Raising Bilingual Kids
Read the story below at your level. Then, study the key words and phrases. Later, use them in your conversations and writing this week.
My son is bilingual. Here are two tips to help your kids.
1. Read ‘Raising a Bilingual Child’ by Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D.
This book helped me a lot. It will help you too. It uses example stories of parents and their children in different countries.
2. Speak a lot
You should talk to your kids every day. I talk to my son when we go to the park. We talk when we play games. We have fun drawing and writing. Many parents never talk to their kids. They worry too much. “My English isn’t good enough”, or “I’m worried about making a mistake”.
- No trying = no change
- Parents speak = kids speak
- A little English is better than no English..
- Making mistakes is okay.
Flesch-Kinkead – Grade: 3
bilingual – able to speak two languages
I’m not totally fluent but I am bilingual. I speak Spanish and English.
tips – small ideas to help you improve
My running coach gave me some great tips. Now I can run faster.
Can I give you a tip? Try using a little turmeric in your eggs.
worry – bad emotional feeling like fear
I have a test tomorrow. I studied but I’m worried.
I can’t sleep. I’m worried about my presentation tomorrow.