Friday, May 20, 2011

counting in French

Un deux trois on y va
quatre cinque six mon petit fils
sept huit neuf manger un oeuf
dix onze douze sur la pelouse

Learning body parts

Beau front -- czyli zabawa z dzieckiem w naukę części twarzy

How to teach with story telling

Comment lire une histoire. How to read a story... it can be sometimes hard when a child is active like mine
Czytanie książek w łóżku może być trudne gdy dziecko jest tak aktywne jak moje. Ale ... dajemy radę :))

Tell the story with gestures

How to tell a story with gestures...
and the story is Le royaume de Dieu est comme une graine de moutarde...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

preparing for the bath.. can be quite long

into the water

in the water

learning body parts in the bath

this is how you can teach body parts and prepositions

bathroom English 2

bathroom English

what are you hiding?

let's brush your teeth

What matches what

a child always speaks his mother tongue, he asks questions and answers in it.
but i can see that he understands English... one day he ll start to answer in English ...

Saying hello

sometimes a child reeeally wants mummy to speak Polish not English heheh
what to do? let it be

czasem dziecko naprawdę chce żeby mama mówiła tylko po Polsku
i co wtedy? nic. mówimy po polsku... trochę i wracamy do angielskiego jak się da

bored or tired child

sometimes a child doesn't want to listen to a book in English or... to any book at all

Saturday, March 5, 2011

a child singing in English and playing the guitar :)

Mikolaj likes some songs of Helen Doron. especially the ones with the word "morning"
he tries to sing it, no, he sings it and plays the guitar :)

Reading fairy tales to a child

how to read a long fairy tale to a 2 year old?
not to read it, or not in full. point to pictures, ask questions, make sounds... reading the most important, tell a story in your own words

Teaching animal sounds and some other

while reading a book in English --- here goes my puffer train, we can teach different typically English sounds like animal sounds or machines' sounds or splish splash sound of the nature

Czytanie książki po angielsku może być sposobem na uczenie odgłosów natury

rajstopki stockings - using the word's melody

you can teach a child clothes names while putting some clothes on him...
you can also make use of some rhyming words or find the similarities -- it is easier to a child to remember
same way as it is easier to learn when we listen to words which are sung

Mikolaj nicely saying -- cho cho train

hmmm, I would advise, as a teaching mum, never to give up on your child. he most of the time doesnt want to speak, learn... mine says -- Cicho! Silence! when I speak a foreign language too often when he doesnt want to hear it. he is in a process of learning Polish after all. and it's the most important

but a child does learn , all the time, and he does repeat, and does remember words and recognises them even when we could think he has all forgotten
just keep on going, the routine, repetitions and consequence is the road to success :)

a child still doesnt want to learn

but learns therefore the word NO to perfection :)

sometimes a child just doesnt want to learn

teaching body parts after bathing

trying to sing in French

children sometimes get naughty when we teach... or rather they are naughty most of the time :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

trois petit canards - une chanson dans le bain

I am happy I am sad

A child understands what I am asking about

I ask questions in French and get answers in Polish. maybe mixed up but all correct. so the child understand French... it s all i wanted.

Ja pytam po francusku , en francais - ou est le bateau? a dziecko mówi -- Tutaj. (ici, here :)

ou est le bateau

Mikołaj singing Bob the builder

I think that a good way to teach children languages is to buy them toys that sing and speak in a foreign language. Not really a book which reads the story. I think that a story should be read mostly by parents or teachers, but toys are a good idea...
It s like talking to a foreigner :) in a way

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The crab chant

The crab chant and how to do it :)

Reading French books 2

we are reading a book about a teddy bear

Reading French books 1

Evening French speaking after bathing

games to play

French game, you play it by walking with your fingers on the body of the child and chanting the verses
there is lots of laugh and gigles

Un crabe mefie toi , ca marche ca marche
un crabe mefie toi , ca pince quelquefois

English version is the translation of French, I do not know the English original

the crab be careful the crab be careful
the crab is walking towards you
the crab be careful the crab be careful
the crab is biting sometimes

in Polish we say - cancer not crab,

idzie rak nieborak jak uszczypnie będzie znak
idzie rak nieborak jak uszczypnie będzieeeee znak!

watch the movie on youtube soon

A French evening story

What exactly can you do to teach?

I will tell you how I teach languages to my child:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we learn French
Thursday, Friday and Saturday we learn English.
Sunday is a purely Polish day.

What do I do?

I read foreign books for goodnight, before putting him to bed.
I let him listen to foreign songs.
I let him watch foreign children films.
I play with him with his bath rubbers toys, speak to him in a foreign language, and I show him stickers on the bathroom wall, during his evening bath.
I let him listen to foreign audio stories.
I play games (using the body, fingers, singing songs with actions) with my child

How to teach languages to children

Easy cheesy :))
just watch my movies here
and download props and copy ideas