Juggling two languages is child’s play!
There is a lot of information on the internet about raising your children to be bilingual. Here are some particularly pertinent articles and websites.
- Read Patricia Kuhl’s study on linguistic development in babies.
The Raising Bilingual Children website have a section on German.
- The Bilingual Family Newsletter.
- Bilingualism in Young Children: Separating Fact from Fiction. Find out whether bilingualism is an advantage to a young child, or whether it can cause language difficulties. Should parents speak their native language to their child, or use the ‘majority’ language?
- A really well presented and comprehensive How To Raise Children to be Bilingual guide for parents, with info on the methods, why and how, written and compiled by the lovely owners of the Alphabet Garten in the USA.