Did you know that raising a child to be bilingual has amazing benefits for them? Learning a second language develops a child’s creative thinking and concept skills. It can help a child read at an earlier age since being able to think about concepts in two languages teaches them how to use language in complicated ways. If the second language is due to the child’s heritage, then learning two languages helps the child bond with grandparents and other extended relatives.
I was raised bilingual since I was born outside the U.S. My family speaks Russian and so I grew up hearing it from my parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Even though I started school in America, I still grew up speaking both English and Russian. I would love to raise my own child to be bilingual even if we don’t live next to my Russian-speaking family. I have to remind myself to say a few things in both languages to him to try to develop those skills in him. But living in Texas means another language is also important to learn: Spanish. With so many Spanish-speaking Texans, it makes perfect sense to focus on this as another language to learn. I mean, maybe my kid will grow up tri-lingual? Or at least, he might know a few words in each additional language, and even that is awesome.
Thank you Kid’s Candor for providing a complimentary subscription box to facilitate my review.
How am I planning to teach my child a second (or third) language? Well, flash cards, games, and activities are great ways to explore language and promote learning. That’s why I’m excited to learn about Kid’s Candor, a company that creates bilingual education subscription kits.
I received this lovely kit that teaches about plants and flowers in both English and Spanish. This particular kit is age-appropriate for children aged 1-2 years. Check out those lovely flashcards, the cute book, and a toy! The kit comes with ideas for activities and crafts to do, and gives you, the parent, the tools to teach these language skills to your child.
That flower stacking toy is especially fun and my little man enjoyed pulling it apart and watching me stack the flowers again.
Seriously, look at all this fun we are having!
This particular flower stacker toy is perfect for 12 months + and comes with a stand with two flower stacks and leaves, petals, and even some cute animals. This is a great way to develop language skills as well as fine motor skills.
This kit allows us as parents to teach our children while playing games and doing activities, which is wonderful on so many levels.
Are you bilingual? Will you try to raise your children to be bilingual? Try Kid’s Candor.