Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Kiddy English: teaching English to your baby
Hi there!!! It's been a while since I was here for the last time, sorry! I've been really busy with my daily life and had little time for my blog(s).
But I'm back to tell you about a book that I found really helpful when I first started speaking English to my daughter. It's Kiddy English, by Richard Brown (Vaughan Systems).
I recommend it to all those parents who are not native English speakers, but wish to communicate with their children in that language. It is divided into 20 chapters, each one devoted to a different vocabulary area: getting dressed, baby food, bathtime, school, etc. In every chapter, you'll find vocabulary and common sentences obviously related to that area. There is also one song and a short story. It includes a CD where you can listen to the songs and the sentences, to make sure that your pronunciation is correct.
Honestly, the songs are not great, and the vocabulary and sentences sections can't cover all the possible situations that you may need, as they are not thorough compilations. But they are really good examples of useful stuff and you can use them as a starting point to improve your own English.
I was given this book as a present, and I found it really interesting, because I had huge trouble in finding real English baby language.I finally found it in this book.I hope you like it!