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Thread: Bilingual household
June 16th, 2013 06:32 AM #61Senior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2012
- Adelaide Australia
The nanny speaks nothing but German to Agnes 30hrs a week and I take her to German kindergarten on Saturdays plus any cartoons she watches are in German. At two and a half her understanding of German is excellent but her spoken German is way behind her English.
We didn't find any language delay for English; she had a 47 word vocabulary at 18mo which is normal.
Other friends have found children can rebel against a language only one parent speaks eg 'no mummy, everyone else says 'bird' not 'Vogel''. I'm hoping that hearing a wider language community at play group will help. At worst she's had a opportunity we both regret missing out on so I'm glad we're giving it a go.Thrilled to be mother to @gnes Ei1ish Madeline and Fe1icity Bridget Be@trice
If we'd had boys the list was: Godfrey, Seamus, Alexander, Michael, Felix, Peter, Ignatius & Sebastian.