"Recommended for large public libraries and libraries serving diverse cultures.” --Library Journal
"Find out why early childhood is the best time to teach your child a second language and learn how to do it with this step-by-step guide. The section on handling predictable obstacles is particularly helpful." --Scholastic Parent & Child
"Steiner’s passion for languages is obvious on every page and instills inspiration in both parents who’ve always planned to raise their children to be bilingual and in those who never considered bilingualism to be an important possibility. Perhaps, with Steiner’s help, the people of the global village will raise the level of discourse and not only will countries be able to speak to each other, they’ll also be able to understand each other." --ForeWord Magazine
The best time to learn a second language is as a child. During childhood, the brain is more receptive to language learning than at any other time in life. Aware that a second language can enrich their child’s understanding of other cultures and bring future job opportunities in a world drawn ever closer by globalization, many parents today are motivated to raise their children bilingual.
This book helps parents in both monolingual and multilingual families determine and achieve their bilingual goals for their child, whether those goals are understanding others, the ability to speak a second language, reading and/or writing in two languages, or some combination of all of these. The authors explain how the brain learns more than one language, explode common myths, address frequently asked questions, and reveal an array of resources available to families. Packed with insightful anecdotes and powerful strategies, this is a one-of-a-kind guidebook for those seeking to provide their children with a uniquely valuable experience.
I also found the book very practical as Steiner provides us with many relevant details.
I truly believe this book will change not only our child's life, as after reading it we became even more determined to raise a multilingual kid, but our lives as well.
I really feel this book was the kick in the rear that we needed to make things happen, rather than talking about how things may or may not play out.
Really good suggestions and information about providing multi languages to children. I tried a few suggestions from the book since my daughter was born almost six years ago, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by NYC fairchild
I haven't had time to read it all yet. I actually bought ito pass on to my son and d-i-l who have 13 month old daughter in Germany.Published 5 months ago by Kay Ziegahn
I think it's pretty helpful but some things just don't work for me personally. Still, a great read and I got some useful information.Published 7 months ago by TJ
I could gain a great deal of insight into the matter of raising a child bilingually. I also found the book very practical as Steiner provides us with many relevant details. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
As the author of Bilingual Benny's In the Dark - Learn Spanish for Kids, English/Spanish Book, it is very important that I make myself well-versed with all ideas and concepts for... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael Hodge
I am about 80% into the book but I definitely like it ... it answered most of the questions I have in raising our daughter bilingual ... Read morePublished 14 months ago by 3rdwit
Great guidelines for people wanting to teach their children an additional language to their mother tongue... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lemco
A great resource that kind of puts it all in order in your head and helps you create a plan and be realistic about your goals.
A must-have for bilingual/multilingual families.