I want my son to be able to speak Spanish as it will be greatly important for him to do so when he gets older, especially living in South Florida. But I myself cant speak spanish (despite those spanish classes I took in school) Ive read that teaching your baby another language while he is still learning his first is very effective. If anyone that has taught their baby another language, which you do not know yourself, how did you do it? Did you get baby DVDs? Take a class yourself? Did you just say random words in that other language? And if your baby is now older does (s)he speak that language?
ANY information on how you did it would be GREAT! =)
Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Mar. 30, 2009
Answer by AdensMommy1107 at 11:09 AM on Mar. 30, 2009
Answer by celticreverie at 11:15 AM on Mar. 30, 2009
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Answer by Bmat at 11:19 AM on Mar. 30, 2009
Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:20 AM on Mar. 30, 2009
It's fantastic on many levels. Children who are bi-ligual use a higher brain percentage than children who are not. Many people think it can confuse speech, but that is bull. Well, it may be true of your child currently has any speech impediments, but I'm assuming he doesn't. My mother is from South America & my dad lived in Spain for about 10 years (he is American). So, i could actually speak Spanish better than English when i was 3. By the time preschool rolled around, i was speaking both English & Spanish. My daughter is 7, & speaks Spanish very well also. When she was a baby/toddler I would speak BOTH Spanish to her & English. She never had any problems with speech, & she is just brilliant. Her Spanish teacher is VERY impressed.
Answer by samurai_chica at 11:21 AM on Mar. 30, 2009
You live in Florida, I'm sure you can find someone Spanish that your child could hang around. Look at the playground, library, school. My child had Spanish class also that started in Kindergarten. Do they do Spanish class that young in FL.? I would make some friends that speak it, like Bmat said above, maybe you could exchange some English tutoring for Spanish tutoring.
Answer by samurai_chica at 11:25 AM on Mar. 30, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:25 AM on Mar. 30, 2009