My daughter is a language nerd like her father. She proudly counts to 20 in French at home, over and over again.1 She also likes to use Korean when we go to our local H-Mart store, and she likes to play with her new Latin sticker book:
My wife bought this clever little book at a nice children’s education store recently. It’s actually a pretty awesome book for such a dry subject. The book walks children through life in the Roman Empire, and how people lived, what kinds of houses they had, what the cities looked like, and the Roman armies. On each page, kids can put stickers on with the words for each item. There’s no grammar taught in the book, but it helps show all the different things Romans had, and what they were called.
We spent a whole week, playing with the book each night. Instead of reading stories, she wanted to play with the Latin sticker book.
She’s too young to learn grammar, but the exposure is really useful though. And it’s good daddy-daughter “nerd time” together. 😉
I’m really glad my wife got this book. Thanks dear!
1 She learned this in preschool. I remember learning Russian a little in school the same way, but don’t remember it now.