Professor Parrot® Speaks Spanish in the Beginning
Professor Parrot was first introduced to the world in 1997. Professor Parrot makes learning Spanish easy and fun with songs, dances, games, and puppets. Younger children stay actively engaged in this multi-sensory experience designed for early ages when language learning is most important.
Professor Parrot was first introduced to the world in 1997 and received the Gold Star from Parents' Choice. Over the past 25 years, Professor Parrot has started children on their journey to learn a new language and make friends from around the world.
The video was originally put out on VHS and then was converted to DVDs. The DVD is still available today on our website www.firstSounds.com. Indeed, DVDs are not as popular as they were in the past. But, we're still shipping them out to folks. Families and children enjoy watching the classic Professor Parrot video for a fun and engaging introduction to Spanish.
Professor Parrot® Speaks Spanish on YouTube
While perusing YouTube, I came across a Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish video upload. The user had recorded it from a TV using a phone camera and then put it on YouTube.
I played this bootlegged copy for my two-year-old granddaughter who was engaged and excited to watch the video. With bright colors and fun songs, Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish stands the test of time with children. Seeing that young kids still love this classic video and knowing that parents stream educational content now more than ever, I was inspired to share Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish with everyone.
Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish is now available on the firstSounds YouTube channel for FREE.
Free Professor Parrot® Speaks Spanish Videos
There are six videos. The segments are broken down by chapter that correspond with the Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish Activity Book. The companion book is a great learning tool that kids can use alongside the videos to reinforce learning.
We are in the process of locating the master tape. Therefore, the quality of these free videos is currently only available in standard definition.
I am thrilled to share Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish for free so that more people can enjoy this classic and award-winning educational language learning tool.
Professor Parrot® Speaks Spanish Activity Guide
The Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish activity guide is a companion activity book for the videos. Children watch the videos then complete the corresponding activities for an interactive learning experience.
The official Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish DVD and Activity Book are available exclusively through firstSounds.
Professor Parrot® Speaks Spanish Songs
We frequently get requests for just the songs from the Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish videos. Teachers want to play in the classroom and parents or caregivers like to play in the car or times when listening is preferred over viewing.
The songs are available for audio download exclusively through firstSounds.
firstSounds is the Home of Professor Parrot® Speaks Spanish
Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish is part of the firstSounds family. Other products include Sound Beginnings Language Development for babies, designed to introduce languages to little ones. Experience the sounds of language with firstSounds.
Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish DVD $14.95 + shipping
Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish Activity Guide Companion Book download $9.95
Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish Songs download $6.95
Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish Translation Guide $0
Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish Activities $0
We created an easy to follow infographic to explain how Sound Beginnings can help infants become bilingual and multilingual later in life.
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How to Use Sound Beginnings Language Development System: Auditory Stimulation for Babies
1.) Infants are born with all five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Babies use all five of these senses to learn about the world around them.
2.) Auditory stimulation can enhance a baby's brain development. Sound Beginnings language development audio downloads give babies a sound background.
3.) Sound Beginnings can create tonal memories on the rapidly growing brain cells. Tonal memories can enhance language acquisition possibilities later in life.
4.) Developed for ages 0-18 months. Using native voices and traditional music that keep in sync with each language's rhythm, Sound Beginnings is played for infants at an early age.
5.) Listening activates neural pathways and increases sound recognition skills. Making it easier for your child to become bilingual or multilingual.
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Infants are born with all five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Babies use all five of these senses to learn about the world around them.
To optimize brain development, babies need to be stimulated constantly. (See Engaging baby’s senses for brain development). Some senses are fully developed at birth while others develop over time. According to ScienceDaily.com, research shows babies who are exposed to stimulation get a brain boost. Parents can provide stimulation of senses to their babies in many different ways. For ideas on how to engage your baby’s touch, smell, taste, sound, hearing, and vision senses, see Parents.com’s article on 5 Ways to Stimulate Your Baby’s Senses.
Auditory Stimulation Can Enhance a Baby’s Brain Development.
While babies are visually stimulated just by being awake and looking around, it’s up to parents and caregivers to provide the appropriate auditory stimulation. Sound Beginnings language development audio downloads give babies a sound background.
Playing Sound Beginnings language downloads for your baby provides auditory stimulation, which can enhance your child’s brain development. Sound Beginnings lets you do your best by giving your little one tonal memories that can be used later in life.
5 Tips for Using Sound Beginnings Language Audio Downloads for Infants.
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Suggestions for Using Sound Beginnings with Babies.
A warm, motherly voice recites the alphabet, nursery rhymes, numbers and more to your little one, accompanied by traditional folk melodies and lullabies unique to each culture.
Sound Beginnings Creates Tonal Memories.
It is important to note that the Sound Beginnings Language Development System is not trying to teach the language to your baby. Rather, the audio downloads are designed to create tonal memories on the rapidly growing brain cells that will enhance language acquisition possibilities at a later time in life. (See How to Introduce Babies to Multiple Languages for additional information on the Sound Beginnings language system.)
Using native voices and traditional music that keep in sync with each language’s rhythm, Sound Beginnings is played for infants at an early age. Simply by listening, neural pathways are activated and sound recognition skills are increased, making it easier for your child to become bilingual, trilingual or even a polyglot (a speaker of many languages)!
Sound Beginnings for Older Children.
The Sound Beginnings language development system is designed for ages 0-18 months. However, Sound Beginnings is great for older children. Encourage them to repeat the sounds and move to the rhythm of the music. It is fun for them to learn to identify the names of the languages. Remember that Sound Beginnings is not trying to teach the language to your little one, the purpose is to create tonal memories.
Sound Beginnings’ unique presentation of languages is beneficial for children and adults of all ages, so listen and enjoy.
Sharing my passion for the languages and cultures of the world.
Beth Huddleston, Founder and CEO of firstSounds. Beth is the co-creator of the Sound Beginnings Language Development System for Babies and Professor Parrot Speaks Spanish. Read More >