Singing and experiencing music - in any language - is not only fun, but has the power of making people feel understood and like they belong.
It has no age boundaries! Everyone, from a newborn to great-grandparents can enjoy its benefits.
- Songs are often relatable to our lives.
- We can sing/listen alone or in a group.
- Songs elicit emotions and help us create stronger connections in our memory.
- Singing helps us improve pronunciation and vocabulary.
- We can dance, make gestures, get really playful with songs.
- Songs add motivation to language learning.
Throughout the video we share:
- How toddlers and preschoolers can benefit from singing in the daycare or school language (when that's a different one than spoken at home).
- What we can do to support our toddlers and preschoolers.
- How songs help primary-aged children learn school subjects.
- How to enjoy songs with our primary school children and show them that we care about their interests.
- Different ways to explore songs with our teens.
Watch the video and let us know in the comments: How has listening to music and singing supported your family languages?
Resources mentioned and more:
Struggling to learn a language? 6 tips on how pop songs can help
How to learn language through songs
Lyric Fluent (get a 30-day free trial with this link or the code A4MF)
Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in many languages
Find fresh ideas for your multilingual family on our books:
The Toolbox for Multilingual Families
The Parents' Guide to Raising Multi-literate Children
Have fun with your languages!