- Your voice is your baby’s favourite music so sing to her, even if you don’t think you’re a brilliant singer, or if you think your French accent isn’t up to scratch. Your baby won’t judge you.
- Turn off the TV or radio so your child can hear your voice.
- Don’t worry if you don’t know any French songs. Sing bits of the songs you have picked up in class or use a CD to help. There are many good resources online or you could pick up a copy of LingoTunes.
- Look at your baby as you sing or chant and see how he reacts to different parts of the rhyme.
- Young children learn best through play, so make songs and rhymes fun. This is why LingoTunes tracks are all action songs and rhymes. Change the sound of your voice, use actions or add your child’s name or the names of family and friends.
- When your baby or toddler joins in, show that you’ve noticed by giving lots of encouragement.
- Even if your toddler is just beginning to talk, remember that listening is just as important, especially for learning a foreign language. Listen to his reaction to the song or rhyme.
Babies and young children love songs and rhymes, especially hearing the sound of your voice. And they’re a great way to help your child’s talking and listening skills in a foreign language.
Lingotot foreign language sessions introduce babies, toddlers and young children to a new language through stories, songs, games and play.