By Naomi Steiner MD, Steven Parker M.D., Susan L. Hayes
the easiest time to benefit a moment language is as a toddler. in the course of youth, the mind is extra receptive to language studying than at the other time in lifestyles. acutely aware moment language can increase their childвЂ™s realizing of different cultures and convey destiny task possibilities in an international drawn ever nearer via globalization, many fogeys this day are inspired to elevate their teenagers bilingual.
This e-book is helping mom and dad in either monolingual and multilingual households confirm and attain their bilingual pursuits for his or her baby, no matter if these pursuits are knowing others, the power to talk a moment language, examining and/or writing in languages, or a few mix 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 to be had to households. jam-packed with insightful anecdotes and robust options, it is a distinct guidebook for these looking to offer their young ones with a uniquely necessary event.
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What do these theories about language acquisition mean for your family? Obviously, the earlier you start raising your children to be bilingual, the more successful you’re likely to be. But you certainly needn’t abandon the idea of having a bilingual family if your children are already past the widest window of bilingual opportunity. There is absolutely no deadline beyond which the human brain fails to learn a new language. In fact, you can learn another language along with your children, providing a role model as well as guidance in the learning process.
Language also encompasses expressions, nursery rhymes, songs, story telling, and sayings that have been passed down from one generation to the next. All of these elements represent communication at a sophisticated emotional level, which is important in any language. Speaking in your most fluent language with your children will offer them more expressive, diverse words and phrases and help them develop a full vocabulary and range of expressions. Now, what if you and your spouse or partner can only speak English?
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? • Which languages would you like to speak or would you like your child to speak? Why? 2. Identify Your Motivations for—and Your Reservations about—Bilingualism If you’re monolingual . . If you speak a single language but are interested in raising your child to speak an additional one, chances are you’re culturally savvy, curious about the world and the different peoples who inhabit it, and appreciative of their languages.
7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child by Naomi Steiner MD, Steven Parker M.D., Susan L. Hayes