As I travel through France with my daughter, I am constantly reminded that learning languages is so much easier when you are young! Did you take high-school French? I studied Spanish, and it is some sort of strange brain connection that makes me want to speak Spanish when confronted with a foreign language I don’t know, such as French. Has that ever happened to you? Ha ha ha!!
Back to the topic of kids, I was recently introduced (thanks Scott!) to a new program for teaching French to your kids. I love this idea! It is the brainchild of Kristin Jangro and her site LanguageMom.com. With family in France, Kristin decided she wanted her two boys to learn French. She spent an extensive amount of time and money buying all the programs she could find, but found them all lacking three key elements: personal interaction, consistency and progression. Frustrated, she set out to develop her own program.
Her program for 3-7 year olds includes 26 weekly lessons, each with a different theme. Each lesson includes a study plan, study sheets and a video. The LanguageMom.com website also includes some great free resources for parents who are raising kids interested in other countries, cultures and languages.
Glad to read of your interest in teaching children more than one language.
Language is most easily acquired when we’re children up to puberty due to brain plasticity. After that we still can learn additional languages, but probably not as easily and that knowledge is stored differently in our brains. Exposure to a language in addition to acquiring our English should be part of our early education system.
Chem-Dry Victoria says
Thanks for sharing the information. I indeed agree with the potential of teaching kids french specially with ages between 3-7. Good post
Carpet Cleaning Victoria says
I agree with you teaching french to kids is very important these days. Thanks for sharing the information.
I want to enroll my kids on french online classes and I will look onto the site you share.
Diane Zeilinski says
Teaching French language to kid is a good decision. Since French is a great language I love my kids to learn this one so I will try this site.
Kimberly Sewell says
Oh, thanks for sharing this program. This will help my kids to learn french language. I will visit the site to check out more about the program.
Arlene Mitte says
Yes, you are right. I believe in you that it is better to teach your kids different languages when they are still young because they can still easily acquire the language. Indeed, I enroll my daughter to learn French as well.
French to your kids. I love this idea! It is the brainchild of Kristin Jangro and her site LanguageMom.com.