Strategies for raising bilingual children

12/2/2012 | Parenting magazine online

More than twice as many children ages 5 and older now speak a foreign language at home than they did 30 years ago, thanks to parents who aim to raise their children bilingual. "I want Delila to ... be able to interact with her extended family," a mother named Jennifer Ghurani says about teaching her child Arabic. Experts recommend various ways to create a home environment conducive to bilingual learning, such as hiring a baby sitter who speaks another language or playing foreign language music.

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