Expectant mamas hoping to give their children the best springboard into life often use in-utero techniques like the Ritmo Prenatal or BabyPlus and continue to teach them the ABCs and 123s once out of the womb. Their wee brains are like sponges, soaking up bits and pieces that could make a college student green with envy. Parents skilled in multiple languages are smart to teach their youngsters the different tongues early on, giving them a strong language base from which they can grow.
Elin and Tiger Woods are making sure their babes know Swedish and English while Jessica Alba is tossing Spanish words like gato and pato out to her daughter Honor. The doting mother said:
I am a mother who shoves information down her throat, poor thing. . . . I sing her songs about colors in Spanish and English when I'm cooking. . . . So now she kind of points to blue and says "azul" and I say "Yes, azul, muy bien!" It's slow-going but she's sort of picking it up.
Do you have a bilingual babe?