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Hello world


Hello world

What to do with this activity?

Does your child know that there are over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world?  Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English are the world's most widely spoken languages. You may have neighbours that speak a different language, or you might meet people from other cultures when you go on holiday.  It’s friendly and fun for your family to learn to say “hello” and “thank you” in different languages. Your child’s efforts will be especially appreciated.

If you would like to read more about languages check out this BBC website.

To learn how to say "hello" and "thankyou" in quite a few different languages, click on the PDF download above right.


  • Why am I doing this?

    Talking and listening helps your child build their language and thinking skills – this is a great foundation for them to learn more. Asking questions, finding out answers and looking up words together will help build your child’s vocabulary and knowledge of the world around them. 

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to give their opinions and to ask questions about things they see around them. Help your child to make decisions by discussing their ideas. Check if your child understands different things they hear. Encourage your child to teach you new words and phrases they have learnt.

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