Friday, February 02, 2007

Online Resources to Support Parents

Today I came across a podcast, Kodomo Ekaiwa, produced by Knock Knock English which aims to give Japanese-speaking parents some English phrases they can use with young children. Because the podcast is in both Japanese and English, it is also a good resource for English-speaking parents, like me, who would like to learn some phrases for speaking to kids in Japanese. I had the chance to listen to an episode called It's Cold! and it was not only useful, but also very cute! This podcast was short (under 4 minutes long); the hosts gave theme-related phrases in both languages while music played in the background. Two-thumbs up!

This is just one example of an online resource to support parents. There are many useful sites available, so let's share some more of them here at Bilingual Babble.


Barbara said...

I like your blog, it's very interesting for parents who want to have multilingual children.


Dorinda said...

I think it is so cool that you are getting into Podcasting...I am still in the stoneage :( I have no Pod hahahaha Sounds so interesting though and beneficial. Two thumbs up for you! Huge Hugs ~Dorinda

Mary H said...

Hi Dorinda,

You don't need an iPod to enjoy a podcast. iTunes is a free download and works on Widows or Mac computers. Give it a try and let us know if you find a favorite podcast!

Mary H said...

Thanks for visiting, Barbara! Dorinda and I are really excited to provide information and share experiences with parents and anyone else involved in the multilingual child's life.