Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Raising a Trilingual Child

“When Mom speaks one language and Dad another, and the family lives in a city with a third, what language to use for playing, scolding and keeping secrets?

Raising a bilingual child is a goal for many parents. For others, it is just the first step.

There are many reasons for encouraging children to learn a third or fourth language. Parents from two different countries often want to create a home for their children where both native languages are spoken. A bilingual family temporarily living overseas might want to encourage children to become fluent in the local language.”

Read more @ http://www.wsj.com/articles/raising-a-trilingual-child-1478110620

Languages do matter!

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