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Making learning English as fun as possible can be vital for children. дата выхода smurfs 2 ds

Social activities with native English-speakers provide a relaxed opportunity for your child to hear English without the pressure of having to speak it. Participate in casual activities like dinners, barbecues or parties with native English-speakers on a regular basis. Allow your child to interact with both children and adults who speak English so your child can become more comfortable and less self-conscious in English-speaking environments.  Set up play dates with other children who speak the same primary language as your child but are also learning English as a second language.

Make-believe is part of development for children. Children can be remarkably inventive and imaginative and they love to create fantasy worlds .  They also use drama to recreate situations in their lives and to deal with everyday emotions.  Children can use their imagination and feel more comfortable using the English they know in a dramatic play setting.

Other ideas to help make learning English more fun are:
• storytelling
• visual teaching aids like short films, photographs, posters and pictures
• drama, dialogue and poetry
• songs, music and rhymes
• dance and movement
• games and manual activities

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Reading aloud regularly to a child teaches valuable language skills in any language. When trying to a child learn English as their second language, reading to him/her is one of the most important things you can do to help. As soon as you can, you should read books that are in English, as well as books that are in the child’s primary language.  Some stories have been translated into English and other languages so you can read the same story to the child in both languages. This can provide added interest for the child and the opportunity to compare both languages.

For parents, you take advantage of story time at your local library or bookstore to make reading more engaging.  Some playgroups also offer story time for parents and children to enjoy.  Children can enjoy sitting with a group of other kids listening to a story, and hearing English spoken by a variety of different native voices can also be helpful. This is a great option for parents who do not speak English well themselves. Children may also have the chance to participate in choosing books to take home from these various story times, which in turn will make him more enthusiastic about reading at home.

For parents and teachers, there are book series, internet sites and hundreds of other resources designed specifically for teaching children how to speak English. Lesson plans, games, story books and plays can be easily found on internet or in bookshops. You can create your own resources that are simple and easy to follow. Even the most unimaginative of adults can make up a short story that children can identify with.