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 easiest time to benefit a moment language is as a toddler. in the course of early life, the mind is extra receptive to language studying than at the other time in existence. conscious moment language can increase their child’s knowing of different cultures and convey destiny activity possibilities in an international drawn ever nearer through globalization, many oldsters this present day are inspired to elevate their young children bilingual.

This booklet is helping mom and dad in either monolingual and multilingual households confirm and accomplish their bilingual targets for his or her baby, no matter if these ambitions are figuring out others, the facility to talk a moment language, studying 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. filled with insightful anecdotes and robust ideas, it is a special guidebook for these trying to supply their youngsters with a uniquely precious event.

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Many books about bilingualism sidestep any discussion of the Englishonly focus of public education in the United States. However, the bias against bilingualism is integral to what most parents must deal with if they’re interested in raising bilingual children. The United States has always attracted, and continues to attract, immigrants from around the world. They come for the promise of 16 Step 1: Building the Foundation for Your Child’s Bilingualism freedom from religious and political oppression and for the wealth of opportunities this country offers.

Generally, everyone is surprised at the level of proficiency they can achieve. Even if you don’t have the advantage of living in another country where you’re immersed in a second language, it’s still possible to 14 Step 1: Building the Foundation for Your Child’s Bilingualism raise a bilingual family. You can learn a language as your children do, using all of the bilingual activities and resources I describe in Step 4 of this book, providing a role model for your children as you guide them into the bilingual world.

But then a moment came that I will always remember: holding Sarah for the first time in the delivery room and saying “Shalom chamudi,” or “hello sweetie” in Hebrew. After that, Josh said, one word just followed another. 3. Choose Which Language(s) You and Your Partner Are Going to Speak to Your Child For many parents, the choice of language is obvious. For example, if you speak only English and your partner speaks a second language, there’s no great dilemma. Yet the situation is not always so clear-cut.

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