Tag: languages

In an effort to instill a love and habit of reading, my husband and I asked our kids’ nanny to read to them daily and often. Except… English isn’t her first language—Spanish is. And while she did a great job interpreting and reading the English books stocked on our shelves, we wanted her to feel […]

My toddler was a late-talker, and, considering every possibility for this delay, I wondered whether his speaking more than one language was potentially hurting his verbal skills. “Bilingualism poses little to no problems with speech,” his pediatrician reassured me. “And should there even be a delay, it would only be by a month or so.” […]

This morning, my toddler was reading the Spanish translation of How to Catch a Star. He started moving his finger under the words and reading them out loud in “Spanish.” Unfortunately the words weren’t real Spanish words, but in his mind I’m sure it was—he even said them with a Spanish accént-o! At two years […]