How to Initiate Your Child Into Learning the English Language

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There are many benefits to children learning the English language. Most parents want their children to learn English so that they will have all of the opportunities available to them when they are adults. Learning English as a child is much easier than learning as an adult. Many parents do not know how to encourage their child to learn English. Fortunately, there are a number of things parents can do to initiate their child to learn the English language.

Parents learning English: In order to show their child that learning English is important, parents can actively and openly engage in their own English language learning process. This will make it more likely that the child will also want to learn the language.

Make Learning English Fun: Children are less likely to be motivated to learn English if it seems like it is work. Using games, activities, songs, and stories designed to help children learn English will make learning more fun. Children will look forward to learning and will learn faster. There are a number of fun tools parents can use such as CDs for learning songs, DVDs, board games, computer games, flashcard games on such topics as school, food, clothes, music, animals, time, and much more. Games create a positive and fun learning environment.

Speak English at Home: Parents can help their child learn English by speaking English at home. There are many online sites offering tips on how to speak English to children. When parents are able to speak English at home, children will have more exposure to the language and will want to keep learning. Parents and children practicing English skills together can be a great motivator for children to keep learning the language.

Internet Resources: The internet contains a host of resources to help children learn English. You will find games, fun exercises, stories, poems, and many sites that are focused on helping children learn English online. There are online resources to help children learn such things as pronunciation and vocabulary. There are also a host of tips and ideas on how to encourage your child to learn English.

Read English Books to Children: Children love it when their parents read aloud to them. Reading children's English books to them will not only encourage them to learn the language, but help them acquire a love for reading. Online resources contain a variety of children's books such as fairy tales, adventure books...etc.

Help Children Learn English Rhymes: Almost every child loves listening to and reciting rhymes. It is a great way to not only develop speech, but it is also a great way for children to learn how to speak English.

Encourage Participation: Through activities involving movement, music, and dance, children will be encouraged to sing in English and dance. It is a fun way to learn English.
Participation is essential to learning another language.

Positive Reinforcement: Never force your child to learn or criticize him or her for making a mistake. Positive reinforcement is a key element to encouraging a child to stay with learning the English language. It builds trust, self-esteem, and self-confidence.

Learning English as a child can be a fun and exciting time for both the child and parents. Implementing positive methods and supporting your child will encourage a willingness to learn and retain the English language.

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This article was published on 2010/03/27