Monthly Archives: January 2011

Should We Be ‘Teaching’ A Foreign Language To Infants?

Jan 14th, 2011

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With so many toddlers and children under 5 (in my experience) showing serious language delays (receptive and expressive) are we really doing anyone a favour by trying to teach infants a foreign language (from 9 months “when the synapses are at their optimum” as was recently quoted to me).
Our programme contains numerous children and their siblings […]

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Using Language With Babies

Jan 8th, 2011

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I’ve thought about this before: What makes my conversations with babies different from other carers? Why have the babies and children I’ve cared for individually made excellent linguistic progress? This week I realised what makes the difference and how that expertise can be incorporated into a daycare situation.
When I’m holding an older infant who is curious […]

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