Advice Needed: How do I get my kindergartener to want to learn...
When she was a baby I used to only speak spanish to her. She understood both english and spanish, since her father only speaks english. However, noone else spoke spanish to her, so she learned more english than spanish and at some point would only speak english.
Since she was going to daycare with english speaking kids, she did not lean any spanish there either. The problem got worse when she started preschool, to the point that I almost gave up and just spoke english to her, trying to introduce spanish words whenever I could.
Now she's about to go to kindergarten and she refuses to speak spanish. She doesn't even want to hear me speak spanish. I know she understands most of what I say to her, because when push comes to shove, she does as she is told even in spanish.
My husband never bothered to learn spanish. I work all day and when I get home I don't want to spend the couple of hours I have left with her fighting because she doesn't want to even listen to me speak my first language.
I want her to learn, It is something very important to me. Most of my family do not speak english and I want my kids to be able to talk to their grandmother and cousins.
I'm trying to introduce spanish to my toddler as well. She at least listens and is learning both languages, just like my older one used to.