So my baby girl is 6 months old now and I can hardly believe it! My husband and I have decided we really want to encourage her to learn Hindi from a young age. We speak English primarily in our home (even with my Mother-in-Law), so we will have to make a conscious effort to teach Miss A Hindi. My husband is doing his best to try to remember to speak to her in Hindi…and he sings a song in Hindi to her that she loves – I’ll have to try and get that on video one of these days!
To help accomplish our goal of teaching her Hindi, we have found a few resources.
- I have copies of the Baby Hindustani DVDs in Hindi – which she’ll start watching when she gets a little bigger (at least big enough to sit up on her own!)
- Sometimes when she wants to be held, but I am trying to get some work done for one of my graphic design clients, I will put on a YouTube channel with short Hindi cartoons. She will sit in my lap mesmerized by it for several minutes.
- Kahani Magazine was also a great resource that I was hoping to introduce our daughter to when she got a little older – but sadly, they’ve had to stop publishing for now. I’m crossing my fingers that they will work something out – but for you you can still order back issues.
- A new resource that I just ordered is the magnetic “Varnamala Hindi Letter Set.” I have not seen these in person yet, but I will be sure and let you know how we like them. I think they are a great idea for a young child to help them learn the Hindi letters. I’m hoping Miss A agrees!
Do you have any other resources for teaching your child a South Asian Language?
*photo above is from DiscoverBee.org