Andrea, Dino Lingo contacted me a couple of years ago and asked that I review a set of their materials. I told them I could only post a review at my blog if I genuinely felt comfortable recommending the product; otherwise, I would offer them my personal impressions via email...which is what I eventually did.
We received a set of Spanish materials, including DVDs, wall posters, flash cards, and even a little stuffed animal. (My kids began learning Spanish at around that time so I thought these materials might be useful.)
Perhaps Dino Lingo's resources have improved since then--and it's also true that my children were probably a bit older than their target age group (babies/toddlers/preschool)--but my frank opinion was that the resources were very basic, of mediocre quality, not well-supported with guidance, and overpriced.
For families with small children, such resources could be helpful as a first step to developing some early ability and interest in a language, but they won't take a child very far (beyond parroting basic vocabulary and phrases) unless other efforts are made at the same time and then after the time these resources are quickly outgrown.
Adam Beck is the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, and the author of the popular non-fiction book Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability amzn.to/22XKuCt and the humorous novel How I Lost My Ear amzn.to/2EsjVRS, both available worldwide.
Amy: Beautiful pictures Adam! The serenity of the place transpired in every pic. Thank you for sharing them
Nov 11, 2018 21:58:40 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, Amy, she got a lot of ml exposure but there's only so many times I can watch a Bibi & Tina DVD. Glad she's back at school today.
Nov 13, 2018 0:16:03 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter's school had the annual lantern pageant yesterday. It always moves me to tears when I see the kids stand and belt out the songs in our ml. This year, the ml kids also recited a short poem on St Martin.
Nov 25, 2018 3:34:49 GMT 9
Veda L: A happy belated new year to all keepers! Any quick tips on how to edit profile (kids’ ages etc)? I’ve fumbled about with no luck. Thanks!
Jan 9, 2019 23:58:17 GMT 9
Mayken: Veda, when you go to your "Profile", there's a button at the top right that says "Edit Profile". Then click on the "Personal" tab (and other tabs) to edit the information. Hope that helps!
Jan 10, 2019 0:14:02 GMT 9