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

Many researchers agree that a child who is exposed to multiple languages at an early age simultaneously will naturally learn to use all languages. Children can be expected to go through some periods of mixing two languages and 'borrowing' words to express their ideas, sometimes within the same sentence. Children may not be equally skilled in all languages and it is common for there to be greater understanding than actual use of one or more languages.


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