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As my holidays in Finland are drawing to a close, I am reflecting on my daughters' multilingual journey. I realise how immensely thankful I am that they have been able to pick up the languages from both sides of the family and how this enables them now as adults to maintain their own relationships to the extended family. Language skills truly are a gift that keeps on giving. from one generation to another.
May the peace and power be with you.
1. ON THE WEB Bilingual infants learning new words.Professor Grosjean interviews Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein, of Concordia University in Montreal, a leading expert in language development in bilingual infants.
Immersion is the best boost for a minority language, also for older children and teenagers. Look for opportunities to let them participate in their favourite activities and hobbies in their minority language – think summer camps, sports, arts or even computer game courses. Anything, as long as your kiddo is interested and it is in the right language!
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