- Created: Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:56
Using regular and repetitive methods to expose children to a language is a great way to teach them the language and music is a great way to do that! Our LCF songs each tell a story – perfect for young ears to learn and get used to the story which in turn helps them remember the language. And … you can now access some of our funky animated songs in French and Spanish online for FREE!
“The neurological links between language and music are vast but the basic thing to remember is that music activates more parts of the brain than language does, on both the right and left sides of the brain. So if you remember something to a tune, you are more likely to recall the information than if you just read it or heard it spoken. Have you ever heard a song on the radio that you haven’t heard in a decade and you surprise yourself by singing all the lyrics? Music and catchy jingles can stick in our minds for years while names of people, places, verb conjugation charts and memorized data disappear.” (source /www.everydaylanguagelearner.com)
Kids love hearing a favourite song and will listen to it again and again, and each time they do, they learn a little more of the target language. The LCF Fun Languages CDs for our French, Spanish and Mandarin for Kids club members are another way for your child to keep learning.
- We’re always in the car – you don’t need to schedule ‘practice’ time all the time – just turn on the CD when you’re in the car (or in the background at home) and let the fun vocab rock out!
- Listening to lyrical music in different languages will really help them “copy” the melody of the language.
- Lyrical music helps them to remember pronunciation and vocabulary.
- Kids love kids music! Their ears naturally atune to the melody and words without realising it. They’ll be humming it and singing bits long after you’ve turned it off.
- Stories in songs engage your child!