Every child starts speaking a language at a different time. It all depends on how shy or afraid of making a mistake they are. What you should do as a parent is to encourage and help them them every day to improve their language skills, which will increase their confidence (no judging their mistakes allowed!). There are only so many ways to motivate your child to speak English at home. Here we give you a few foolproof tips:
1. Play and do crafts in English - Kids love to play and get messy - that's a fact. What is a better way for kids to start a conversation in English than doing their favourite activities? We have previously mentioned some classic English learning games for kids , and we're sure you are going to have the time of your life playing them. Apart from the games, try doing crafts . Get all messy and sticky while creating beautiful decorations. Speak to your child in English: ''Pass me the glue, please.'', ''Thank you!''. Try adding more and more short phrases over time.
2. Read bedtime stories in English - Before going to sleep, read stories in English to your little one. Try reading some that they already know in your native language - that way they will recognise and learn the words of the story easier and faster.
3. Expose them to native speakers - Starting to pronounce English words the right way is an essential thing to learn at the youngest age. That's why exposing your child to native English speakers is a must! Lingokids live offers online English classes for children with native English speakers. It is way more fun than any traditional English kids academy. Developing spoken English for kids is one of the most important skills to help them interact with other people around the world. Lingokids live also offers an opportunity for group classes with kids around the world which is a great way for your child to make friends and communicate in English with them. Give it a try today and book your class here (First class is free!).
The most important thing to remember is that every child learns and decides to speak at their own pace. Be patient and continue encouraging them every day!
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