>>>The Alphabet<<< These printable worksheets are especially designed for German speakers who would like to use their acquired knowledge of English to introduce English to their toddlers or young children. Parents are in an ideal position to motivate and help their children learn English; even if they have only basic English themselves and are learning alongside their young children.
In my practice as an English coach and in my work with parents and toddlers, I employ play-like activities, catchy phrases and words, and thereby lay strong emphasis on cross-linguistic influence to get learners acquainted with the English alphabet and English vocabulary.
The methods have indeed proven to be very effective when introducing English to children at an early age and stage. The influence of the child’s mother-tongue, in this case German, plays an important role in learning English as a foreign or second language. By picking similar sounding words with the same meaning in the learner’s mother-tongue, even very young learners are able to use their mother tongue to navigate and bridge their learning with the experience in their daily environment. This automatically leads to great excitement when they discover that they can associate “foreign words” in their environment.
Learning the first English words becomes a more natural and fun process.
*In order to help your child begin to develop early English skills and to gain the most from the input, you should have an English level of at least B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.