Welcome, Guest.
Please sign in or you can click here to register an account for free.
Did not receive activation email?

Refer-a-Friend and earn loyalty points!
[6 Sep] Get the BEST of BrillKids at a VERY SPECIAL price (for a limited time only!) (More...)

[05 Apr] BrillKids HQ is relocating: there may be minor shipping delays (More...)

[17 Jan] Looking for WINK TO LEARN coupons? New coupons now available for redemption! (More...)

[22 Jul] More SPEEKEE coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[22 Mar] Important Announcement Regarding License Keys and Usage of BrillKids Products (More...)

[26 Feb] MORE Wink to Learn coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[08 Jun] NEW: Vietnamese Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[15 May] Hello Pal Social Language Learning App Has Launched! (More...)

[3 Mar] Update: Hello Pal now Beta Testing! (What We've Been Up To) (More...)

[11 Feb] Sign up for our Little Reader Vietnamese Beta Testing Program! (Sign ups open until FEB. 15, 2015 ONLY!) (More...)

[26 Jan] More Wink to Learn coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[18 Nov] Get your Arabic Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[21 Oct] EEECF News: Get 30% Off from Hoffman Academy! (More...)

[22 Sep] The EEECF is now registered in the UN and we now accept donations! (More...)

[13 Aug] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) is now a registered charity on AMAZON SMILE! (More...)

[12 Aug] ALL-NEW Transportation & Traffic Category Pack for Little Reader!(More...)

[21 Jul] Get 10% off our NEW Actions and Motions Category Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[14 Jul] Get 10% off BrillKids Books! IT'S THE BRILLKIDS SUMMER BOOK SALE! (More...)

[25 Jun] BrillKids store and website now available for viewing in Arabic! (More...)

[09 Jun] Get your Russian Curriculum for Little Reader! 10% off introductory price! (More...)

[09 May] Free Little Reader, Price Changes, and Promotional Discounts! (More...)

[28 Apr] Get BabyPlus Discount Coupons at the BrillKids Coupon Redemption Center (More...)

[13 Mar] Get your FREE Chinese Curriculum Update for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Feb] FINALLY, introducing our Spanish Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Feb] We're looking for Content Checkers and Testers for our Arabic Curriculum! (More...)

[10 Feb] Volunteer with the Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[24 Jan] Check out our NEW Thai Curriculum Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Jan] Get Discounts from BrillKids Product Partners! (More...)

[10 Jan] Introducing our New Category Pack: Exotic & Wild Animals! (More...)

[27 Nov] Sign up for our LR Spanish Beta Testing Program (LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!) (More...)

[19 Dec] Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! NOTE: BrillKids office closed on holidays (More...)

[16 Oct] Announcing the WINNERS of our BrillKids Summer Video Contest 2013! (More...)

[04 Oct] Get Little Reader Touch on your Android device! (More...)

[19 Jul] BrillKids products now available for purchase at our Russian Online Store! (More...)

[31 Jul] BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013 - Deadline EXTENDED to August 31st! (More...)

[20 Jun] Join the BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013! (More...)

[17 Jun] India Partners: BrillKids products now once again available in India! (More...)

[22 Apr] Little Reader Touch Version 2 Now Available (More...)

[21 Mar] French Curriculum available now for Little Reader! (More...)

[16 Apr] Spain Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Spain! (More...)

[07 Feb] Update to Little Math Version 2 now! (More...)

[07 Feb] Check out the *NEW* BrillKids Downloads Library! (More...)

[27 Feb] Singapore Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Singapore! (More...)

[20 Feb] Vietnam Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Vietnam! (More...)

[22 Jan] Important: About Sharing License Keys (More...)

[07 Nov] Update to Little Reader v3! (More...)

[19 Oct] We're Looking for Translators for our Little Reader Software (More...)

[15 Oct] More Right Brain Kids coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[25 Sep] CONTEST: Get A Free Little Musician by helping EEECF reach your friends and colleagues! (More...)

[17 Sep] Give a child the gift of literacy this Christmas: 20,000 children need your help! (More...)

