World Book Day: How can you help your kids to enjoy reading?
The one thing that helps develop our kids’ linguistic skills the most is interaction, simple real live communication.
This is why reading aloud is such an important vocabulary builder. Picture books help us use new words and expressions that are not necessarily part of the daily, active vocabulary we use with our kids.
How to integrate reading aloud into our daily routine and conversations
No matter if your kids speak one or many languages, here is some help on how to make reading with or reading to your kids more fun, for all parties. Also, it is so important to understand why starting to “interact” with books early on in life and continuing as long as possible is laying the foundations of our linguistic abilities.
Some great advice to make reading aloud more fun
How to Make the Most of Reading Aloud to Your Kids in Two or More Languages
Tips that make reading aloud in two languages more fun by TimTimTom
Why storytelling is so important for brain and language development
The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains
Books are a great aid for storytelling by Lifehacker
How to harness the power of storytelling with books
3 Things You Can Do to Help Fuel Your Toddler’s Language Development
Here are some science-backed ideas by Brightly
Practical Reading advise when reading in more than one language to small and big kids
Bilingual Kids? Use Books for More Fun with Languages
Practical tips in TimTimTom’s guest blog on Pragmatic Mom
A bilingual and personalised story that will spark your kid’s imagination and language ability.
You can customize the name and look of the child and choose any combination of two out of ten available languages.
(Some available language combinations: English-Spanish, English-German, English-Russian, English-Chinese, English-Portuguese, English-Italian, English-Dutch, English-French, French-German, Russian-German, Spanish-German.)
The books are now also available in one language
TimTimTom – Reading in Two Languages is Double the Fun