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Amy - posted on 09/06/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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What age is the best time to start talking to your baby woth second language?

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Gena - posted on 09/06/2013

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Well by us we did it like this...my mother and father always talk in english with our son and i speak english with him since the day he was born.My husband only speaks swissgerman with him and because we live in switzerland he hears alot of swissgerman.He speaks more english at the moment but understands both languages and also uses swissgerman words. My doctor told me that you can never start to early with 2 languages.

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Sarah - posted on 09/06/2013

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When a baby is born they have the ability to learn every language in the world and be fluent in each language if taught from day 1. As a baby grows the nurons in the baby's brain start to connect as they connect the learning changes and narrows as far as language goes. We start to learn what objects are and how to speak in the languages that are being taught....then instead of learning for learning we try to translate. This is why it is harder for adults learn learn a new language as we try to translate the meanings. Kids pick up a language a lot faster and quicker because they tend to translate less and learn the language for what it is. So long answer short.....the sooner you start the better, but there is no "too late" time as one can always learn a new language.

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