How else would he or she have learned your mother tongue without being explicitly taught? In fact, young children are language geniuses. Their brains are wired to pick up languages — quickly and effortlessly. Brilliant mimics, they can reproduce new sounds in a way adults can only envy. It is not a problem for young children to learn English — so long as it is not forced on them but presented in a natural, playful way.
This principle goes for all of us — but especially for children. Playful and uninhibited, they learn best while having fun. Singing, dancing, doing
hands-on activities and playing games — all things children enjoy doing — are good ways for them to learn English, and any new language.
Have faith in your child’s abilities, and give him or her time to absorb new
ideas and the sound and meaning of new words. For children, repeatedly hearing and watching a story, or singing and dancing to a song, is fun.
Curious by nature, young children are open to new ideas and
information and absorb both intuitively. Tasks that adults find challenging or difficult often are simple and completely normal to children. That’s why
young childhood is the best time to begin teaching English to children.
Experts concur that the human brain grows most rapidly and extensively during the first years of life. This is the time when children have the greatest learning potential. To learn English or any new language is an excellent way of “exercising” a child’s brain and building grey matter. Being exposed to a second language also teaches children that things exist beyond their immediate environment.
Children are unique individuals, who have different ways of acquiring knowledge. Some prefer looking at books, while others like hands-on tasks. Some enjoy watching videos, while others need to get up and move around. In order to be successful, an educational program for young children to
learn English must address all these types of individuals.
The loveable cartoon characters Ben and Bella successfully help
young children worldwide to learn English. Satisfied customers
can be found in places as diverse as Korea and Thailand, Spain and Brazil. Over the entire product range, Ben and Bella’s devoted young followers are exposed to a vocabulary of more than 1,000 English words. This provides them with a solid foundation in the language
as well as learning skills – a foundation on which they can build.
expand their learning skills.
It is based on the pedagogical principle of immersive learning, in which children acquire new words by simultaneously hearing and “seeing” them and understanding their meaning through context.
All Ben & Bella products are connected to one of six universal
themes: At the Circus, Going Places, At the Zoo, A Special Day,
Going Shopping and On the Farm. These themes are equally
attractive to both boys and girls.
English for kids