Why it’s okay for bilingual children to mix languages

Few would consider mastering more than one language a bad idea. In fact, research points to a number of cognitive, economic and academic advantages in being bilingual. Parents who speak different languages understand the family home is an important setting to learn both, and seek various ways to help their children thrive bilingually. One of [...]

By |2018-06-21T10:25:52+00:00June 21st, 2018|Bilingual, Bilingualism, Children, Languages|0 Comments

When kids mangle language we all benefit

Helping a tiny baby to learn your language is like building a bonfire with words for twigs. Nothing happens for ages. You keep putting the bloody twigs on and trudging back and forth in a cold, damp field. You may have a faulty pelvic floor and much rather be watching something on the telly with [...]

By |2016-01-10T17:21:19+00:00January 10th, 2016|Children, Language, Language learning|0 Comments