Being bilingual opens up a whole world of new opportunities and allows you to openly converse with people from other cultures while broadening your perspective.
For kids, it’s all this plus incredible cognitive benefits!
The sooner you begin exposing your child to a language other than their mother tongue, the easier the process of adjustment and the quicker they’ll progress to mastering a new language.
Play games in a foreign language
Play games like hide-and-seek to help teach children how to count in that language. There are also loads of interactive online games that teach the foreign names for animals, colours, shapes, and more simple concepts.
Switch to programmes in a foreign language
Stimulate more learning by watching cartoons and kids’ shows in a language other than their own. This will help kids improve their pronunciation.
Jam to songs in a foreign language
Create a funky foreign playlist of songs in any genre. Songs are excellent memorisation and learning tools, and melodies can help kids remember a lot of words.
Read books in other languages
Buy your child easy-to-understand books in the language they’re learning. Coupled with vivid imagery and illustrations, these simple stories can make learning much easier. Better yet, get the foreign version of familiar fairytalesales so your child learns even quicker by re-reading stories they already know (just in a new language).
Remember to have fun and relax! Learning a new language can be an enjoyable activity for the whole family.
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