Persian Classes for Kids: Weaving Fun and Learning Together 🗺🏺
Persian [Farsi] Classes
Weaving fun & Learning together
(Usually in 0 - 5yo) prior to formal education
Simultaneous acquisition happens when a child learns two languages at the same time. For instance, they learn English at school while communicating in Persian at home. This method is also common among parents of mixed nationalities who speak different languages to their child simultaneously.
One Parent One Language
OPOL is a form of simultaneous acquisition where each family member exclusively speaks one language. For example, an Iranian mother communicates solely in Persian, while a Singaporean father speaks only Mandarin to the child. This language immersion approach aids in acquiring bilingual skills.
How Much Exposure to Persian is enough?
Studies have revealed that dedicating as little as 30% of waking time to language exposure can lead to proficiency. However, it's essential to ensure that the exposure time is dedicated, engaged, and purposeful. Passive exposure, such as watching random Persian YouTube videos, won't lead to fluency.
The Quality of the Persian Immersion
To foster fluency and bilingualism in your child, exposure to play-based learning, counting, games, music, and literature is crucial. Engaging activities that incorporate these elements provide an immersive environment for language acquisition.
Learn and Teach
Raising wise, open-minded, and joyful children requires the collective effort of a village. As families move and raise multinational children, we are building an Englisi Farsi Iranian Family. Our dynamic and evolving resources aim to simplify your Persian learning journey, empowering your children to embrace their rich and diverse Iranian heritage. Remember, these activities are suggestions, and it's up to parents to discern their children's learning abilities and appropriateness.
We hope that these resources inspire you and enable you to embark on a joyful Persian learning journey with your children. Let's celebrate the beauty of language and culture together!