I am an Italian parent living abroad in the UK and I decided to raise my child bilingual (possibly trilingual, as I also speak Spanish). However, my wife does not speak Italian or Spanish, so we often struggle as a family to play together using the minority languages.
This made us think, how can we make this learning experience more inclusive and fun for everyone and raise the odds of our child being bilingual/trilingual? (I was quite surprised reading from Adam’s book the success rate of raising a bilingual child drops to 35.70%, if one parent uses both languages and the other parent uses the majority language only.)
So, we have decided to provide practical and fun resources for parents/carers to help their children discover new languages and cultures through play. We want to motivate and support bilingual parents on their journey.
We’d really appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time to complete our multiple choice survey to help us refine our idea.
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Caro C.: We are expecting our second one... just found out last Thursday... I created a new thread to talk about the inquiries that start to arise on this subject... please visit: bilingualzoo.com/thread/1286/baby-2-oven
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