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Jessica Alba Speaks Spanish with Honor

Raising Bilingual Babies Like Honor and Sam

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?

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corcar86 corcar86 8 years
I was actually just discussing this issue in my child and adolescent psychology class and apparently studies find (although its not very practical I understand) that the best way to help a child become bilingual more quickly and efficiently is to have one person (i.e. mom) speak to them in the one language exclusively and another person (i.e. dad, grandma, etc.) speak to them in the other language you want them to learn so that they can determine to themselves "okay I speak this way to A and that way to B"
vmruby vmruby 8 years
Yes my daughter speaks some Italian thanks to my mom who started teaching her random words since she was a toddler.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
I've been reading a lot on the subject for quite a while now. I speak language #1, my husband speaks language #2, but we speak language #3 together (English). And we now live in a country where language #4 is spoken. So whether we want it or not, our kids will be exposed to four languages on a daily basis. It will either be a great success and opportunity for the kids or just a lot of work and we'll end up having to move or not teach them one of our first languages.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
I don't have kids but I wish my dad would have taught me Spanish when I was younger. There was two reasons he didn't teach me. 1 my mom doesn't speak spanish, and two when he went to school they weren't allowed to speak spanish. I live in a Hispanic community and not knowing Spanish can be a problem sometimes.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
My daughter is fluent in English and Spanish. My son not so much only English, he sounds so cute when he attempts to speak Spanish.
kty kty 8 years
my son actually understand French and English and speaks some words,but that's because he has too,i'm french and his dad is american,and now that his dad and i aren't together anymore and my bf is a french guy living in England,my son mostly hears both language around the house.
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