I have long wondered, should I have been started much earlier in my language training would I now be bi-lingual, or even fluent in more than two languages?
It’s a long argued point that kids in Britain do not start language training early enough, and, not enough emphasis is put on it during the primary school years.
My first taste of a foreign language came very late in my primary school education, I think I was about ten. With these thoughts playing on my mind and recognising the importance of learning other languages and the lucrative jobs that this skill can land you, I have decided to start super early with Erin.
My first move was to buy this bi-lingual toy for christmas. For her birthday I have asked her aunty to buy a French learning pack. I’m not going to sit down and attempt to ‘teach’ her anything at this stage, after all, she is only a baby. However, I will be integrating french words and songs to our daily routine to get her used to hearing the sounds.
I hope that by doing this I will encourage a life long love of learning languages that will open up a variety of opportunity for travel and work in her future.
More to come on learning a language….
Are YOU teaching your kids a second language?