I want to share things that I got from my little brother. But first, let me introduce to you my little brother. His name is Arazka, he is a super active three years old kid. He really loves to play cars, running around the house, and do some creativity with ‘water’ (If you know what I mean). He loves to play with water and sand or even creates mud by himself. Yup! He loves water too much J
Next, the thing about my Lil bro is he always curious about everything, especially for ‘new’ things. Me and my brother often watch kids series together (we have the same taste this time, lol). I have mentioned the kid series that I suggested in my previous article that I wrote in Bahasa, as references for you in learning English. And yeah, it still related to English because I have a plan to make my brother learn English at an early age. So that is why I often watch some kids series on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CBeebies (Part of BBC). Maybe some of you will ask ‘What if he addicted to the gadget? It is too early for him’ And the answer is... as I told you previously, I and my brother often watch kids series together. Which means that I accompany him in watching the TV, I do monitoring my brother while he enjoys the show. Even sometimes he watches YouTube with my phone, I ask him to not too close with the phone (simply in the safe range). And then probably some of you will ask ‘So why you allow your brother to watch YouTube videos with the phone?’ and my answer is because I know that he got bored sometimes watching TV, and he steals information from YouTube videos and implements it with his own way to his toys. He improves himself by watching videos as his references and try to implement it with his own way. His brain works in receiving and processing the information that he got from videos on YouTube and he got an idea to play with his toys. That means he is creative right? That is why I let him and know what he does after watching YouTube videos.
Next thing is, I always make him watch videos in English. Remember my plan? I want him to learn English at an early age. The channel that I have mentioned before has different accents. I want him to be able to recognize the different accents through his favorite TV shows. And yeah it works! He is able to pronounce the words clearly or even singing the theme song on the TV shows. I am surprised and amazed at the same time. Why? A three years old kiddo can pronounce and sing the song without reading the lyrics and just try to copy it from what he listened to. Can you guess the impact? It gives a big impact to his language improvement. He tries to talk in English! I am so happy, no. I am too happy to see his improvement. He tries to speak little conversation in English and of course, I reply to him in English, so we both talk in English. As I mentioned in my previous article ‘Tips in Learning English’ I stated that you have to get used to the language, right? My brother proved that he is getting used to with English. That is why he can pronounce the words because he listens to English videos every day.
So here is the conclusion,
All we have to do in learning a language, is we have to get used to the language. If we listen to English videos or TV shows every day, we will be able to listen to the words or even got new vocabularies. Like what my brother did, he tries to follow how the character is pronouncing the word and say it over and over again until he can pronounce it. He does not know about grammar, he does not know whether it is true or not. But he just says it confidently. The thing is, you have to be able to be confident and do not think about the true or false. Just say it and watch more videos, learn more from it. Steal the information and improve yourself. It is okay if you try to watch kids TV shows, as long as you get something from it, just do it. Remember, practice makes perfect. Do not give up in filling yourself with knowledge.
Lastly, thank you for reading!
Hope that you learned something from this article.
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