Tools in Teaching Filipino

If your family is not speaking Filipino as your first language at home, teaching the Filipino subject can be quite challenging.  The Filipino textbooks are not at all fun too. I’ve seen some materials which could help you as you teach Filipino to your kids.

> The Learning Lion Filipino Learning Sets. I’ve shared about Alpabasa products before so you can read more about it from my old post.

> Samut-Samot Worksheets. You can get different worksheets made by a Filipina mom who homeschooled her daughter for two consecutive years. The worksheets are designed for different grade levels.

> Schoolkid.PHSchoolkid.Ph is an online resource for parents and educators of preschool & elementary school-age children. It offers free printable worksheets to be used as review or supplemental learning of the child.

>theGoMom Filipino Worksheets. The reviewers or worksheets are actually made by a Filipina mom for her own kids and she has decided to share it with others over at her blog.

>Learn Filipino thru MyLanguages.org There are audio sounds to some of the Filipino words that your child can listen to.

> Story books with English and Filipino translation. Adarna, Hiyas from OMF Literature and Lampara books.

Teaching Filipino doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Enjoy learning the national language with your kids and they will surely pick up the lessons even faster!

Comments

  1. Hi Chris! Thanks for including TheGoMom in your list of Filipino worksheet resources:-) You homeschool your children pala! Galing, super!:-) I am always in awe of parents who homeschool their kids. Ibang level of work, patience and dedication. I also like your tagline “intentional parenting.” I always have to remind myself of that. Imagine how enriching my experiences with my kids would be if I had “intentional parenting” at heart. Again, many thanks for including TheGoMom in your list.

  2. Hi, Chris! I appreciate you including my blog in your list of resources for teaching Filipino. We’re actually homeschooling again. I think teaching Filipino effectively really boils down to a lot (and I mean A LOT) of exposure. Kids need to hear and read the language often. I thought about how my child learned to read and write well in English. We read a lot of books (and I mean A LOT; already had two book sales and we still have a few large bins for the books she’s already read) to her in English during her toddler years. Sadly, no Filipino storybooks. So now I’m starting to add Filipino storybooks to our library and we have started reading them together. Just like the old days. Thanks again for your support!

    • Thanks for sharing that tip! I believe you are right. We should read more Filipino books together. 🙂

  3. Thanks for this list! I subscribe to Schoolkid, and also browsed through Adarna books with english-tagalog versions. The main problem is the negative reception from my kids. They simply refuse to learn! But slowly, we have to start somewhere. 🙁

    • Don’t panic! You kow them best – I’m sure you can find a way to make them interested soon 🙂

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