About

Hello! 

We’re Skylark Learning and we want parents across the globe to be able to teach their children English with confidence. We are dedicated to equipping parents with the tools and support to help their children learn and develop.

Founded by husband-and-wife team Alexey and Svetlana, Skylark Learning’s aim is to create products that provide young children with more opportunities through early education and fun, play-based learning. Our first resource, Skylark English for Babies, is a multisensory toolkit for learning English at home. Packed with original and fun educational resources, it is specially designed to inspire little learners from birth. But we need your help to bring it to a wider audience.

What’s in the box?

How does it work?

Skylark English uses a fun, interaction-based method for meaningful learning. This happens naturally as parents and children communicate in everyday situations. At the heart of the product is a limited number of target words that are repeated again and again throughout the materials. We provide hundreds of opportunities to use these words in real-life contexts. Its fully individualised, flexible learning will suit any child, and parents with any level of English.    

 

When children play they also learn, making it the most effective teaching method for early childhood education. We recognise the importance of meaningful play in creating a fun and comfortable platform for children as they begin the journey of communicating in English.

Tailor-made for families, Skylark English is designed to work in a home environment. It comes with full, interactive support so that parents with any level of English can teach with confidence.

Great for kids from birth

Skylark English is designed to be used with your child from birth. Introducing our Skylark puppet as a friend who can only speak English motivates children to learn. Reading from our storybooks and singing along to our songs help to immerse your child in the English language from as early as day one.    

Of course, children do not magically become bilingual! While it’s true that learning languages is much easier in early childhood, parents need to stay consistent in their language use. Skylark English is the perfect way to ensure this consistency with its ‘repeat and extend’ methodology and full parental support providing a structured and fun environment in which to do so.

There are lots of benefits in raising a child as bilingual, from giving them a head start at school to improving their cognitive flexibility, to developing their appreciation for other cultures and an innate acceptance of cultural differences. Plus, it’s easier to learn another language from birth than it is during any other time of life. The earlier you start introducing English to your child, the easier it will be for you and for them!

For parents with any level of English 

All materials in this set are in English. It is designed for use at home with parents who already speak a little bit of English and who are looking for materials to raise their child bilingual. An intermediate level of English is enough to read the Parent’s Guide and Activity Book.

Developed in Cambridge, England, in collaboration with academics and language teachers, Skylark English is informed by current research in the fields of child development and language acquisition.

All the stories, songs and activities in the set have been created by native British English speakers.

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Skylark English was originally created for a Russian audience, and has been sold in Russia for 16 months. We want to bring an English version of Skylark English to market to give parents right across the globe support in raising their child bilingual.

We would be so grateful for your help in bringing the English language to families all over the world. 

 What do people say?

Thank you for your support!

 

Risks and challenges

We’re happy to let you know that there will be minimal risk associated with this project. We have finished all our preparation work, including texts, typesetting and layouts and we have everything ready to send to manufacture. We have experience producing our product in Russian, so we know the materials and we know that we’ll produce a high quality product.
The only possible risk would be a slight delay in shipping to you, which we have factored in here, just in case a logistic issue arises. We do expect everything to run smoothly, but just in case something does crop up, your only risk here would be receiving your product a week or two later than expected.

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    Thank you!

    Thank you very much for supporting us! You'll make the world better by helping bilingual families to raise English-speaking kids in an easy and fun way!

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    Get the songs

    Online access to 15 songs, created by native British English speakers. Help to immerse your child in the English language.
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    15 songs, created by native British English speakers.
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    SUPER Early Birds!

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    A Kindergarten Set

    You will receive 10 BIG BOXES for this amazing price. Each box contains a Skylark Puppet, 12 Storybooks, 218 Play Cards, Huge Play Board, Activity Book, Word Book, Parent’s Guide, 12 Songs, Online Audio & More!

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    Your Child's Photo on the Box!

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