7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child by Naomi Steiner MD, Steven Parker M.D., Susan L. Hayes

By Naomi Steiner MD, Steven Parker M.D., Susan L. Hayes

the simplest time to benefit a moment language is as a toddler. in the course of formative years, the mind is extra receptive to language studying than at the other time in existence. conscious moment language can increase their child’s figuring out of alternative cultures and convey destiny task possibilities in a global drawn ever nearer by means of globalization, many oldsters this present day are inspired to elevate their kids bilingual.

This e-book is helping mom and dad in either monolingual and multilingual households ascertain and accomplish their bilingual targets for his or her baby, no matter if these ambitions are knowing others, the power to talk a moment language, analyzing and/or writing in languages, or a few blend of all of those. The authors clarify how the mind learns multiple language, explode universal myths, handle commonly asked questions, and exhibit an array of assets on hand to households. jam-packed with insightful anecdotes and robust innovations, it is a unique guidebook for these trying to supply their little ones with a uniquely useful adventure.

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This isn’t necessarily because that child is inherently more intelligent, but because he’s had more extensive experience in 21 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child switching between languages, and therefore might be a better problem solver. Family and Community: Bilingualism as a Bridge Between Cultures Bilingualism is not only about learning words in two different languages, but about connecting with two different cultures. As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and also as a mother, I like to look at each child as a whole.

And that, in turn, can help you choose which language you would like your child to learn. Some questions to think about as you fill out the worksheet: • What are your roots? Where does your family come from originally? • What do you value about your heritage? • Which languages do you speak, and how does it make you feel when you speak them? • Which languages do members of your family speak? Which languages have previous generations spoken? • Which languages have you been exposed to, and what do you like about them?

No matter how many languages you speak, you’re probably more comfortable using one language more than another, and you may wonder which language to use when speaking to your child at home. My advice is that each parent should speak the language he or she is most fluent in with their children. When you speak a language fluently, your child is exposed to a much wider vocabulary and to correct grammar. Language also encompasses expressions, nursery rhymes, songs, story telling, and sayings that have been passed down from one generation to the next.

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