Best French Language Course
Whistlefritz “On Va Jouer” DVD is a successful way to conduct French language lessons for preschoolers. It is entirely in French, "Oh mon dieu!”
Foreign Language Learning
My daughter was just under two when a pretty Italian lady spoke in her native language to my daughter and told me that my daughter understood her.
I was surprised because my daughter is clearly American and never heard Italian until this nice woman spoke to her.
This raised a question in my mind. Can infants or toddlers easily understand foreign languages because they are not yet grooved into their native language?
Bilingualism in Early Childhood Education
The National Parenting Association reports that babies can learn foreign languages with ease. Teaching a foreign language to children at an early age benefits their abilities to learn the foreign language and any other language concepts.
There is a fancy word for knowing two languages. It is called bilingualism. In a New York Times article, "Why Bilinguals Smarter," being bilingual makes people smarter. It helps people become more aware of their own language and developing an ability that keeps them sharp.
Basic French Language
Whistlefritz, Allons Danser! believes so. The company’s dedicated all French DVD, “French for Kids: On Va Jouer, Let’s Play” was fun to watch, but I could not tell what they were talking about because it was all in French.
My daughter loves French because she is a ballerina, so learning French fluently is her goal, and she is doing great with her French classes. She traveled to Quebec, Canada and practiced her French with ease.
French for Kids
After playing around with the DVD, I bit the bullet and had enough. I decided to put on the French subtitles. Being set in my ways it helped. I am curious, though, it appears to be easier for kids. The ones who watched it were engaged. “Hélas!”
The host, who is named Marie, is very engaging and expressive as well as entertaining. She keeps the kids engaged and speaks French very well.
There is more to the DVD than talking, conversational. There are five songs that are strategically situated between the conversational pieces. The kids totally got with the program and sang along.
I continued to work with the kids and discovered under they three enjoyed the DVD more and could easily interact with the French questions.
By my observations, infants and preschoolers can learn French with ease. Once they get past their third year, it is a little tougher. The point is start teaching your children a foreign language at an early age, preschool. They will enjoy it, too!
Do you think preschoolers can learn a foreign language with ease?
© 2014 Kenna McHugh