Parents Resources

Learning a Second Language Boost Toddlers' Brain Function - 

To check out this article by The Huffington Post reporting on one of the many benefits of language learning for children.

Click the link below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/18/second-language-toddlers_n_929248.html 

 

Spanish web sites for at home reinforcement at home

www.chillola.com 

www.spanishspanish.com

www.codyscuentos.com

www.alphabetspace.com

www.123teachme.com

www.teachinglearningspanish.blogspot.com 

To purchase Spanish songs you can go to :

http://www.drjean.org/html/cds_f/cds_ole2.html

Beginner Chinese Lessons for reinforcement at home

 

  1. Chinese Tones Lesson - Video slide & Mp3 Audio
  2. Greetings in Chinese Lesson - Video slide & Mp3 Audio
  3. Eating out, Restaurant lesson - Video slide and Mp3 Audio
  4. Family members lesson - Video slide and Mp3 Audio
  5. Shopping lesson - Video slide and Mp3 Audio
  6. Jobs lesson - Video slide and Mp3 Audio
  7. Time, Telling the Time lesson - Video slide and Mp3 Audio
  8. Transportation / Getting Around -Video slide & Mp3 Audio
  9. Directions/ Asking the Way lesson - Video slide and Mp3 Audio
  10. Weather Talk lesson - Video slide and Mp3 Audio

To purchase Mandarin songs  you can go to :

 

http://www.amazon.com/Speak-Sing-Chinese-Mei/dp/B0006H5M3M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346890414&sr=8-1&keywords=chinese+children+song+dvd

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Dragon-Tales-Chinese-Childrens/dp/B006077IZW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346890666&sr=8-1&keywords=little+dragon+tales

 

French theme activities site for reinforcement at home

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/french.shtml

To purchase French songs you can go to :

 http://www.songsforteaching.com/store/simple-songs-that-teach-french-pr-57274.html

 

http://www.songsforteaching.com/store/simple-songs-that-teach-french-volume-2-pr-58523.html

In the News: 

  • STUDY: A joint Study conducted by Canadian Universities Concordia and York found that benefits of bilingualism emerge earlier than reported in previous research, stating that Toddlers who learn a second language from infancy have an edge over their unilingual peers. "Exposing toddlers to a second language early in their development provides a bilingual advantage that enhances attention control."
  • BABYCLASSROOM.COM is a good resource and has an article discussing babies learning a 2nd language
  • SCIENCE DAILY: This article details the connection between learning new vocabulary and visual stimulus
  • EDUCATION WEEK: A report on "No Child Left Behind" and single language abilities in children (article)