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The Best Language Learning Apps and Websites For Every Age

DInoLingo knows the market is saturated with websites and apps that promise to teach another language. Which are effective? We list 10 options for you.

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Why Should Children Learn a Second Language At an Early Age?

Many high schools and colleges in the United States require students to learn a second language. But typically when they graduate, they can hardly remember anything from their classes. So, how do you guarantee your child will become bilingual? Teach them early. There are proven reasons why young kids are better equipped to…

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What is the Easiest Language For Kids To Learn?

DinoLingo lists why Spanish is the easiest language for English speaking kids to learn.

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What to do when bilingual kids mix languages

What to do when bilingual kids mix languages (code-switching, a.k.a. code-mixing) • Don’t worry if your child mixes languages—language mixing is a common (and typically short-lived) phase of bilingual development. • Trust your child is not confused—she may not know (or be able to explain) that she’s using two languages, but there’s plenty…

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Language learning process of children

Language learning process of children  Birth: Early crying, babies’ attempt to communicate 5 months: Cooing, making sounds like ga-ga, gu-gu 1st birthday: a few words like doggie, milk, dada 18 months~24 months: 2-word phrases such as eat now or baby cry 2 years~: Acquisition of  about 200 new words a month 2.5 years:…

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Do Baby Signs Programs (Sign Language) Make Smarter Babies?

Baby Sign language does NOT make babies smarter Do Baby Signs Programs (Sing Language) Make Smarter Babies? (p.51) To investigate the question of whether baby signs programs help children acquire language earlier or advance their cognitive development, in 2003 researchers J. C. Johnston and colleagues examined seventeen recent studies of baby signing. Johnston…

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How to Teach Toddlers and Infants a Language

Creating Good Language Learning Environments for Very Young Children (Ages 0–2) (p. 63) • Direct lots of rich, meaningful speech toward your child from birth. • Encourage friends, relatives, babysitters, siblings, and other visitors to speak and play with your child in the second language. • Engage in interactions that pique your child’s interests—for…

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What to do when children reject to speak in the 2nd language

What to do when children reject to speak in the 2nd language (e.g. Spanish) Cases that worked (from Bilingual Edge p. 244-245) “• Anna (mother of Javier, age five): “We’ve had the most success using reverse psychology. Javier is super strong-willed and it’s actually helped at times to say to him something like…

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Top Ten Reasons Why Speaking Two Languages Is so Cool

Top Ten Reasons Why Speaking Two Languages Is Cool 10. I can have private conversations in my second language. 9. When I told (friend, teacher, neighbor) that I speak two languages, s/he was thrilled/very impressed. 8. I can meet more people from around the world (list of potential places where your child can…

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Types of bilingual education

TYPES OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION “Maintenance bilingual education: These programs are to help children become both and biliterate. In the United States, students in such programs typically speak a language other than English at home. Transitional bilingual education: These programs aim to help children transition from their native language for example, Spanish, Cambodian, Portuguese,…

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