This page of Polyglot Tot is dedicated to anyone interested in learning and promoting the Hausa Language, the people's culture and tribe. There are three major tribes in Nigeria Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. I couldn't find many resources on learning the Hausa language for children, on the Internet, so after completing the Polyglot Tot Tribal Art Alphabet Flashcards in Yoruba I decided to create the Tribal Art Flashcards in Hausa as it is the lingua franca ("A medium of communication between peoples of different languages") of the muslim community throughout West Africa.
As there are millions of ways of using flashcards with your family, if youre looking for games to play with your child to deepen their bilingual journey visit our Games page. Below we've compiled a list of tips and tricks to not only teach your toddler Hausa but also ways to reinforce your knowledge if you are learning Hausa language yourself.
Tips for teaching your child Hausa if you are learning with them
2) Pick a common phrase to only say in Hausa. You say the phrase so often, your child will pick it up in no time, it will also familiarize the both of you with proper pronunciation.
3) Translate the world around you
Tips for teaching your child to speak Hausa if you are a native Hausa Speaker
The Tribal Art Flashcards benefit native speakers, by serving as a helpful reminder to speak Hausa to your children. A fun way to engage with grandparents, these cards have been used on trips to Nigeria to visit family. Grandparents will often speak English or French to little children just to be understood but when you use
Resources to teach your child Hausa
c. Hausa Children's Book: Alice in Wonderland by Wai Cheung