Ni Hao ni hao ni hao
(hello hello hello!)!
Learning Salutations For Children is an important skill for their future. When you think of your child’s ability to interact and socialize with other children of all different cultures you might not think of teaching them a different language, so I’m here to tell you about the benefits of your child learning salutations; in many different languages.
Helpful song for Kids to Learn
Maple Leaf Learning, a smaller Youtube channel dedicated to releasing informational videos for children, released a song named “Countries Hello Song | Say Hello in Different Languages”; the song was published on May 21, 2018. The video contains a cheerful and catchy song dedicated to teaching your child how to say hello in the following languages:
How does this help my child?
If your child is a few months old to five years of age: there are many benefits for your child learning salutations. From a few months they begin to learn how to recognize different cultures; through visual aid of colors, patterns, and even faces. Teaching children how to say hello in many different languages allows them to:
•recognize speaking patterns
•expand their vocabulary
•prepare them socially for the education system
•and even recognize certain sounds
Just as importantly your child will be able to learn what different flags look like, and that strong visual representation while the words are being said gives them a solid foundation to associate and remember in the future; also recognizable are the background images which display the places where they offer that particular salutation.
All of these things combined will not only help your child greet people of other cultures but also how to recognize what the country looks like (a great way to improve eidetic memory!).
How can this help me as a parent or teacher?
Teaching your child or student, early on, how to recognize other cultures, languages, and places is a great way to foster future education. You’ve allowed them a look past the classroom or home at a very young age; while this may not seem like much – you are helping their creative imagination grow. The salutations song mentioned also shows different writing for the different countries; because children are curious this opens up a new world of things that you can teach them about other places: from writing to food.
There are several benefits for children from the ages of 0-5 years old; when learning a new language. Teaching them other words is just the beginning of many doors to open. In addition to expanding their imagination you are preparing them for the vast world we live on. Subjects such as History and Philosophy revolve around other cultures, and can be more difficult for children to understand who were never taught about other countries, people, or languages. By teaching them early on you are setting your children up for academic success later. Good luck!