Every night, we read to our children We use all kinds of books, both in Dutch and Italian. They grow up with the concept of books, images, words and letters to tell stories. Both of them are very interested! My son (21 months) knows that some letters go with a certain sound (he knows ‘E’, […]Lees meer Playing with the alphabet
This is what reading a book with my #bilingual #toddler is like!Lees meer Reading with my bilingual toddler
Bilingual infants as young as 20 months of age efficiently and accurately process 2 languages.Lees meer Bilingual infants control their languages as they listen
Dutch – Italian “My experience as grandmother of bilingual grandchildren is great! I’m so proud to see Julia develop. About a year ago, she didn’t know she had to speak Italian with her Italian family, so we had to remind her. Now, she knows perfectly how to express herself and she naturally switches from Italian […]Lees meer When do you know you’re bilingual?
“Mama, are there any ‘zanzare’ here?”, my daughter asked when we were at the beach a couple of weeks ago. “No, there are no mosquitos here”, I said. “Oh, OK, but I see there are ‘formiche’”, she said – pointing at some ants marching across the sand. Code-switching: switching between two languages during a conversation […]Lees meer From one language to the other