[29 Aug] Little Musician wins Dr. Toy Awards! (More...)

[29 Aug] VIDEOS: Perfect Pitch at 2.5y, and compilation of Little Musician toddlers! (More...)

[09 Aug] Get Soft Mozart Coupons from the Points Redemption Center! (More...)

[03 Aug] Welcome NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Mela Bala, Mandabplus3, Kerileanne99, and Kmum! (More...)

[03 Aug] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5)! (More...)

[25 Jul] Bianca's Story - What happens 10+ years after learning to read as a baby/toddler (More...)

[27 Jun] Updates on our Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[27 Jun] Join the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5) (More...)

[04 Jun] Being a Successful Affiliate - Now easier than ever before! (More...)


[30 Apr] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest! (More...)

[28 Apr] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[20 Apr] Little Reader Curricula on your iPad or iPhone - now possible with iAccess! (More...)

[12 Apr] LITTLE MUSICIAN - now in OPEN BETA TESTING (with a complete curriculum) (More...)

[12 Mar] *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available! (More...)

[01 Feb] Join the March 2012 Homeschooling Contest: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[27 Jan] Join the BrillKids Foundation as a Volunteer! (More...)

[20 Jan] BrillKids Featured Parent: Tonya's Teaching Story (More...)

[17 Dec] Dr. Richard Gentry joins the BrillKids Blog Team! (Read Interview on Early Reading) (More...)

[08 Dec] Little Reader Touch promo EXTENDED + Lucky Draw winners (More...)

[01 Dec] Affiliate Success Story - How Elle Made $4,527 in Sales in just 30 days (More...)

[22 Nov] Little Reader Touch now available in the App Store! (More...)

[09 Nov] Winners of the September 2011 Video Contest (More...)

[01 Nov] Another free seminar and updates from Jones Geniuses (More...)

[16 Sep] SPEEKEE is now a BrillKids partner product! Get Speekee coupons at the Coupon Redemption Center! (More...)

[02 Sep] Little Reader Wins Another Two Awards! (Mom's Best Award & TNPC Seal of Approval) (More...)

[05 Aug] Little Reader Deluxe Wins the Tillywig Brain Child Award! (More...)

[28 Jul] LITTLE MUSICIAN beta-testing NOW OPEN! - Sign up here. (More...)

[14 Jul] Little Reader Wins Another Award! (PTPA Seal of Approval) (More...)

[13 Jul] Jones Geniuses FREE Seminars & news of Fall classes (More...)

[30 Jun] Little Reader Wins 2011 Creative Child Awards! (More...)

[11 May] The *NEW* Little Reader Deluxe - now available! (More...)

[06 May] Do you blog about early learning? - Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[21 Apr] Aesop's Fables vol. 2 - *NEW* Storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[15 Apr] BrillKids Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[08 Apr] Get READEEZ Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[06 Apr] The new Parents of Children with Special Needs board is now open! (More...)

[06 Apr] Join the Jones Geniuses online workshop for BrillKids members this April 21st! [FULLY BOOKED] (More...)

[04 Apr] Get TUNE TODDLERS Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Finally Here! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids on Facebook... We've MOVED! (More...)

[15 Mar] Get KINDERBACH Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[08 Mar] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, Your Baby and Little Reader Part 2! (More...)

[07 Mar] Please welcome our NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Skylark, Tanikit, TmS, and TeachingMyToddlers! (More...)

[22 Feb] Do you BLOG? Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[11 Feb] Affiliate Program – Use BrillKids Banners to promote your affiliate link in your blogs and websites! (More...)

[31 Jan] Important: Please Upgrade to Little Reader v2.0 (More...)

[26 Jan] BrillKids Blog - Criticisms of Teaching Your Baby To Read (More...)

[21 Jan] Share your Little Reader Success Story! (More...)

[08 Jan] Little Reader available on the iPad today! (More...)

[17 Dec] Aesop's Fables vol. 1 - New storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[13 Dec] Infant Stimulation Cards - New at the BrillKids Store! (More...)

[08 Dec] Christmas Sale: Give the gift of learning with BrillKids! (More...)

