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Top tips on helping your child learn a new lingo

You don't need to know a second language yourself for your child to learn one!

You don’t need to know a second language yourself for your child to learn one!

Have you ever been in awe of children who can speak fluently in more than one language? Well, the truth is that most youngsters have an innate advantage when it comes to learning a second tongue, and can pick up a new lingo far more quickly than we can.

With the European Day of Languages approaching on the 26th September, we started wondering about the best ways to teach your little ones a new language.

To find out how it’s done, we caught up with Anna Neville, the brains behind Kidslingo – a children’s franchise business that teaches French and Spanish to over 6,000 babies, toddlers and primary school kids throughout the UK.

‘Learning a foreign language as a youngster has bags of benefits, from developing problem-solving skills[1] and improving brain structure[2], to increasing cultural awareness and academic performance[3]. Not only that, it can be a fun activity that helps children and parents make new friends.

Don’t worry though – you don’t have to know a second language yourself for your child to learn one. There’s plenty you can do to help them without you even knowing a word.

So, if you’re ready to start your youngster on a language learning journey – On y va! (Let’s go !). Continue reading