Studying is usually boring and difficult for kids, but it should not be like that! Knowing more about their surroundings should be fun and exciting, just like learning English. So, how can you encourage your babies to learn English naturally without forcing them?
Introducing English in a fun way is important for kids. When children are relaxed and happy they are more open to learning new things and will feel more confident about their abilities. Everyone knows that kids love animals and there are many fun ways for kids to learn about them, so let’s start with animals!
Take your preschoolers around town, go to the countryside, or even use flashcards to guide your kids through the very first step of learning English. Teach them how to recognize and say these farm animal names.
Some other fun ways to learn about animals is with toys. You can find farm animal toys at the toy store or supermarket if your child doesn’t already have them. Make a farm with your child outdoors in the park or an area with grass. Your child can add sticks or blocks to make pens and houses for the animals.
You can even create a farm animal sensory bin using a large empty container that is low enough for your child to reach inside easily. Simply put the farm animals in the container and add shredded paper, sand, dried macaroni, dried beans, dried rice, or even soap and water. Your child can search for the animals while playing with the natural material.
Once they find the animal, say the name in English. Eventually, your child will repeat the names of the animals and will remember the names. Add cups, empty bottles, and spoons for a fun scooping and pouring activity. Your child can pretend to feed the animals.
After your child learns how to say the names of domestic animals, you can introduce them to the wild animals below.
– Arctic wolf
– Bald eagle
– Red panda
– Polar bear
Another fun way to teach your child about animals is to hide their toy animals in their house, give them a little bag to search for the animals. Once they find an animal, clap and make a big deal out of them finding the animal and say the name of the animal in English. Your child can also hide the animal toys for you to find. Kids love Hide and Seek games.
To level it up, they can also learn about where these animals live:
Your child can paint pictures of these different homes and put the toy animals in each home once the paintings have dried. You can also print out pictures of these animal homes and put them up on the wall. Using flashcards or printed pictures of animals, your child can match the animal to the home using tape to stick the animal to their home.
Learning about animals and their homes in English will not only help toddlers improve their English learning skills but also create an adventurous and curious mindset. Preparing these activities for your preschoolers is a great start for a bright future.
To learn animal names in English for kids, you can download the Galaxy Kids app – the best English learning app for kids!