[29 Nov] Upgrade to Little Reader 2.0 [BETA] Now! (More...)

[19 Nov] Get Discounts for products from JONES GENIUSES! (More...)

[17 Nov] Join the HOMESCHOOLING CONTEST: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[08 Nov] Piano Wizard Academy Offer - Exclusive to BrillKids Members! (More...)

[23 Oct] Should music be a birthright? Is music education for everyone? (More...)

[20 Oct] Introducing the BrillKids Presentation Binder Set! (More...)

[12 Oct]Get to Know Other BrillKids Parents in Your Area (More...)

[14 Sep] Teaching your kids about music - Why is it important? (More...)

[10 Sep] The new ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE Collaborations board is now open! (More...)

[10 Sep] Meet other BrillKids Members In Your Area! (More...)

[27 Aug] Traditional Chinese Curriculum Add-On Pack for Little Reader - Now Available! (More...)

[20 Aug] Little Reader Chinese Curriculum Add-on pack - Now Available! (More...)

[5 Aug] Take Advantage of our Special Affiliate Program Promotion! (More...)

[3 Aug] Encyclopedic Knowledge Categories for FREE, made by all of us! Please join in! (More...)

[16 Jul] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, your baby and Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Jun] Be a BrillKids Affiliate and Get Rewarded! (More...)

[24 Jun] Need help from Native Speakers of SPANISH, RUSSIAN and ARABIC for Little Reader curriculum!

[01 Jun] Deadline for Submission of Entries for the LR Video Contest - Extended Until June 30! (More...)

[19 May] Facebook "LIKE" buttons are now in BrillBaby! (More...)

[25 Mar] Introducing the all new Little Reader Deluxe Kit from BrillKids! (More...)

[18 Mar] More Signing Time Coupons available at our Forum Shop! (More...)

[11 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Coming Soon! (More...)

[09 Mar] Little Math 1.6 and Semester 2 are now available! (More...)


Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: How do you work in lots of languages?  (Read 8906 times)
Posts: 305
Karma: 58
Baby: 1

View Profile
« on: July 04, 2011, 10:12:11 AM »

Hello all!

I'm really struggling to fit languages into my schedule with my son. I love learning languages and want to learn as many as possible, and allow Nicholas to have the most languages possible... but I just can't seem to schedule them all in! I have wasted months and months planning ways to introduce lots of languages and managing only a token dribble of Chinese and a good dose of Russian (but not nearly as much as I should have, considering I want it to be his second NATIVE language and I speak it relatively fluently).

I find that being a single parent, I have soooo many other things to do and I get lost in plots and plans and never actually implement them! I only speak English and Russian, and am trying to phase out all English when it is just the two of us, since he will always get plenty of English. At the moment I put on LR once a day and Pim whenever I need 20minutes to myself! So he gets about 1hr of Chinese a week. Sometimes we play Pim in Japanese or Spanish.

I'd love to add some European languages - French, German, Spanish... but I don't know how to do so and let him get a good enough exposure to each of them to actually LEARN them!

So my question is: How do you people who have lots of languages in the home teach them? How do you teach languages you don't know? How do you have one parent teaching two (or more!) languages that you do know?

Sorry for the long winded post!


Posts: 13
Karma: 4
Baby: 1

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011, 05:07:01 PM »

I'm also very interested how moms arrange their language-learning schedule..and what exactly do you use for teaching?

As for us for the present moment our daily schedule is the following:
Chinese before breakfast(apprx.1 hour) (LR, WTL, Sing to learn(4-5 songs), audiofairytale (8-20 min). chinese kids songs)
Spanish after breakfast (apprx. 40 min-1 hour)  (Baby Bit, Whisterfitz for beginners, songs)

after sleeping:
Chinese (30 min) (LR, WTL, Little Pim)
20-30 min break than
English (LR, cartoon Peppa Pig, Super Simple Songs - 2-3 songs I show with toys)

We had French, but stoped for a while...
I dream about ARabic - searching for the material..y
And I plan to add German and French sistematically later.That's why I'm interested who and how moms plan.
I also teach all languges alone, and I speak only English, can understand a bit German and French from school ( need practice), my husband speaks Spanish very good, but he is not motivated very good and was fed up after a week...

and I also have a question would it be enough for language to have two days a week?
I would like to have Chinese Arabic and English daily, and all the rest for 2 days a week (Spanish, French, German)

Posts: 836
Karma: 131
Baby: 2

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 04:10:49 AM »

It seems we are on the same track.

