How can I help my child learn and enjoy English?
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Mat Wright

Read our Parents Guides to find out how children learn and what you can do to help.

LEARNING ENGLISH THROUGH SHARING PICTURE BOOKS

This booklet explains how picture books can open up a whole new world to young children learning English. It gives advice on how to select the right books and talks about the advantages of starting to read to children in English from a very young age.  

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HOW YOUNG CHILDREN LEARN ENGLISH AS ANOTHER LANGUAGE 

In this booklet Opal Dunn, educational specialist, explains the different stages a child goes through when learning a language. She offers lots of advice to parents on how they can support their child through their language learning journey. 

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HELPING YOUR CHILD TO LEARN ENGLISH - PRACTICAL TIPS 

This booklet is full of practical tips on how to introduce English in the home. It describes English sessions and gives helpful hints on how to set up and play games in English and read English books. It gives step-by-step instructions on singing songs and acting out rhymes. This booklet has been made into a DVD and clips from the video are available on the LearnEnglish Kids website in English, and with French, Arabic, Russian and Chinese subtitles. 

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LEARNING ENGLISH THROUGH SHARING RHYMES 

This booklet explains how traditional and action rhymes give children the opportunity to listen to and speak in English in a fun and interactive way. The repetition and rhythm of sounds and words in English rhymes help children understand meaning and produce the language themselves. They also give children a wonderful insight to English speaking culture.

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SPEAKING ENGLISH WITH YOUR CHILD 

In this booklet, Opal Dunn explores concerns parents have with their own accent when they speak English and how this can prevent them from speaking English to their children. She suggests that what is more important is being able to transfer a love of languages to children and that through positive encouragement parents can have a hugely positive impact on their child's learning. 

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