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 in your home language.
  • If you think your child has a speech or language delay, consult a speech pathologist experienced in bilingualism for advice.