Children Learning a Second Language with Cullen’s Abc’s and My Early Start

To provide information on the topic of teaching young children a second language My Early Start ( ) is sponsoring a Cullen's Abc's ( ) video on the topic.
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May 28, 2008 - PRLog -- When should your child start learning a second language or another language? Now!  Today, young children all over the globe are having fun, while learning a foreign language. In fact, Cullen's Abc's ( has developed a video sponsored by My Early Start ( that showcases the advantages of learning a second language at an early age.  

In the video, Cullen Wood, Founder of Cullen's Abc's, and her puppet, Gator, discuss several aspects of learning another language. They cover the age a child can start learning a second language and the different ways a language can be taught. Cullen's Abc's videos are always centered on inexpensive, yet educational and fun activities for young children. In this video, Cullen and Gator highlight DVD technology as a cost-effective way to learn languages. They also offer tips on how to engage with your children as they are learning the new language.

Two of My Early Start DVDs, Early Start Mandarin Chinese with Bao Bei the Panda: A Wonderful Day and Early Start Mandarin Chinese with Bao Bei the Panda: My Healthy Body, are examples of inexpensive DVDs that can help children learn another language. The My Early Start DVDs introduce tones, simple words, and phrases of Mandarin in a fun and entertaining way. The videos’ host is a panda puppet, named Bao Bei, who creatively teaches and connects with the children.

"This video series (Early Start Mandarin Chinese with Bao Bei the Panda) is a perfect blend of linguistic input and colorful images that makes language learning fun for preschoolers. Through Bao Bei's wonderful encouragement, children interact with Chinese, giving them exposure to language and the opportunity for linguistic and cultural growth for years to come!" Mary Schmida, PH.D. in Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture

"It’s been rewarding to discover that many people from outside the United States use our videos to help learn English,” states Cullen. "So now, we are very excited to team with My Early Start to provide information on how children actually learn a second language."

Cullen’s Abc’s is pioneering the use of online video to distribute free child educational videos. There are videos for children to watch interactively with adults, and videos specifically for adults to watch for activity ideas. All videos and activity ideas stimulate young children's development at home and in the classroom. Cullen's Abc's has produced hundreds of educational and entertaining videos for young children and adults involved with young children. These videos have been viewed millions of times. A DVD and CD ( of the most popular videos and songs are available.

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Cullen’s Abc’s is the creation of Cullen Wood, who has been working with young children since 1994. She currently is a Preschool Teacher at St. Timothy's Lutheran School in San Jose, California. Cullen has also authored the article titled: “How to Select the Best Preschool for Your Child" – Inside Tips from a Preschool Teacher ( ).

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