How to avoid confusion from teaching bilingual to kid? I'm afraid it will affect my kid's abillity to speak.
did you know that kids can really pick up multiple languages with ease, and that it only helps to sharpen their intelligence? i suggest if you and your partner know more than one language, use it at home and speak to your kid. you'll be confused at how easily your child picks up the languages.Read more
I dont think they'll be confused. Other people, maybe. If you speak language a and c, your husband language a and b, and grew up in environment with language c. Pretty sure LO will pick up on everything. I've got lots of bilingual even more - friends and families who spoke at least 3,4 languages. They're doing just fine.Read more
It's definitely a normal occurrence for a two-year-old to be thumb sucking. In fact, babies are sucking their thumbs as early as life in the womb. The problem with thumb sucking is that it is difficult to wean your child off of the habit. Be cautious of this! It won't stunt their development or anything of that nature. Though, it's highly recommended that you break their habit by age four at the latest. It can be very bad for their teeth and gums! http://ph.theasianparent.com/pacifier-vs-thumb-guide-parents/2/Febby Annisa
- Want to raise a bilingual child. Should me and my wife speak different languages to our newborn right from the beginning?
Five to six years of age is too late. The most critical period is between 6-8 months. This is the critical period for sound development. At 6 -8 months, babies are listening intently to us, and they're taking statistics on the language that they hear as they listen to us talk. Watching TV and hearing audio does not help much. The most critical thing to do is to have a human being conduct lessons for about 12 intensive sessions. Watch this Ted Talk to learn more: https://www.ted.com/talks/patricia_kuhl_the_linguistic_genius_of_babiesDarius Cheung
- My partner and I speak different languages. Should we only speak to our children in our own language if we want them to be bilingual?
Children learn through listening and watching. By exposing them to different lang, they pick up faster. My hub and I speak Eng to them, pil mandarin while helper in malay so they pick up 3 lang. My children understand and can speak the lang too. So good to speak in diff lang even dialets as they are like sponge. Able to absorb and absorb.Wendy Soh