Should I Teach My Baby a Second Language?
Yes, you should teach your child a second language if you can. Research overwhelmingly supports teaching second languages early, because as we know it's harder to learn a second language as we get older. Studies suggest that optimal learning is achieved when children start learning two languages at an early age (i.e., between birth and 3 years of age) through high-quality interactions with live human beings, and both languages are supported throughout toddler, preschool, and school years,” reports the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences.
About Teresa and Makhailo
I am the proud grandma to Khailo, who is 8 years old and mom to Anastacia, Mariah and Gabriel.
I was raised in a large Hispanic family of which my mother, Carolina refused to speak to English to me or my 12 siblings. My brothers and sisters all spoke English to each other and spoke Spanish to our Mom. I think this would be the definition of bilingual immersed family. Being bilingual was extremely beneficial to me in so many ways I couldn't list them all. Both in my personal and professional life. I am still benefiting from my ability to speak two languages.
Makhailo inspired me to follow my dream of creating these fun books. I really wanted this little blonde hair and blue-eyed boy to speak Spanish and create books that parents/caregivers could integrate into everyday activities into learning and reinforcing words by identifying things, people and places that a child sees everyday!
At The Farm
About Bilingual Bunny Books
Bilingual Bunny Books have been designed to interact with a child's everyday world. We are currently planning for our next series of books that will be offered. Books that will explore their homes, school, toys, activities, etc.
Our pages show real people, places, animals and objects creating lots of opportunities to reinforce learning through everyday activities. These are perfect for building vocabulary and recognizing words in both languages for all little bilingual learners.
What our little readers are saying...
These are Sadie's favorite books! Her sisters have read these to her hundreds of times and she can't get enough!Vicky B. Ridgefield, WA
My grandkids LOVE these books. They are learning new words in Spanish. I can't wait for new books to be released!Rosemary R. Coeur d'Alene, ID
These books are great, my husband speaks Spanish but I don't, these books makes it easy for me to learn along with my baby!Seattle, WA