I have recently heard from many of my students that they speak to their children in English. «I want to give them a solid English foundation», they say. «This will allow him to learn English quicker». And they’re right to think that. But there are many other things you can do to help your children learn even faster!
One thing you can do is read English fairytales with them. This allows their imagination to run wild while they learn to read and listen. It’s also something that even lower-level English speakers can do for their kids. My favorite fairy tale is «Where the Wild Things Are» by Maurice Sendak. It tells a story about dealing with ones’ anger and getting along with the people around you, especially family.
Another way you can help your child learn English faster is to play audio books targeted at children for them. Whether you are in the car driving somewhere, or getting your child ready for bedtime, playing an audio book will intrigue them. It will also encourage them to listen to sounds that exist in English which don’t exist in Russian.
With all these tips combined, your child will start grasping English in no time!