Learning vocabulary for a second language is again a drill exercise.
Get your child to make her own flashcards, and test herself on the words. Go to www.cambridgeenglishonline.com/Flashcard_maker/ for a free online flashcard maker where kids can add pictures from a catalogue or even draw their own.
It’s also one of the only times you can tell your children to go and sit down in front of the TV to do their homework. “Watching TV in the child’s second language is an excellent aid for vocabulary acquisition,” asserts Kim.
About the writer: Brenda Entwisle is a freelance writer with two children, Connor and Amy.