For most immigrant parents in America today, raising bilingual children is not a choice or a decision, but rather a way of life. Yet teaching children their parentsa native language often comes second to ensuring they are proficient in English so they can thrive in school and later reach leadership positions in the workplace. In addition, the task of teaching two (or more) languages can be overwhelming, leaving many of us wondering where to start. Raising Bilingual Children is here to help with easy, practical steps for children of every age and stage in life. Author and parenting expert Mari Bellas provides answers to questions such as: What do I do when my five-year-old doesnat want to speak Spanish at home? My husband doesnat speak Korean, so how do we find common ground to raise our kids with two languages? My child is two years old and not speaking in either of the two languages we speak at homeashould I be concerned? Whether your native language is Spanish, Filipino, Korean, Chinese, or French, it is natural to want our children to communicate in the language we were born with. Raising Bilingual Children is the ultimate guidebook for busy parents looking for advice and direction about the everyday challenges and joys of raising a bilingual child.A Practical Guide Maritere Rodriguez Bellas ... In her quest to help her own children learn her native language, she developed a weekly after-school program for children ... includes lessons that are both fun and highly academic, and which put the five senses to use in the learning process. ... Same with music aif they hear a song in Spanish, they will always remember the song. ... In addition to practicing conversational German, her charges get to learn to read and write in German.
|Title||:||Raising Bilingual Children|
|Author||:||Maritere Rodriguez Bellas|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2014-09-02|