Engaging in English with your child at home is one of the things parents can do to help children communicate naturally. In today’s world condition, English is no longer America or England, but globalized. This means that English is used all over the world and the requirement for children in the new century is not use it as native as,but use it to listening and speaking English everyday, communicate good with friends world.
Communicate in English
When you eat, wash dishes, study, go to sleep … whatever context, parents can start practicing habits in listening and speaking English everyday with children. The ability to acquire a foreign language is not as fast as your mother tongue, so before you can use long conversations, you need to get your child acquainted with the vocabulary of simple topics such as numbers, weekdays and month of the year, colors, objects, body parts, toys, clothes, animals, food …
Watch English movies
Young children are always attracted by the image and sound. Therefore, English films are the ideal choice for your child to get used to the tone and native language. Parents only need to spend 15 to 30 minutes watching a short film in English with their children, then ask the child for the name and the main content to attract the child’s attention to listening to the dialogue. In addition, TV shows and short advertisements on Youtube also help make the practice in listening and speaking English everyday more and more familiar to parents and children.
Listen to music
Just like watching movies, cheerful melodies in English will naturally attract children. Parents need to choose songs with simple lyrics, easy to understand so that children can sing along. Also, from the lyrics, you can also transform into fresh melodies to better understand the meaning of the song.
Read stories or document English
Many parents have a habit of telling tales to children every night to help children develop their imagination and fall asleep. Between the stories in Vietnamese, you can use bilingual story or simple English cartoon to help children relax and have more vocabulary.
Listen to the radio in English unconsciously
The brain is always active, even if we are sleeping or have no sense of learning, remembering. Thus, parents can give their children listening unconscious English to flow the natural sound into the head, to help children easily absorb tone of native speakers and the practice in listening and speaking English everyday better.