As i mention on the other thread about raising kids, we are also doing our best to expose my grand daughter to many languages.

We started less than two month ago and we know that will not see results too fast but i am convinced that the best investment is your childs education and the more she is expose to the easier it will be for her to learn another language or at least to get the correct pronunciation on her head so if she continues learning it will help. If she listens the same songs or sees the same videos over and over in another language, she will learn. Of course if you can get someone to reinforce it , the better.

What i will also want to know about others experience is if it is better to use one language daily or to have seperate sessions in different languages all days.


Posts: 502
Karma: 68
Baby: 2
Latest: 7y 3m 12d

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 03:10:47 PM »

Well are using english every day and we play spanish and french songs once a week. I am trying to collect more material for teaching spanish and french and hopefully with more material there will be more work done  smile.  I do not speak french or spanish myself.

Anyway I think it is easier to use one language a day but in our case we use two languages - english and native slovak language daily ,plus we add french and spanish twice a week using songs and Little Pim. I have to search for recommended material and you tube channels.

And also I was thinking-do I have to use this schedule for ever? I mean if I speak to my child in english when we are alone, do I have to use this pattern for ever in order to maintain the ability to use the language? When is the right time to stop using forein language and start using native language. Once she starts using the language at school or until she is fluent?

« Last Edit: July 11, 2011, 03:17:01 PM by lelask » Logged

Posts: 32
Karma: 7
Baby: 1

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 07:05:09 PM »

I speak Chinese and Shanghainess to her as much as possible even in public. (I am a native speaker of both) I will take her to Chinese buffet once a week and have the waitress interact with her. (They love to! )  So she hears them from someone else other than mommy. I am trying to get some quality media for her as support material. I also am trying to get my parents involved on the phone with her. (Hopefully in person soon too.) I took her back to China twice last year for 3-4 week a clip. (Hopefully I planned the seeds. LOL)

I am not worry about her English learning opportunity at all.

I got a lot of world music from library and playing them in the car. For now, just have her get a feel. Not really teaching. I think there are a lot of environment for Spanish. I already found a school that teaches Chinese, Spanish and English all at once so she will have chance to learn from other kids there early on.

I think it's enough for her little mind. If you want to learn more, she certainly can, later on.

It is very interesting to see what she will pick up from where. It's obvious that she picked up some words from YBCR, a lot of concept from sparkability, also a lot of words from playing game in car while mama trying to entertaining her. (Sadly, it's the only time she focus on what I say. )

« Last Edit: July 11, 2011, 07:08:06 PM by bbqgal » Logged
Posts: 146
Karma: 22

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 10:28:30 PM »

Let me share my experience with you (guys) and hopefully I can help too.
Learning as a little baby/ young child is just amazing! My son is bilingual: my husband talks in English, myself in Hungarian to/with him. He is 2.5 now and can understand both languages and speeks as well (his hungarian is better though since I'm home with him). Couple of month ago we started to introduce Spanish to him, watching Little Pim every morning and then using the words for a couple of minutes in different situations almost every day. He learned a lot, remembered words I needed to check in my notebook....So just a few days ago I started Little Pim in Chinese, again, every morning is with Chinese Pim, once a week some kind of spanish DVD plus every day some spanish exercise, mostly conversation, or "helping' me tu put the flashcards on the write objects....
Interesting thing happened the other day. Only after the second or third day of watching Chinese Pim, he used a word- obviously not english, nor Hungarian or Spanish but I just couldn't believe that he remembers and pronounce a Chinese word. AND HE DID! Next day he showed me on TV what he was talking about the day before! AMAZING!

