Raising a bilingual child can be challenging and grandparents play a fundamental role in this process. Not only they get to spend a lot of time with their grandkids, but they also get to spoil them! So, what’s the perfect way of being a cool grandfather or grandmother who gets to love them but also helps with their bilingual education? In this blog post, we will give you some gift ideas for bilingual kids. They will be delighted and you will be encouraging them to keep on playing in two languages without even noticing that they are learning at the same time! Keep on reading!
These are becoming more popular by day and you can find for all ages and levels. Bilingual books are written in two different languages, but instead of being translated word to word the storyline is written in each language. This helps kids increase their vocabulary and learn the grammar/structure differences between one language and the other. A perfect gift for children who enjoy themselves with a cool story. Check the best bilingual books for children part one and part two.
Perfect for toddlers and young children, these are perfect for developing motor skills and creativity while coming up with words in different languages. With these, children will learn to recognize letters and they will start putting them together to form words.
Looking for a way to encourage the use of language or the acquisition of new vocabulary? With word games, you’ve got infinite options to do this! From Scrabble to Word Bingo or Memory Cards, they will have a blast while swapping between one language to the other without even noticing! You can find these in any language you want and you can add your own creativity to make it even more challenging. For example, get your children to find the cards that match in the memory card but in order to earn points, they have to say the word allowed in the two languages they are learning!
One of the best ways of remembering new vocabulary is through music, so why not give it as a gift? From songbooks to tickets to a musical or even movies, these will all be enjoyable gifts that will have a big impact on your grandkids’ language development.
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