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Language Play

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Help your preschool child learn foreign languages with these simple activities.


  1. Learn simple words in different languages.
  2. Teach your child to count to ten in other languages and to say simple words like "hello," "good-bye," and "thank you."
  3. Have a theme day when you locate a country on the map and talk about the unique aspects of its location.
  4. Talk about the language spoken there and, if possible, learn several words in that language.
  5. Serve a special lunch or snack that originated, or is popular, in that country.