We’re trying to raise our little one with both English and Spanish! Any tips on raising a bilingual child?
posted June 5
Start as early as possible, and try to include as much Spanish as possible! Your child is living in an English-speaking environment, so English should come along pretty naturally. Spanish will take a bit more effort, but starting early will give your child a big advantage!
posted June 5
We raised our daughter speaking English and Japanese and reading to her every night in Japanese helped a lot! Reading to your child is important for language development in general, but especially important if you’re teaching him/her multiple languages!
posted June 9
We did the same with our kids. So my husband speaks to our kids in English and I speak to them in Chinese. Additionally, there are a lot of bilingual daycares out there that will definitely help to reinforce both languages as they grow up.
posted June 19
Growing up, my parents always spoke to me in english and spanish in the same sentence. I think it was intentional so my mind would pick it up, and it worked! Looking back, I think it worked best in positive moments like getting ice cream or going to the local rec center.
posted August 9
I spoke to my son only in Spanish until he was three years old. My husband does not speak Spanish, so he had a hard time communicating with our son. As son as my son started doing activities outside the home he started speaking English. He is bi-lingual and very proficient in both languages.