How to raise a multilingual child?
Once I saw a programme called “Amazing people” on Russian TV channel and one of the participants was a little girl at the age of 4. I was really “amazed” when I heard the information that she spoke seven languages. SEVEN! Carl! I am 24-years-old young lady and I can speak only 3 languages. In addition, I am still not satisfied by the level of my knowledge. However, it is not the most important thing here. So, as a potential future mother I was interested how her parents helped her to achieve such wonderful results. It was not surprising fact that her parents were linguists. They read a book of Japanese author called “Kindergarten is too late”, which is stated that children ought to learn important skills from birth to the age of three. Of course, as a modern person, I started to search the internet and read different information about education children from the birth to teach them several languages. Here I would like to list main significant tips, which can help you to raise multilingual children:
- IT IS NOT IMPORTANT TO RAISE GENIUS
The main aim of early development is to give good education in order to bring up children’s deep mind and healthy body, to teach them to be kind and intelligent
- IT IS EASIER FOR CHILDREN TO REMEMBER “GIRAFFE” THAN “NINE
Children can easily learn very difficult hieroglyphs better than abstract notions like numbers. It is because they remember well the images, that is why they always remember their mother’s face from the birth
- GENES ARE NOT COUNTED, MORE IMPORTANT IS ENVIRONMENT
You should understand that even the room an street can influence the child. Make their room brighter, buy a lot of toys and books. Even view from the window can show the positive sides of the world
- EDUCATE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU ARE GOING TO EDUCATE THE CHILD
It can sound typical, but many parents focus on their child’s upbringing and forget about their behaviour. You should also know several languages and show your child that it is possible. In addition, it can improve their interest and relationship between parents and the child can become stronger.
I hope that you find my advice useful. I also attached the video, which made me surprised, and the book, which can help you in the future.