Can you tell me the best way to learn a new language? The one that’ll work all the time, every time? The method that will enable you to learn a language, speak it fluently and keep that skill embedded in you for life?
Its easy guys – Just start studying it when you’re a child!
Now admittedly, that’s probably not going to help you much unless your under five reading this, or you’ve mastered the art of time travel. But if you’ve got kids, you should assuredly reconsider a “learn Spanish for kids” program of some kind for them.
Did you know that studying a language happens without any endeavor whatsoever between the ages of 1-12? Makes you kind of envious of kids doesn’t it. And they not only get the definite benefits of being fluent in a second language, but lots of other perks too. Agreeing to experts, children who are exposed to a foreign language from a very young age (the younger the better) tend to also display qualities like:
* advanced reading and writing skills
* richer vocabulary
* increased cognitive ability
* increased maths and English skills
There are some very good online packages around that will help your kids learn Spanish. You can get Cd’s of singalong songs, Dvds of cute Tv shows and vocabulary construction clips, fun interactive games, story books to make bedtime reading a multilingual experience, and much, much more. studying Spanish, for kids, is exactly the same as studying English. They only need to hear it spoken around them, and to be asked for the names of objects so they’ll repeat it for themselves. They need to be immersed in the language so that the sounds and speech patterns become familiar to them.
Your child will be at a huge advantage if one of the parents is already proficient in Spanish. A very straightforward way of raising your child to be bilingual is for one parent to speak in English all the time, and for the other parent to speak in Spanish all the time. Day-to-day interaction, equally in both languages, will very swiftly enable your child to switch between the two languages with ease, which is a skill that most of us adults can only dream of having!
This method tends to works best if used straight away, from birth or when your child is just starting to learn to understand speech and copy words. However, if your child is already speaking fluent English and you want him or her to learn Spanish, too, it’s not too late! You just want to make the caress as fun as possible. Check out some online “learn Spanish for kids” programs and courses, and make lessons an piquant and enjoyable part of your child’s daily routine. Play games, read books, sing songs and practice straightforward conversation together. Come up with a fun way to memorize and test vocabulary, whether that’s using some interactive software, or just manufacture it into a game.
Be creative! If the child’s enjoying it, they’ll see studying Spanish as an piquant activity that they want to keep returning to on a daily basis. And the benefits of fluency in Spanish will be with them for the rest of their lives!