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Learn family members in English

By Great Little People
February 6, 2024

The relationships that are established within the family are an extremely important element in the upbringing and development of a child. Learning the names and relationships that are established within it is extremely important for the child's growth. From Great Little People, we are going to tell you how Convert this daily activity in learning family members in English and how they interact with the child.

The importance of learning with the family

As infants, the learning process begins by imitating the gestures or words of parents, siblings or playing with cousins and grandparents. In other words, the family offers an immediate and personalized context that allows them to grow healthy and, in addition, to be able to develop learning such as the acquisition of a language.

Family vocabulary in English

Los miembros de la familia en inglés

Los miembros de la familia en inglés

Los miembros de la familia en inglés

Los miembros de la familia en inglés

Los miembros de la familia en inglés

Los miembros de la familia en inglés

Grandfather [/caption]

How can we teach our children all this vocabulary from family members in English?

We bring you several activities, songs and videos to make this learning much more fun and easier.

1. Through stories, anecdotes or representations

What better way to learn English than through stories. On previous occasions, we have commented on the power of stories to develop a language. Through stories or even family anecdotes, introducing key words such as”Mum”,”Sister” or”My Cousin”,”Your Father” for the older ones. Another fun way to learn vocabulary about family members in English is through representations using Rolplays: Go shopping, visit the doctor... While they play”Mum” or”Grandad”. Also, if you don't have a sufficient level of English or time limits your activities, Great Little People, through this story, teaches all the vocabulary necessary for children to learn.

2. Craftsmanship: family tree

One activity that children really like is drawing their family tree. In this creative way, where we recommend that you seek inspiration in Pinterest, you can see in a very visual way the relationships that are established between family members and their names. In this way, you can practice other types of vocabulary such as colors or geometric shapes.

3. Canciones

The songs in English for children they are an essential element for learning the language, and this time, for practicing vocabulary about the family.

4. Guess Who

For older people, another way to learn family members in English is to play the classic game”Guess Who” where, through questions, it will be necessary to guess the character of the opponent. To do this, we will prepare a list of questions such as “Who wears red jacket...? in which the child will answer in English with the correct relative. With this game, you will not only be practicing vocabulary, but also phrases such as the third person singular in the present.

There are also other types of families

Not only is it important to teach our own family members in English, but also the existence of families that may be similar to ours or completely different. Family types have evolved over the years. Before, we could only talk about the nuclear family (mother, father and son/s). However, we currently have other types that need to be made visible the sooner the better. Accepting diversity is not only an important lesson in terms of values, but it will help them to better integrate socially and professionally. Teaching this diversity must be done in a simple and natural way. All this, adapted to the child's age and maturity. Teaching family members' vocabulary in English to all kinds of families encourages a complete, respectful and diverse child learning that will help them a lot when they are older.

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