Here are my 2 cents or 5 tips about how to make our children’s full immersion experience in their home languages more effective and less stressful for us. You can also read the caption in the video should you not want to watch it with audio.Continue reading
There are many different approaches, theories and practices about how to start fostering reading skills, and they all differ across languages and cultures.
The Reading Rope by Hollis Scaraborough, a leading researcher of early language development and its connection to later literacy, is very helpful to illustrate what learning to read and becoming a skilled reader entails. But how does learning to read in one language differ from learning to read in several languages (almost) simultaneous differ?
We all have different communication styles. And so do our children.Parents often assume (or expect) that their children will have their same communication style, but that is not as simple.Continue reading
Everyone is talking about multilingualism. Until recently there were still many concerns about a multilingual upbringing – it was feared that children would not be able to speak one or the other language ‘properly’ (whatever this means!) – we now know that multilingualism has all sorts of positive effects on speaking, thinking and acting. It […]Continue reading
Have you ever wondered how many languages a child can learn at once or if there is a ‘window’ of opportunity? Can it ever be “too late” to learn another language? Can we learn multiple languages at any time? And what are the cognitive benefits of learning more than one language? https://youtu.be/hW_qpta6zb4 […]Continue reading