Yamuna - posted on 02/05/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi there our son is of Indian and German heritage so he hears two languages at home. I speak to him in English (as I am rather rubbish in my mother tongue) and my husband only talks to him in German. And since I understand German I converse with my husband, in front of Max in English while he replies in German. As we live in the UK he gets plenty of English language reinforcement at nursery as he goes full time. But we do try to expose him to DVDs, songs and books in German. Compared to other kids his age his verbal communication skills may be considered a bit behind but I have to keep reminding myself that this wee man is learning two languages and while he may speak clearly later, when he does it will be in two languages!
Any ideas/thoughts on how I can help Maximilian with his language/communication skills ?