Little Pim was created in 2006 by Julia Pimsleur Levine, a mom who grew up bilingual and was looking for fun ways to introduce her young son to the French language. When she could not find any high-quality DVDs for teaching toddlers a foreign language, she decided to create them herself—something for which she was uniquely qualified, as a filmmaker, language instructor, and mother. Pimsleur Levine was inspired in part by having grown up in the language-teaching business. Her father, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, created one of the most popular and acclaimed language-instruction methods for adults. Creating Little Pim was her way of carrying on the family tradition of raising bilingual kids and sharing that love of learning with other families.