Jenni - posted on 02/18/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son will be starting french immersion in the fall. I'm just curious about other mom's experiences and how their children adapted when the 2nd language was not introduced early on?
I haven't spoke french in the home with him until recently. I've begun introducing colours, numbers, simple objects. I also use youtube videos for kindergarteners. I tell him the names of various objects in his daily routine. And incorporate the language into his bedtime stories by pointing out the french word for certain objects and colours. We've also started introducing the french alphabet.
I also want to add that my knowledge of the french language is a little limited. I took core french until grade 13 but I am not fluent. I do know enough to help him in the early stages. I am planning on brushing up with him and trying to stay two steps ahead of him!
So I'm just looking for some more ideas on how else I can help him, what helped your child, as well as your own experiences with the introduction of a second language.