Enjoy the Sounds of a Second Language

The summer is a GREAT time to introduce your children to a second language. Maybe your kids are not ready for Rosetta Stone, but they are ready to enjoy the sounds of a second language.  Here is a FUN way to get your children excited about another culture and another language…music!  The neat thing about singing a second language, is that your kids will simply have fun learning the songs.  They won’t even realize that they are laying a second language foundation!

Our favorite Spanish album is Jorge Anaya’s A Bailar! There are songs that teach the parts of the body, directional words, animals on the farm, colors of the rainbow, the Spanish alphabet and one of our favorites, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. It is a great first taste of Español!

Spanish for Kids: A Bailar!

If French is what you’d like your children to start learning, give Jean Rene’s Uni Verse of Song a try.  It has a nice mix of English and French and lots of songs your children will recognize (like Wheels on the Bus, Happy Birthday, Mary Had a Little Lamb, and Old MacDonald Had a Farm). The mini-lessons presented by the kids in between the songs are a nice touch, too.

Universe Of Song

I bet you’ll find as you listen to these albums, that you will be learning (and singing) right along with your kids!




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