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    Default First language not English

    I am in doubt about our choice for multi languages at home as well. That's because a colleague oversea I spoke to saying it very much depends on the child. His son didn't have any problem with 3 languages at home from the start. But his daughter couldn't speak any word at 2 yrs old. Under dr recommendation, they only spoke one language at home to her in the end.

    I have two other colleagues who spoke 3 languages to their kid. it seems like a short delay. when the kids started talking, they were mixed with the languages at first. Then fluent in all.

    My ds is still very young and still doesn't speak any word other than babbling. I hope it is true that he will learn it all at some stages. We r speaking English at home but DH and I speak our own language to DS.

    Thanks for the link above.

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    Native language.
    My kids are bilingual and I have no regrets. It is the best gift that you can give them, to speak more than one language.

    They pick up English once they go to preschool/school.

    I couldn't speak English till I was 5. I also aced English during year 12 exams, and yet I can read & write in my parents language. Don't doubt your decision, stick with it!

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    My husband is bilingual. His parents only spoke French at home. He has no idea how he and his brother learnt English, he guesses Play School and Sesame Street . Both boys didn't go to kindy or preschool, just straight to year 1 (they lived semi-rural, mil doesn't drive). Both did well in school and have a perfect grasp of both languages.

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    Thanks ExcusemyFrench! I agree, they will definitely pick up English(she is starting daycare soon) , we have to focus on her mother tongue when at home.

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    Thank you all! You all have reaffirmed my decision to stick with what I am doing.
    I agree there might be language delays because of it. If so, will definitely seek help.
    For now, will continue striving to pass on the valuable gift of bilingualism! Thanks, each one of you!


 

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