Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teaching Spanish to the younger crowd

We are studying Spanish this year; a little each day. I ordered a third grade Spanish workbook that has removable flashcards in the back and I cut them out and attach them to things around the house for tangible learning opportunities.

Researchers have confirmed that our brains can easily accommodate the learning of several languages better before age 6. In fact, whatever language skills we acquire prior to age 6 will be stored the same as our first language.

You can print out your own flashcards for free at Free Flashcards. And then of course there are always computer games like Dora the Explorer which are great for reinforcing what they learn. The point is to get your child interacting with his or her environment; this will facilitate more permanent learning.

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