It’s important to start teaching English to your children as early as possible. However, this doesn’t mean you should follow a set of rigid rules or pressure your child into learning. Many parents have found that when they allow their children to learn naturally—by reading books, watching movies and videos, singing songs, and writing letters—their kids make more progress than if they were forced to take classes or complete homework assignments. Here are some suggestions on how you can help your child learn English in a natural and fun way:
Don’t Limit Their Exposure to English at Home
- Make sure your child hears English spoken by you and other family members.
- Let your child listen to English music, watch English TV shows and movies, read books in the language, and surf websites are written in English.
- Set the example by speaking English at home as much as possible.
Read Books to Your Child and Encourage Them to Read
Reading is the best way to learn a language because it helps a child improve his or her vocabulary, comprehension, writing skills, listening skills, and pronunciation. Reading also helps with grammar and spelling. The more books you read to your child or encourage your child to read on their own, the better Englishtheye will speak.
One of the biggest challenges for children learning English as an additional language is that they do not have good models for how English sounds when spoken correctly. This can be especially true if you are from outside North America or Great Britain where people speak with different accents than those in North America or Great Britain (e.g., Australia).
Use Music and Movies to Your Advantage
- Music and movies are the best way to learn a new language.
- Use music and movies to teach your child English.
- Use popular pop songs that everyone knows, like “Happy” by Pharrell Williams or “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys.
- Find movies with subtitles in English so you can understand what is being said while also helping your child learn English at the same time.
Attend an ESL Summer Camp
Attending an ESL summer camp is a great way for your child to learn about other cultures and countries. They are also a fun way to make friends with other children who are learning English. Not only do these camps help children improve their English skills, but they also provide them with an opportunity to learn about different countries around the world.
Practice Speaking with Your Child
- Speak to your child in English.
- Use simple vocabulary.
- Use repetition and body language.
- Be patient, enthusiastic, and consistent.
- Be creative when you can’t think of the right word or phrase at the moment (but don’t make up words).
- Be flexible – if they want to talk about something else, let them!
Children learn English naturally if you give them the opportunity.
Children learn English naturally if you give them the opportunity. They are naturally curious and will learn English if exposed to it. Children are more likely to learn English at home if their parents speak it with them and read stories in English.
Children have a natural ability to pick up languages, so learning should be fun and meaningful for them. For example, parents can create a book of family photos where the child can point out objects like cars or flowers; ask questions such as ‘Where is grandma’s house?’; or explain things like ‘This is what grandpa looks like when he smiles!’
When children have this kind of opportunity, they will feel connected with each other as well as their environment because these activities require language skills that help children understand who we are and where we come from within our family history – something deeply meaningful for all children
But whatever method you choose, you should always remember that your child is a unique individual and what works for someone else may not work for them. Take the time to get to know your child and how they learn best and then tailor any method accordingly.