‘Little Leaders’ open young ears to languages Print
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Sunday, 09 November 2008 07:00 PM America/New_York

A developmental DVD series that aims to give young viewers global awareness as well as biblical foundations begins distribution to Christian retail this month by PorchLight Home Entertainment’s new Inspire division.

The “Little Leaders” collection from the same-named company offers four, 30-minute programs about well-known Bible characters that blend live action, computer animation and puppetry in Sesame Street-style presentations for 2- to 4-year-olds.

The programs feature interactive learning tracks in American Sign Language as well as other language tracks in addition to English. The different episodes variously offer Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Germany, Italian and Portuguese.

While watching the DVDs may not teach children to learn a second language, “it will certainly expose their ears and minds to the sound of different languages” at a key developmental time, the creators said.
Describing itself as “a ‘little’ company with a great vision,” Little Leaders has won recognition for its work, including the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and the Seal of Excellence Award from Creative Child magazine.

Little Noah (8-10863-01070-8) explores the diversity of God’s creation, Little Ruth (-1-5) tells the story of Ruth and Boaz, Little Joseph (-2-2) looks at how God guided Joseph, and Little Moses (-3-9) follows the life of Israel’s great leader.

The Little Leaders programs retail for $9.98 each, or $34.98 for the box set (-7-7). For more information, see www.porchlight.com, or to order, call PorchLight Inspire at 615-754-5754.