Mela Bala
Posts: 493
Karma: 108
Baby: 1

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 08:33:29 AM »

I have been teaching my son Spanish and Chinese in addition to our native language English.
My parents speak and read to him in Hindi on Sundays.  Throughout the week I show him short nursery rhyme video clips of Hindi before bedtime reading time.
We do Chinese and English Little Reader twice a day, early afternoons and evenings, except for holidays.
I am waiting for Little Reader Spanish  smile
In the mornings after breakfast we watch Boca Beth or her online tv channel to get us in a happy excited mood for the day.
Then we play while listening to spanish cds.
In the evenings we watch various Chinese/Spanish dvds after dinner.
Whenever he is playing in his playroom I let Little Pim Spanish or Chinese play in the background.
I play cds in all these languages whenever given the opportunity.
It is hard to have a set schedule in addition to everything else so if some cds or dvds do not get played I do not hold it against myself.
I do try and have been very successful at making sure he has his LR lessons twice a day, flashcards three times a day and I read to him for atleast an hour each day.
We also use different apps on his ipad2 for all four of the languages.
We also watch you tube video clips for the four languages.
I am slowly adding different dvds and cds to our collection but so far my son really loves READEEZ

« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 08:39:12 AM by Mela Bala » Logged

Posts: 3
Karma: 0

View Profile
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 12:19:36 PM »

Mala Bala,

How do you do with LR in Two languages? I want to introduce French and Portuguese to my 5 months old baby! Do you mix the words in one lesson? Or you have one lesson for each language 2x a day, every day ( that means I would have in my case 6 lessons per day?) so confused!!!

 Is it possible to edit LR to have the other two languages I want to start?

Thanks  wacko

ratan das
Posts: 5
Karma: 0

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 11:07:48 AM »

Girls WhatsApp Group Link Collection – Lets Join 500+ Active Girls Group Invite Links 2019


ratan das
Posts: 5
Karma: 0

View Profile
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 11:09:22 AM »

VIVO IPL 2020 : VIVO IPL Season 13 Full Schedule, Time, Date and Vanue


Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Recent Threads

by newassignmentau, September 29, 2023, 09:52:09 AM
by jasminfernandes, August 18, 2023, 05:42:02 AM
by Annasprachzentrum, August 02, 2023, 08:27:26 PM
by Brileydavis, February 07, 2023, 07:31:40 AM
by justin robinson, January 18, 2023, 12:01:12 PM
by justin robinson, January 18, 2023, 11:26:28 AM
by justin robinson, January 18, 2023, 11:17:08 AM
by justin robinson, January 18, 2023, 11:02:35 AM
by justin robinson, January 18, 2023, 09:45:06 AM
by Thepharmacity, January 04, 2023, 06:12:34 AM
by Sara Sebastian, December 20, 2022, 02:04:21 PM
by Kays1s, December 05, 2022, 02:02:24 AM
by ashokrawat1256, November 11, 2022, 04:54:21 AM
by farnanwilliam, October 22, 2022, 04:12:41 AM
by berryjohnson, February 05, 2020, 12:41:49 PM
Page: 1/4  

Recently Added Files

tamil - months by BhavaniJothi, Dec. 05, 2019
More Shapes - More shapes not originally included in L... by Kballent, Oct. 23, 2019
test1 - test by SSbei, Sep. 08, 2019
Purple Foods - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Green Foods - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Yellow Foods - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Orange - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Red Food - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
White Foods - As part of Color Themes I made some less... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Fruits & veggies mascots - This is Polish \"must have\" mascots :) ... by Agnole, Feb. 24, 2018
Page: 1/3  

  • Total Members: 214381
  • Latest: YuckBro5
  • Total Posts: 110526
  • Total Topics: 19136
  • Online Today: 77
  • Online Ever: 826
  • (January 22, 2020, 12:09:49 AM)
Users Online
  • Users: 0
  • Guests: 55
  • Total: 55

TinyPortal v1.0.5 beta 1© Bloc

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Home | File Downloads | Search | Members | BrillBaby | BrillKids | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2023 BrillKids Inc. All rights reserved.