One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit that aims to provide every child access to new channels of learning and self-expression, and Little Pim, a foreign language learning program for children, announced Friday a partnership to bring Lim Pim content to the XO laptop.
The addition of Little Pim to the XO laptop aims to make learning English an enjoyable and easy experience for young children.
Little Pim’s Entertainment Immersion Method leads with a fun character (Little Pim the Panda) and provides total immersion in the language. The method engages a child’s love of play by watching real kids and animation.
Little Pim’s method helps children retain new vocabulary, while enhancing analytical, memory and concentration skills. Children can learn over 360 words and phrases using all of the Little Pim products.
“OLPC and Little Pim share a common philosophy that learning should be a joyous experience and that children learn best when learning and play are seamless activities,” said Rodrigo Arboleda, chairman and CEO of the One Laptop per Child Association. “We look forward to establishing additional strategic alliances with other providers of innovative children’s software and content.”