Teaching your kid Punjabi & Sikhi?
Sat Sri akal, mommies and daddies!
This lens is dedicated to teaching your kid Punjabi. As a mom of the soon to be trilingual, speaking baby, I made a promise to myself and to grandparents that my kid will speak all languages. So I made a page of all available educational Punjabi toys and books. I found great bilingual books, Punjabi flash cards, alphabet games and many more.
My Lipi Punjabi Alphabet Foam Puzzle - Have fun!
At last, a fun way to start teaching your children Punjabi! This safe and durable foam puzzle is the first in many fun MY LIPI products to help teach Punjabi. This puzzle measures 14" x 25", when assembled, and includes 41 letters and 4 shapes. When playing with this puzzle, your children will be having fun while learning their letters (and shapes) and building their motor skills and hand-eye coordination! This brightly colored puzzle also allows for parents to introduce their children to colors.
Why it was created?
"For our children to know our Punjabi language and culture is very important to both myself, Narindar Chouhan, and my husband, Sukhvinder Chouhan. I was born and raised in Canada, however, have always had a keen interest in Punjabi. I speak Punjabi fluently and have been able to read and write since I was about 8 years old. My interest in my culture grows each day as I learn more. My husband was born and raised in Punjab, India and moved to Canada in 1997. Though he has embraced the Canadian culture, he has never forgotten his Punjabi language and culture."
Buy it from My Lipi for $ 17.99
Bilingual Books by Gwenyth Swain - Punjabi & English
"An excellent series of books, lovely to hold and share."
Punjabi Mega Pack - What is inside?
* Punjabi - English Keyboard
* Punjabi Board Book
* Punjabi Flash Cards
* Sunny Learns Gurmukhi - set of 2 DVDs
* Punjabi Magnet Alphabets
Buy this Mega Pack today from SikhLink!
Frog Hero stories from Max Velthuijs
Dutch author/artist Max Velthuijs' series of books featuring Frog and his friends are loved by children and adults all over the world. his books have been translated into over 20 languages, and he has won numerous international awards, including the Graphic Award of the Society of Illustrators in the US. He was born in The Hague in 1923.
Need your advice...
Learning Punjabi Alphabet?
from By Randhawa Systems Inc.
Education App for Iphone
Punjabi Alphabet - an easier way to learn Punjabi Alphabet for kids.
Learn Punjabi Alphabet in a fun way, just by taping on the screen.
Punjabi School app
for iPhone and iPad
Let's learn Punjabi with the Punjabi School app! Punjabi School provides an easy way for everyone to learn the basics of the Punjabi language.
It is simple, intuitive and easy to use. Each letter is illustrated using pictures, audio pronunciation and phonetics. Simply scroll through the letters with the swipe of a finger or choose letters at random to test yourself or others. You can also explore how different letters join together to form words.
It also includes animation to show how the different English letters should be written, along with the ability to trace and write each letter yourself.
If you want to get introduced to Punjabi, this is the perfect tool. Learn in your own time and at your own pace.
Punjabi for Kids: Simple Words - Kids love my desi guru.
My Desi guru is where kids can learn Punjabi in a unique, interactive and stimulating way. Our DVD are educational and entertaining supporting parent's efforts to teach Punjabi to young kids. Kids will delight with the animated jungle characters, eye-catching visuals, new story adventures, interactive games and music with an Asian twist.
My First Sikh Books - Here is another new Sikhi book available to buy online
This packaged set of two board books and two coloring books for kids is designed to instill pride and self-confidence in young Sikh children. Share these books with your young children or your loved ones who are raising young Sikhs.
Buy at www.lohgarh.org
Photo credit & people opinion on the book: Sikhchic.com
My First Sikh Books Gallery - Photo credit: SikhChic.com
Punjabi language for grown-ups - Softwares & CDs
Do you want to speak and understand Punjabi? Take a look at my selection of available softwares and Cds.
World wide web speaks Punjabi - and how to learn it
- Curriculum For Punjabi Classes
Does your khalsa school have any books available ?
- How can baby learn punjabi?
Indian Parenting and Pregnancy Forum
Thanks for your feedback.
Have you found this information helpful?
SofyBelle on April 10, 2014:
Great lens! I've never heard of punjabi until reading this, so thanks for the insight!
desibabywear on February 12, 2013:
its not a difficult to learn Punjabi who live in canada
anonymous on September 28, 2012:
punjabiteacher on December 01, 2011:
is a great site too. My kids love using the online learning tools
anonymous on September 28, 2011:
check out www.onlinepunjabiteacher.com too, it helped me and I'm 28! :-)
arrogantwriter on May 14, 2011:
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing.
darciefrench lm on May 06, 2011:
Very cool lens- we have a high population of Punjabi speaking folks in our area and I've wanted to teach my daughter the language. Interestingly French is the other national language in Canada, but certainly in western Canada we have a higher Asian population than we do French Canadian. I've always thought Punjabi should be offered in schools as well as French. Many thanks.
RealPolish on April 02, 2011:
I think it is not only for kids, I'm 44 and I guess it is over my head ;)
ChrisDay LM on January 12, 2011:
What a challenge.
Jhangora LM on November 24, 2010:
I am not a Punjabi but lots of Punjabis in my hometown. Nice resources for kids.
teachingtools on November 18, 2010:
Great lens and ideas! Don't forget you can use free certificate templates to reward your students for their successes!
ZablonMukuba on October 10, 2010:
the punjab language is very interesting, its what am learning
aishu19 on September 21, 2010:
Wow! I have always been struggling to try teach my mother tongue to my kid..It isnt punjabi..but some of the resources that you mentioned here is making me wonder if they exist for my language too. Thanks and good luck teaching your kid to be a multi lingual. I think that is very important in today's world