Toy Blocks with figure Here’s the first of a 4 part series from your friends at Early Lingo on ways to help your child learn a foreign language!

1. Learn by doing. Play grocery store, make a snack, or take a walk. While you are interacting with the children during these activities, speak a second or third language (Dryden & Rose, 1995)

2. Reinforce with pictures and sounds. Say the sounds of the language that accompany a picture in a playful way. For example, “A is for apple” (Dryden & Rose, 1995; Dryden & Vos, 1997).

3. Learning should be fun. The more fun it is to learn a language, the more a child will want to stay with it. Learning while playing is the best way to learn because it creates emotional attachments, and emotion is the door to learning (Jensen, 1994; Dryden & Vos, 1997; Dryden & Rose, 1995).

Stay tuned for more…..!