How can I encourage my child to talk about their school day?

It is back to school soon and as parents, we will be eager to hear about the first day. Who is the new teacher?  What fun activities were done?  Who did they play with? How are they feeling?  So many questions we want to ask…  and for many, they are often met with no response… Continue reading How can I encourage my child to talk about their school day?

How to best support your bilingual child?

Do what feels comfortable for you and your family. Don’t try to speak a language with your child if you are not comfortable or fluent in that language.Don’t worry if your child mixes his two languages. This is a normal part of becoming bilingual.Provide your child with many opportunities to hear, speak, play, and interact… Continue reading How to best support your bilingual child?

Bilingualism

Worldwide, it is estimated that there are more second language speakers of English than native speakers, and that there are as many bilingual children as there are monolingual children.Whether bilingualism is a necessity or a choice, it can have many benefits, as long as there is sufficient support to maintain the languages learned.When comparing bilingual to… Continue reading Bilingualism

Did you know?

20% of 4-year old children have difficulty understanding or using language. 50-90% of children with persistent speech, language and communication difficulties go on to have reading difficulties.Communication difficulties can sometimes run in families, and sometimes their cause is unknown. They can also be misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Speech and language difficulties can affect participating and learning… Continue reading Did you know?