When a Child Refuses to Speak a Second Language

Latino ToddlerOver the years I’ve heard parents complain – and worry – when their bilingual child suddenly refuses to speak a second language. As is often the case, the child completely understands the second language, but perhaps because the child is in school or around friends and people who don’t speak the language, he doesn’t want to seem different. Don’t worry, it just requires a bit of patience and work to help the child feel comfortable speaking. Here’s a great article with options on how to help your child.

The Early Lingo DVD Series is great to play in the car on the way to school or on road trips or at home to reinforce a child’s foreign language skills. Children can’t help but repeat after Jojo!