“Language is the ‘key to the world’ and thus a key requirement to integrate into working life and participate in society. This is why early childhood language acquisition is very important to me.”
Dr. Silvia Steiner
director of Education of the Canton of Zurich
“There is so much to talk about when you look at a picture book together. As an added extra, children also extend their vocabulary and knowledge in the process.”
Daymean Rauh
Daymean Rauh, Childcare Specialist In Training
“Children love songs, rhymes and verse. They make language learning enjoyable for everyone.”
Vanessa Gertsch
Childcare Specialist, Zurich
“Children learn language if you do an activity with them and both focus on something together.”
Catherine Wyler
Family counsellor HFD
“The everyday environment is full of so many wonderful things for my daughter to discover. When I make time for her discoveries, this opens up a great many opportunities for discussion.”
Matthias Rohrbach
Father
“There are many opportunities for children to interact in the park.”
Fjolla Rizvanolli
Mother
“Early language acquisition does not occur without parents or other caregivers. The involvement and support of these people have a bearing on the success of education and integration.”
Dr. med. Fana Asefaw
Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy”
“Children are extremely receptive from birth. A child is all ears when mum or dad speaks to him/her; even before he/she can speak a word.”
Amal Boulahcen
freelance midwife
“Language is the ‘key to the world’ and thus a key requirement to integrate into working life and participate in society. This is why early childhood language acquisition is very important to me.”
Dr. Silvia Steiner
director of Education of the Canton of Zurich
“There is so much to talk about when you look at a picture book together. As an added extra, children also extend their vocabulary and knowledge in the process.”
Daymean Rauh
Daymean Rauh, Childcare Specialist In Training
65 video clips on everyday learning in early childhood

Speak a lot with each other during daily activities

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Let your child speak with other children

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Understand exactly what children are saying

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Use language in a variety of ways

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Discover symbols, text and media

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Speak in your strongest language

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Video essays

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Video Clips on “Early language acquisition”

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All video clips

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