This summer I have been partnering with Little Pim to think of fun new ways to combine high tech language learning like DVDs, Music CDs and Apps and low tech hands on activities and books. I think there is a place for all sorts of learning in early education and even more fun to combine. In this sponsored post I am going to show you how we used the French language tools from Little Pim and a little old fashion coloring for great lesson that works with all ages. For more language learning ideas check out Little Pim’s Pinterest boards .
- Gather your materials. My kids and I have been using a lot of Little Pim resources this summer but the very least you will need is a book about colors in the language you want to teach, some paper , a jar, crayons and a pen. I am using a Little Pim coloring page for a few reasons, one obviously it fits this post but also because my kids associate Little Pim with other languages and it’s a signal of what we are going to be learning. You can use one or just use plain paper, this activity is easy to adapt.
- Write out the color words in the language you are working on. I did French so I wrote out the colors that were featured in the book. Pop these words in the jar.
- Read the book with your kids to remind them of the color words. My kids are 3.5 years apart so when we do activities together I try to find jobs for my son to make him feel more like a helper. For this activity he read to his sister.
- Have your kids take turns pulling a word out of the jar. My son read the word and they announced what the color was in English, grabbed the right color crayon and colored. My daughter colored with abandon and her brother was much much more precise. A perfect representation of the difference in ages. They both worked on their French words for colors which was the goal.
For a full review of the book we used in this post and 26 others that offer a multicultural view check out our list of 27 multicultural books for kids.As stated above this post was sponsored by Little Pim .
shannon at Gidgets Bookworms says
sounds like fun. I taught my girls French when they were little. When I was little I lived in Europe and spoke French and German before I spoke English. Then I took French from 6th grade through 12th.