|"Hooray for bilingualism!" (my baby girl, almost three years ago)|
We started with introductions; I asked the moms to let us know if they spoke another language and/or if they were planning on using or teaching another language to their children. Only a handful were--one woman from eastern Europe, another mom who speaks seven (seven!) languages herself, one whose husband is a native Spanish speaker. Another couple said that they had lived abroad or studied a language in college, but that they felt they were too rusty now to share it with their kids.
|"Bilingual and proud of it!" (my baby boy, six years ago)|
Now I want to go to every hospital and school in the area and tell all the parents that they should try it too!
Oh, crap, there's another "should." Rather, I want to tell them that it is indeed possible--and fun and rewarding!
|See how happy we look? That's bilingualism at work.|