I've never worried about her getting confused by her exposure to both English and Spanish (and the French she learns at school). But this is one case where it makes sense to start with Spanish, and just leave the English alone for now.
Finding Each Other Last year, when MamaLingua featured me and Bilingual Baby as her first in a series about parents raising bilingual children, more people than ever read my blog. That's how a mother from Spain found me and decided to send me an email: "Creo que podemos ayudarnos mutuamente, yo con tu español y … Continue reading My Secret Language Weapon
It’s hard to speak Spanish here. I’ll be honest—you don’t need it.
What happens when a toddler starts experimenting with telling stories about her past or her future? You get phrases like "yesterday I'm gonna go to my cousin's house!"
I try to fill her ears with Spanish in every moment that I can. Car rides are the perfect time...
She has learned to tell people both how old she is and what month her birthday is in, and she's very patient about telling in either language.
With all the documenting I do of Bilingual Baby's progress in Spanish, a person might think she doesn't do anything interesting in English—not true. She's just as quick-witted, experimental, and hilarious as ever in English. I just can't keep up a blog on both languages! Still, her evolution towards the word "yes" is worth noting. … Continue reading “Sure”