It will take you through (among other things such as the 2 core principles of Exposure and Need) all the methods available (OPOL included). At the end of the day it will still be up to you to pick the method most suited to your family. The good news is that there is no right or wrong pick. You can even pick and mix (I do a mix of OPOL and ml@h). And above all, if the strategy you choose is not the most adequate, you can adapt/change it along the way.
My only advice is not to delay any longer and get started: the earlier you begin the better for the child (in my humble opinion).
In any case, be ready for a bumpy ride. It is a real challenge for us bilingual families; yet rest assured that with sustained efforts and unwavering commitment -and in spite of all frustrations met- you will eventually get there.
***"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - Oscar Wilde***
Rossilyn, welcome! Since your daughter is now 2, it isn't clear to me how much Spanish input you've already been giving her and what sort of options are available to you in terms of Spanish input from the community, such as schooling or other speakers of the language.
Essentially, the more language exposure you can provide to her during these first few formative years, the more you'll raise the odds of fostering active ability in Spanish, alongside her growing fluency in English.
Along with this forum, you'll find a wealth of information and ideas--to help fortify your efforts and raise those odds of success--at my blog and in my book. One place to start might be the resource page at my blog called The Essentials, which offers a list of links to a range of useful articles.
Rossilyn, I wish you and your family all the best on your bilingual journey! Stay mindful and proactive, day by day, and you'll no doubt fuel a lot of progress in your daughter's Spanish ability over the months and years ahead!
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Amy: Just received your novel Adam, just in time for the weekend! I already read 3 chapters and am loving the style! Congrats!
Feb 10, 2018 6:25:05 GMT 9
Adam Beck: That's so nice to hear, Amy! I look forward to more impressions as you continue reading!
Feb 10, 2018 10:46:14 GMT 9
Mayken: After writing a letter in the ML to her new friend for whom it is the ml, my daughter is now on the phone with her friend from ml country. (And hiding in her room with my phone. No more phone cords to hold her back.)
Feb 11, 2018 23:13:29 GMT 9
Nellie: Book ordered Adam!
Feb 15, 2018 6:20:36 GMT 9
Nellie: Mayken - so cute! The terrible teens are approaching!
Feb 15, 2018 6:21:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nellie, thank you! I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to your impressions!
Feb 15, 2018 6:34:04 GMT 9
Wojtek: I found sample Eiken tests on grade 5 and 4 (There was Adam's article) and did the first part with my daughter (20 questions). On Grade 5 she did 16 of 20 correctly and on grade 4: 12 of 20. Not so bad though. She failed those where grammar was included.
Feb 15, 2018 20:43:25 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wojtek, your daughter is still very young so I would say those are really positive results! Your efforts are clearly producing a lot of progress. Good for you, and good for your daughter!
Feb 16, 2018 7:52:23 GMT 9
Undraa: A big congrats from my end to you for your new book Adam!
Feb 16, 2018 16:50:56 GMT 9
Wojtek: Big thanks, Adam. Those tests on grade 5 are so basic but anyway they prove that my girl understands them and knows the answers. That was quite interesting experience.
Feb 16, 2018 16:54:32 GMT 9
Wojtek: Congratulations on your book, Adam! I read the beginning on Amazon and as always I have the impression you took several pages from the dictionary with a range of sophisticated words and just put them in. That's why the book will be very valuable for me.
Feb 16, 2018 17:01:19 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wojtek, thanks! Even if you're unfamiliar with some of the vocabulary, I think the lively story will carry you through the book. I hope you enjoy it, and also find it useful for your English!
Feb 16, 2018 18:43:12 GMT 9
Dani: Hi everyone, It has been a while... Congrats on your new book Adam! Would love to get a copy too.
Feb 17, 2018 8:30:36 GMT 9