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!!! Learn Hindi From Charts !!!
Why do we have charts?
Did you know that kids learn better with association? That is, if they are able to link a word to a picture or a link a sound to a picture, especially a picture of an object that they are already familiar with, they learn the new sound or word that much more quickly!
The purpose of charts, therefore, is to reinforce this association, thereby speeding up the learning process, while making it fun too! Indeed, charts can be used by the beginner, the casual learner, the mid-level learner, and the advanced learner in different ways, to great advantage, as we explain below.
Please take a quick look at our learning process for Charts, which makes this task a breeze too!
!!! How to use charts?!!!
What to do with Charts?
Suggestions to use the charts, depending on different learning levels
Charts are designed to be part of a complete learning package. However, the several types of learners can each benefit by using them differently.
For instance, parents of the casual learner (those that would just like their child to have some familiarity with the language, without the constraints of a formal learning program) may use the charts as a means of getting acquainted with the basics of the language in an easy way – a grasp of the vowels, consonants, and numbers, and of simple notions like fruits, vegetables, birds, and animals.
All that the parents have to do is, download a chart and the corresponding audio file. Then either printout the chart, and keep it in front of your child and yourself, as you follow-along with the audio, or, open the chart on your screen and follow-along with the audio.
The audios are designed with the assumption that both the parents and their kids are unfamiliar with Hindi. Therefore, they each start with a short introduction to what they will discuss (e.g. vowels, consonants, fruits, vegetables), and then walk the parents and kids through the specific chart, explaining each of the elements on the chart, teaching you what each element is, how to say it out, and its meaning.
This provides parents with a convenient guide, one they can play repeatedly to their kids, even when they are not actively sitting with the child. Yet, the child gets the same learning each time, and
Suggestions to use the charts, depending on different learning levels!
As we said, the main purpose of charts is to reinforce learning. However, our audio-enabled charts are designed to also speed-up learning while allowing parents to be free, if they so wish.
Here is a suggested way to use the charts, depending on your learning level and learning goals.
The casual learner: The parents download the chart, and play the audio as their kids and they follow-along with the audio. In this case, therefore, the charts may serve as the foundation of the kids learning. (Indeed, when combined with the “Talking Audio” boards of the charts, this is all that the parents may need to get their kids a basic familiarity with the core elements of the language.) This simple exercise allows parents to review vowels, consonants, numbers, and names of common fruits, vegetables, and animals with their children. Repeated hearing reinforces the learning, and works even for parents who are new to the Hindi language themselves.
The mid-level learner: In this case, the child will most likely be using our other resources to learn the fundamentals – vowels, consonants, and numbers. Here the charts provide additional reinforcement, as well as stand-alone practice. For example, one may print out the charts and ask kids to say out aloud the names of the elements shown on a chart, merely by recognizing the element (and, not necessarily reading the names in Hindi). Or, one may have the chart open and play the audio to enable the child to again hear the names of the elements. Thereafter, one may ask the child to repeat the names themselves.
The advanced learner: The advanced learner is a child whose parents are interested in taking language learning more seriously, and would like their child to learn to both speak and read/write the language. In that case, the charts provide a way to review elements off-line. For instance, the advanced learner child can use the charts to actually read the names of the elements (fruits, vegetables, animals, etc.) and thus solidify their learning of the alphabet. If they forget, the audio accompanying each chart can always remind them (and their parents) the correct pronunciation and sound of each element. They can also use the charts to copy the Hindi names of the elements on a separate page or notebook, or maybe on the chart itself just below the printed names. This improves writing, and enhances retention and association all at once!
Thus, charts provide a flexible and interesting way to add to the learning from the other resources on our site, and can be used in different ways to create different levels of learning experiences for the child.