Teach Your Baby To Read English
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to read in her first language.
You can help by supporting her in her first language as she learns English. Talk with her, read with her, encourage her to draw and write. In other words, do the same kinds of activities just discussed,
but do them in your child's first language. When your child first enters school, talk with her teacher.
Teachers welcome such talks. They even have sign-up times early in the year, though usually you may ask for a meeting at any time. If you feel that you need some support in meeting with the teacher, ask a relative, neighbor, or someone else in your community to go with you.
When you do meet Psychology Articles, tell the teacher the things that you are doing at home to strengthen your child's speaking and reading in her own language. Let the teacher know how
important you child's reading is to you and ask for support for your efforts. Children who can switch back and forth between languages have accomplished something special. They should be praised and encouraged as they work for this achievement.