English language knowledge. Jennifer, the founder of The Bilingual Fun Company knows this well and has developed a line of DVDs to help your children, ages 1-10, learn Spanish.
We had the pleasure of reviewing the two volumes of the Spanish for Children DVDs, and my 4-year-old daughter watched them both in succession and then asked to watch them again. Needless to say, for 4-year-old kids who love watching TV, these DVDs are winners! Bilingual Fun even has some adorable Spanish-language t-shirts and reinforcement toys.
July 17, 2008
Today’s featured company:
A little more about them:
The Bilingual Fun Companycreators Jennifer and Mark Manriquez know that language education is an incredible benefit to anyone. As bilingual educators and parents, Jennifer and Mark have turned their love for bilingual learning into a successful, reputable program.
Their thriving local language education programs encourage children and parents to be active participants in bilingual learning. And, their nationally recognized Bilingual Fun DVD series encourages and enforces early Spanish language learning through interactive video which makes learning easy and fun for children. Viewers will be exposed to the Spanish language through upbeat music, chants, movement, and fun activities.
Bilingual Fun’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults through effective language learning exposure, by offering quality programs and products that foster a positive learning experience.
July 27, 2008
Learning Spanish The Fun Way
My daughter has really enjoyed picking up some new words in Spanish that her preschool teacher has taught her. I’ve wanted to find a way to augment her learning with some more fun ways to introduce Spanish, so we were happy to test out and review the Volumes 1 & 2 Teaching Children Spanish DVDs from Bilingual Fun.
Bilingual Fun founders Jennifer and Mark Manriquez make learning a second language fun with songs, games, and chants focusing on key Spanish words. While I expected my daughter to enjoy the DVDs, I was surprised to see my toddler son completely enchanted. I think my kids especially like watching the other children in the video, as well as hearing the catchy songs.
After watching the DVDs for a few weeks, they are still completely captived by them, and the Bilingual Fun DVDs have almost completely replaced every other DVD we own! Both kids are constantly requesting them! Check them out for yourself at Fun Shop.
August 7, 2007
Kids can expand their language skills and learn useful, everyday vocabulary and phrases, learning along with the children of Bilingual Fun as they introduce greetings, body parts and food in this fun and interactive video. “Viewers enjoy Bilingual Fun videos because they can participate along with the real children in the programs, as they learn and practice their new language skills,” Co-founder Jennifer Manriquez of The Bilingual Fun Company told TDmonthly. Launch date: October 2006