Bringing up multilingual children

In August, I developed and led a workshop with multilingual families who had children in ABC Head Start’s summer camp program. Over lunch, we talked about bilingualism and strategies to support children’s language development. Families shared their experiences of feeling isolated after moving to Canada and having young children. They shared feeling worried that they were not doing the right thing by speaking their home language.  They felt lucky to have had the support and encouragement of ABC Headstart to keep using their home language – but still wondered how to help support their child’s language development.  I talked about goals and practical strategies for using one’s home language.  Such an interesting discussion – thanks ABC HSS for hosting!

Published by Multilingual Families Lab

The focus of the Multilingual Families Lab is to study the development of bilingual children and their families.

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