Why is it worth the effort to read books in English?
How to encourage your child to learn English language? By using books for children that are written in English by British publishing houses such as: Usborne Publishing, Nosy Crow, Bloomsbury, Top That or Faber & Faber. You will find plenty of books of these publishers on offer in the Bookids online bookshop.
Most parents want their kids to start learning English from an early age so that they have more opportunities in their lives when they grow up. However, many of them do not know how to encourage their children to learn it. Did you know that learning a foreign language for a child is way easier than for an adult? There are many ways of how you can raise your child’s interest in learning English. Interactive children books such as slide and see, lift the flap books, poems and songs books, classical literature to read in evenings and baby’s touchy feely books for the youngest readers, written in English are one of the best method to learn English.
Learn English language together with your child. You should actively participate in the process in order to show to your child that learning English is important. Take this opportunity and discover new vocabulary yourself! When you learn together with your child, you will bring joy and encourage them to start learning the language independently. Learning process will become great fun for both of you. And there in nothing better than this, isn’t it?
Change the learning process into a play. Children that feel forced to learn a language most probably will not be motivated enough to master it. This is why a play involving different forms of books such as sticker books, lift-the-flap books, colouring books as well as playing cards, board games, magnetic puzzles, ad different forms of activities such as singing, listening, rhyming, and reading books in English will be of immense help for children to learn language. Don’t forget that active participation of your child in that process is indispensable! Your small one will be to learn only when you create appropriate conditions adapted to your child’s character. And they will learn faster!
Speak English at home. You can help your child learn language by speaking English at home. The extensive research conducted last years has shown numerous advantages of language immersion; speaking, reciting and singing together in English can all increase motivation among children to continue learning the language. If you do not feel confident enough to carry on conversations in English, we recommend children books with attached recorder CDs (many books of Usborne Publishing Ltd) or with QR code to scan and download recordings online (Nosy Crow books).
Read out books in English to your children. They love it when parents read aloud to them. Books, poems and fairytales read in English will not only encourage them to learn the language, but also will help them become familiar with the sound of the language which will facilitate speaking and further learning process. Do not concern yourself that your child will not understand much at the beginning of their learning path. We recommend English-written fairytales for reading, poems for rhyming, songs for singing, and many other books both for beginners and intermediate readers on various subjects which you will find in our Bookids bookstore.