Yes, IKEA's New Swedish Language Lessons Also Cover Product Pronunciation

From House Beautiful

If you're looking for a unique way to keep your children entertained during quarantine, IKEA has a fix for that. Yes, IKEA! And no, the furniture brand isn't debuting a virtual babysitting service or crafting the next viral TikTok dance.

While it isn't any of those quirky options, IKEA recently debuted a series of Swedish language lessons perfect for little ones! The series is comprised of simple, kid-friendly lessons that will touch on family, nature and geography. And for any adults considering popping in on a lesson or two, lessons will also include the pronunciation of IKEA product names.

"Juggling work and homeschooling is no easy task, with parents around the country doing an incredible job in a really tough situation," said Thomas Parker, children's business leader at UK and Ireland at Ikea, in a statement. "We've created these fun, educational lessons to keep children entertained for a short while and give parents some much-needed time back in their day, whether that's in-between lessons or when homeschooling has finished."

The lessons are only a few minutes long, so the company recommends playing each lesson several times for a better understanding of the content being covered.

"We know that Swedish pronunciations might not come easily to native English speakers, so we'd recommend watching the videos a few times to perfect your accent," Thomas Parker adds.

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