Tips on Incorporating a Foreign Language into your Child's Routine
Posted on by Rebecca Gold
For Americans, generally speaking, there was once a time when knowing more than one language was considered exotic and a serious advantage. For other parts of the world, like in Europe, for example, a more globalized mindset, more economic openness and more fluidity across borders has fomented an environment in which many children are brought up bilingual or trilingual.
Nowadays, it’s a great idea to teach your kids or expose them to new languages regardless of where you live. Whether it’s to be able to talk to people who speak other languages in your family or friends circle or if they will one day travel abroad or do a foreign exchange program, it can only give them a leg up. Plus, learning languages is much easier at younger ages, so if your child is still young, it is the perfect time to have them learn!
If you’re already going to be spending extra time at home, this can be a great activity to help them come out of extended periods of time at home having acquired new skills. Here are some tips to introduce your child to a new language at home.
Utilize Language Apps
Many kids nowadays use apps on their tablet already. Make it a part of your child’s routine to spend time using language learning apps like Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, Little Pim and more. Do a quick Google search on some other language learning apps for kids, download a few and see which one your child vibes with more.