My older family members tend to speak Ilonggo to my toddler. She's still trying to grasp English and Tagalog, though. Does anyone's kids speak 3 languages? Is it beneficial or a detriment to her development of other languages.

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My 4-year-old niece in Cebu speaks English, Filipino, and Bisaya. She often mixes up the three to come up with her own adorable way of saying things. It's so cute! I think it helps her communicate better because she's so comfortable in all three languages. But I think it's best to stick to at least English and Filipino at home so as not to confuse her and to prepare her for when she starts school in Manila.

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My son speaks in English, but now he's starting to learn how to translate to Filipino, and he also understands a few Bicol phrases.