Aim of the activity
To compare the meanings of an idea in more than one language.
Preparation for the activity
None – the activities create inspiration within the everyday activities of the family
The parents choose a song that exists in more than one language, e.g.: “Panie Janie” or “Old Mc Donald”. Sing with the children first in one language and then in the next. A possible source is lullabies from the EU project LULLABIES OF EUROPE in 7 languages.
Significant benefit of the activity
Singing is fun, makes the language input more interesting and broadens language awareness.
Source of the activity
Canons as well as other songs are known in many countries and languages to support children’s language acquisition.
Additional source of Multilingual Families project:
Find online a collection of multilingual children songs - http://www.multilingual-families.eu, respective http://www.multilingual-families.eu/repository/for-parents/30activities/21-29 OR facebook?!