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Tips for Raising a Bilingual Child

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:34

Bilingual Children are able to speak two languages with the fluency of a native speaker. Most Nigerians are bilinguals which makes it possible for most Nigerian Children to be bilinguals.

Raising a child with excellent bilingual ability can be a big challenge sometimes. So, here are some useful tips.

Tips for raising a Bilingual Child

  • Equip yourself with the right bilingual Materials as a parent or teacher. This would make you well prepared and develop your child’s language proficiency.
  • Start teaching your child from her early years which is form age 1 – 6. This is because it is the best time and the brain is ready for language acquisition.
  • Set clear goals, would you rather your child is orally fluent or in writing.
  • In order to achieve excellence, you have to seize each Day because a child’s bilingual development is a long process in which one has to be consistent.
  • Make use of a lot of games as children love it and it is a fun way to learn.
  • Engage in fact or fictional story telling as children love this also and it will enhance their language.
  • Keep a journal and record your child’s bilingual progress.
  • Be Patient.

 

Sources

www.parents.com

bilingualmonkeys.com

gethiroshima.com

Image Credit

madison365.com

 

 

 

 

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