Why you DON'T need to wait for them to have more words in English first to do the Children's Languages AdventureMar 22, 2023
Did you know young children (especially under-4s) are still learning the appropriate contexts for their languages - whether they speak one or many!
That’s why you don’t need to wait until they have more words in English first before they start exploring other languages.
Even if they’re learning just one language, they’ll be testing out different words for certain situations, just as they would if they were learning 2 or 3 languages.
They may mix their language and this is perfectly fine because they’re learning which words to use in which context.
So, you can start exploring languages at any stage with your little ones - from babies that are a couple of months old to older children. You don’t need to wait for them to have more words in English first because they’ll be appropriateness-testing regardless! They’re not confused - they’re little language scientists!
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