Very young children have an amazing ability to aquire language. Children learn to speak during the first two years of life. In those 24 months, the baby is able to identify and name objects. After 2 years, children begin to form short sentences and simple questions can gradually advancing in the knowledge of the language to be able to construct more complicated, longer sentences. Their speech up to five years old will be similar to adults but with a much smaller vocabulary.
But how can you help build up their knowledge? To start off with, a small game can help identify the letters in Spanish and so begin to form short words, use all the resources available to them as videos on YouTube, the library nearest to your house ask for a book that can show you the basic introduce to the Spanish for little ones or borrow a basic DVD how to learn Spanish, etc.. There are many resources, at the beginning should not be frustrating for parents, the advantage is that not only the child will begin to learn the parents too.
Note from the Editor: Don't forget that Lingotot classes support your child by helping them learn a second language in a very natural and interactive way. We give parents lots of support too so you can learn together!
About the author...
Judith Andrea Vanegas is originally from Colombia. Her family is truly international as her nationality is Spanish and her two children are American. Her passion is showing parents how important it is to learn a second or maybe more languages when their children are little. She says,
"learning a second language can develop a child's imagination so they can succeed both in their personal and professional lives."