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How to Raise a Brilliant, Bilingual Baby: 100 Tips, Tools, & Tricks


Health & Wellness  (tags: Language, Kids, Children, Parenting, Educational Toys )

Nancy
- 3121 days ago - accreditedonlinecolleges.com
If you or your spouse speaks another language, then it gets easier, but if neither of you do, then don't despair. The following information will help you learn just how to go about raising a brilliant, bilingual baby.



   

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Johanna D. (1)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 12:59 am
hello ILOVE CARE2
 

gail dair (0)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 1:01 am
noted thanks
 

Cam V (417)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 2:53 am
Well heck I have seventeen grandkids and every one of them is brilliant! All you have to do is ask their parents how they did it! Proud of my kid!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 4:07 am
G R E A T ! ! !
 

Antonio Mendes (134)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 4:17 am
It's very interesting! Thank you Nancy!
 

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 4:34 am
Noted, TY Nancy for sharing!!
 

Marthe B (9)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 7:29 am
thank you for sharing...and as a having some happy experience here i can only encourage people to talk there languages from the beginning,the babies understand and learn so fast that you'll be surprised when they begin to talk long sentences and plenty of words you thought they didnt know...keep it all natural and don't think it's too complicated for them,they are gifted and smart and learn easily two languages and then even more..a third one later in school ...and so on..:)
 

Terry B (649)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 7:53 am
I was educated in a German-speaking household and in Quebec schools.where it was determined that there is practically no true 100% bilingualism, that one language will always dominate.

The secondary language may be excellent and the difference in level virtually undetectible by the casual observers, but it will still be only 99% of the dominant tongue.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:41 am
Little kids and babies do understand so quickly now. My 3 year old loves Dore so he's picking up on Spanish and he loves Kai Lan so he is picking up on Chinese. We speak English at home and his grandparents speak Arabic and he is picking that up as well. If only I could pick up languages as quickly as he could.
 

Terry B (649)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 12:35 pm
Yes, John, the small kids do well. There seems to be a synapse of two in the brain that comes loose at puberty (maybe more than one, not all of them linguistic!) and after that a person learning a language will almost always have an accent no matter how hard they try to get rid of it.

Henry Kissinger once said that he could not speak any language without an accent because he learned English as a teenager and then used it as a first language so long that his German went into the dumpster.

To be admired are the actors and actresses who can skillfully acquire accurate accents for their roles.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 5:10 pm
VERY NICE. HOPE THESE'BRILLIANT BABIES' LEARN HOW TO BE CARING ADULTS ALONG THE WAY....MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO MY WAY OF THINKING....SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO NEED COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING THAT IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER HOW MANY LANGUAGES YOU CAN SPEAK IN THE END.....
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 6:44 pm
noted
 

Marc P (6)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 7:04 pm
Awesome tips!
 

Kaye S (45)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:15 pm
Why are we planning on having a child that lives in two countries?
 

Tamara WILLIAMS (176)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 10:14 pm
TOO BAD THIS ARTICLE WAS NOT AROUND WHEN MY SONS WERE BORN, JULY 1985 AND DECEMBER 1986. IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE TRILINGUAL NOT JUST BILINGUAL OR JUST KNOW ENGLISH. BUT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO LEARN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.
 

Mo D (76)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 5:27 am
Very Interesting Article Nancy. I also enjoyed reading peoples posts. Thanks
 

Damaris C (147)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 5:51 am
Kaye Skinner,
... Why not?
Why to confine our children to only one country?
Besides, children of diplomats and missionaries (just to name two examples) often have to live in different countries.

Knowing a second language (or third, or forth, etc) is an enrichening experience. When you only know one language, you are so limited. Why limit our children?
 

Ashley Rowell (6)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 8:34 am
wonderful post.
 

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 11:28 am
one of the greatest gifts parents can give ...
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 10:55 pm
thank you
 
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