Little Persian has a mission to provide high quality Persian learning materials to English speaking families.
Little Persian came about organically as our family prioritized learning Persian in order to give our children a strong connection to their rich Persian heritage. Experience as both a mother and a longtime classroom teacher of young children guided the designs to be playful and intuitive so that incorporating them into everyday life with kids is easy.
No matter how much Persian one knows, Little Persian meets every learner with differentiated materials. Those looking for easy pronunciation guides as well as those learning to read Persian script will find the materials equally useful. In fact, the materials are designed to grow with learners.
We believe that each new Persian word learned opens a world of connection to one's heritage and to one another. Giving children touch stones to their cultural heritage provides not only a sense of self-identify, but also a sense of belonging within a larger community.
Family history, food and holidays are common ways to pass on culture, but language is perhaps the key to it all. Even if fluency is not a goal in your household, a little Persian vocabulary goes a long way to enrich cultural experiences. Imagine how reading a family recipe might feel if your child knows the names of the vegetables in Persian. Just knowing the letters of the alefba makes perusing Persian books that much more interesting. A little Persian really does go a long way!
Little Persian is more than just learning materials. It is a movement to connect children and their families with Persian heritage and to each other. We are glad you're here and are a part of the Little Persian community!