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Professor Parrot Review & Giveaway

March 10, 2009 by  
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Professor Parrot

Sound Beginnings

Research has shown that children who are exposed to sounds from foreign languages during the early months develop tonal memories that enhance their ability to learn multiple languages. Simply by listening, neural pathways are activated and sound recognition skills are increased, making it easier for your child to acquire languages later in life.

Developed by a team of linguistic and musical specialists, this series contains the basic sounds from eight languages integrated with the folk music from each culture. This 2-CD set provides 15-minute segments of Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, English. Russian and Hebrew.

Spanish

Join Professor Parrot, who speaks every language in the world, on an adventure to help four children become friends despite their different languages. Through songs, games, dances and puppets, children discover that making friends all over the world is the best part of learning a new language.

This Spanish learning program teaches more than 150 Spanish words and phrases in this 30-minute DVD. Here’s what you can learn:

  • Ask and say your name to the tune of “La Bamba”
  • Play a lively rhythmic game to learn parts of the body
  • Recognize and repeat the familiar story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”
  • Count from one to twenty singing and dancing to the “Mexican Hat Dance”
  • Experience the colors of the rainbow signing to “Cielito Lindo.”

My Thoughts

Professor Parrot’s Sound Beginnings is a great set of CDs. I have put them on everyday for the past 2 weeks and my toddler loves them. I know she is a tad bit beyond birth where babies really get the beginnings but she will sit and really listen. We have made it a part of her nap time ritual or really anytime she is getting ready for bed we will put it on and just sit quietly and listen. She is in the repeating stage right now and I have heard try to say some of the words, especially the French words. I really like this set of CDs and do believe they will lay a great foundation for foreign language learning in later years.

Now Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish takes things in a whole different direction. My toddler and even my 9 year old don’t like to just sit and watch this one. They both get up and dance and say things in Spanish and have an all around good time with this DVD. My 9 year old can now easily count to 20 thanks to this. And it’s such a fun way to learn the language.

I have good news too. I will be giving away 2 sets of the Professor Parrot CDs and DVD. So we will have 2 lucky winners in this giveaway each getting Professor Parot’s Sound Beginnings and Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish. See rules below to enter:

Giveaway

  • MAIN RULE – Tell me in comments who you would give this great set of CDs and a DVD to if you are the winner. (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
  • 1 Extra Entry – Subscribe to my RSS feed or by email (or let me know if you already are) in a separate comment
  • 1 Extra Entry – Stumble this post and leave your Stumble name (I will be checking) in a separate comment
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  • 1 Extra Entry for Tweeting about this giveaway. Please leave direct URL in comments so I can check.
  • 2 Extra Entries – Write a post on your blog linking to my blog and to Professor Parrot website.

This giveaway will run through midnight on March 24, with winner being announced the morning of March 25. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Comments

60 Responses to “Professor Parrot Review & Giveaway”
  1. ellen cunningham says:

    If I won I would definitely give the set to my son. Thanks for the chance.

  2. ellen cunningham says:

    I am a subscriber.

  3. Sara says:

    I would love this set for my 8 month old. No time like the present to give her the best!

  4. Sara says:

    I am a subscriber

  5. Sara says:

    I follow you on twitter
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  6. Maggie says:

    My 5 year old son would have fun with this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Maggie says:

    I subscribe to your feed using live bookmarks.

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  8. Becky says:

    I would give this set to my son – he would love it

  9. sandra says:

    i would give this set to my sons

  10. laura says:

    this would be for my son

  11. laura says:

    rss subscriber

  12. sandra says:

    subscriber

  13. Rebecca Cruz says:

    I would give this to my little 2 year old Gracey. She loves any animated animal and I think it would help her with the Spanish learning process we are doing!!

  14. Rebecca Cruz says:

    I am an email subscriber!!

  15. Amy H. says:

    I would give this set to our Spanish department in the Middle School. Imagine how much fun our Jr. High kids would have listening to these CDs.

  16. dianad says:

    Hello,

    For the Professor Parrot CDs giveaway I would give them to my son and daughter-in law. They have two young sons and I think they would get the most benefit from it. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

  17. Shawn says:

    I would love to give this set to my daughter…

    Thanks!

  18. Shawn says:

    I subscribe.

    Thanks!

  19. ALLY in WA says:

    I have a 1 year old so we would keep these and definitely put them to good use and perhaps pass them on later to a relative who has a younger child.

  20. ALLY in WA says:

    I’m an email subscriber

  21. gahome2mom says:

    I would keep this because we homeschool. Thanks.

  22. T Selig says:

    I would give it to my niece

  23. T Selig says:

    I am a email subscriber

  24. Colleen says:

    I would keep these for myself for my 6 month old daughter

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  25. Colleen says:

    I subscribe

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  26. LT says:

    I would give this set to my daughter and son

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  27. LT says:

    I am subscribed to your feeds

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  28. LT says:

    I follow you on twitter as coloradomommy

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  29. I would give this to my 9 1/2 month daughter. :)

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  33. kaci says:

    I would love this for my daughter. she is 3.5 months old and she is learning to repeat the sounds I make now.

  34. kaci says:

    subscriber

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  36. Michelle Berry says:

    I would definitely give this to my little nephew. He has such a hard time trying to make friends because most of the community he lives in is Mostly Spanish & they speak ninety percent Spanish. This would be fun for him too… =)

  37. Michelle Berry says:

    I subscribe via email…Thanks!!!

  38. Michelle Berry says:

    2 Extra Entries – Here is the link to my blog post with a link to Professor Parrot & The Dirty Shirt Sites……
    http://shellbell574.blogspot.com/2009/03/dirty-shirt-professor-parots-giveaway.html

  39. AJacobsen says:

    I would keep this for my kids (and maybe it would help me too!!).

  40. AJacobsen says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  41. Tia says:

    First I would give this to my daughter & then when we are done with it, I’ll give it to my friend that is pregnant right now.
    nhmummab@comcast.net

  42. Dina says:

    I’d give it to my daughter.

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  43. Dina says:

    Favorite in Technorati (aitmama).

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  44. Dina says:

    Follow you on Twitter (aitmama).

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  45. At present I’m eatching my kids spanish and this would help them alot so I would keep it for my children

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  46. Subscriber

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  48. sandra says:

    i’d give this set to my sons

  49. Liza767 says:

    to my 6 & 8 yr olds they love music

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  50. Liza767 says:

    faved you liza767

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  51. Alan D says:

    I would give these to my cousin. Thank you.

  52. Terry Cover says:

    My grandson would be so excited

  53. Carole says:

    Would love to start out young with my grandson learing by this method- everyone should speak at least one other language.

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