Ali's Story - Expanding Her Kids Worldview Through Spanish
Language is truly the gift that keeps on giving. I may be biased but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. When you decide to teach your kids a brand new language, you’re pretty much opening the door to a lifetime of benefits for them.
My favorite perk of language learning has to be how it can change a child's worldview. It’s a beautiful world out there – and our kids deserve to experience it in the most authentic ways possible.
Just one new language can sometimes open up doors to multiple cultures and traditions around the world.
Imagine playdates with kids who come from different backgrounds or your little ones traveling the world and getting to truly immerse themselves and build connections in the countries they visit.
Plus, learning a new language fosters curiosity and a creative spirit. All things we want to encourage in our little ones! Before you know it, they’ll be running off to conquer the world – and you’ll be watching from the sidelines and rooting for your little Einsteins like a proud mama.
Recently, I had an opportunity to speak with a fellow mama named Ali who could not stop talking about how learning a new language transformed her kids’ worldview.
Some background on Ali
Ali is a mama to 3 adorable little kiddos; a 6-year-old girl and 2 little boys, aged 3 and 1. Back in high school, Ali absolutely loved her Spanish classes - unfortunately, eventually, life got in the way and she never managed to keep up with her Spanish.
But she did love those lessons and really wanted her children to be able to experience them and gain all the amazing benefits of learning a new language.
So the summer before her eldest started first grade, Ali put a plan into action:
She was going to teach her kiddos Spanish even if she wasn’t perfect at it.
And it worked!
Of course, the insecurities crept in and there were doubts along the way. But Ali knew she wanted to raise empathetic kiddos who would leave the world better than they found it and she also knew that learning a new language would be a huge stepping stone toward that goal.
So she pushed those pesky doubts away and this is one mama who is never looking back.
Ali’s journey to teaching her kids Spanish
Almost instantly, Ali’s little linguists showed a natural interest in the language.
All it took was a couple of days for them to get hooked on TCK's immersive Spanish program. An unforeseen bonus perk was their adorable accents.
The beauty of language learning is that all kids learn in their own ways and at their own pace. For example, while Ali’s 6-year-old picks up new meanings really quickly, her 3-year-old memorizes the words quicker than you can say TCK!
And the program works and caters to both their learning styles effortlessly.
Ali and her kiddos try and pick up a new phrase or two every single day. Which doesn’t take too long and ensures they stay consistent with lessons. I mean, what kid doesn’t absolutely LOVE watching animals sing and dance over lunch?
It’s not just the videos they love! As Ali prepares dinner, she gets the kids busy with coloring sheets. Language learning really can look this simple.
Today, Ali is over the moon after seeing what The Cultured Kid did for her kids.
The program ended up being a huge success because it provided her with short, structured lessons (that she didn’t need to plan herself) to really get things going.
Because the lessons are tailored to fit YOUR schedule, it makes learning a new language feel a lot more achievable.
That’s what TCK is all about – making the language learning process easy AND fun. Whether you’d like to teach your kids for 5 minutes a day or 30 minutes once a week, the ball’s in your court mama.
Ali’s advice for her fellow mamas
Don’t let your insecurities get in the way! That nagging voice in your head will try its best to convince you that you won’t succeed – but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Our kiddos aren’t afraid to make mistakes like we are – and honestly, we could stand to learn a thing or two from them. So as scary as it might be, just try and picture everything your kid could gain from these 5 to 30-minute lessons.
Start off slow by integrating a few lessons into your child’s daily schedule – and see just how quickly they get a hold of the language. This ONE decision will pay off in so many ways you’ll lose count!
Excited to broaden your kiddo’s horizons? Drop a comment below and let me know how the journey is going for you! I’d love to help you out if you need me.
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