• 140612 blog 7 ways supportRegardless at what age your child is introduced to language learning, there is a lot you can do to encourage and support your kids in their quest for bilingualism.

    And you don’t have to be a speaker of that language or be good at languages yourself! You could even take the opportunity to learn another language together with your child.

    Here are 7 excellent ways to encourage your chilren’s language learning at home:

    1. Nursery rhymes and songs

    Young kids learn by repetition and respond well to the melody of nursery rhymes and songs. Even if they don’t understand the words at first, this is a fun yet effective way to absorb a foreign language. While you’re at it, grab a few instruments and have a morning of music and fun!

    2. Story tapes, CDs or Videos

    Find your child’s favourite story in another language. Listen to or watch a story about Bob le Bricoleur, Le Petit Chaperon Rouge or Blancanieve y los 7 enanitos. You can read the foreign language version along with your child, or play the CD that narrates the story for you both.

     

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