If there is more than one language spoken in my home, will my child's speech and language development be affected?

Research tells us that speaking more than one language benefits children. Hearing more than one language from an early age means that children naturally learn to use all of these languages. The learning of any language comes from the exposure a child has to that language, so the more they hear a language, the more confident they will be to use it. It is common for children to understand more of a language than they speak.
It is also natural for children to mix languages up when they first learn to talk, it is just because they have a choice of words to use. They will soon learn which words belong to each language.
Language is a very special gift that you can give, so speak your Home Language to your child every day!


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