Learning a foreign language from an early age is believed to produce language skills equivalent to native speakers.
However, parents also need to be wise to see the child's ability to learn foreign languages.
Age 3-7 years is a golden period for the child's brain to absorb the second language, or other than their mother tongue. If practiced consistently, the language skills are almost the same as the owner of the language.
Children after fluent mother tongue, it is very good to be taught a foreign language. Even in research in America, and France, there is research. Children who are introduced to foreign languages at the age of 3-7 years, when he was large, the language ability is almost the same as the owner of the language. For example he speaks German, or English, or French.
But before learning a second language, children must master the language used daily, or first mother tongue properly.
Learning a lot of languages of your own volition doesn't mean that the child doesn't find difficulties.
For multi-language learning,
Ideally, children should learn one language first, so that its use is smooth. Only then will it be added with other foreign languages, and so on.
Because if it's not learned consistently, the child will experience boredom easily.
As with Multazam, and Aulia. The two children initially learned French, out of necessity. They were planned to live with their mother who was studying in France.
But unfortunately, the plan must be delayed. Even so, Multazam and Aulia, are now still eager to learn the language.
In order not to get bored, the way to learn is not always to memorize, but also through games.
For the success of learning French, Multazam, and Aulia, often practice it when communicating with their mothers.
The role of parents as interlocutors is needed. Because in this way, children become accustomed.
Preparing as early as possible for foreign languages is a good step. However, parents also need to be wise in seeing the abilities of children.
If for example the child does not show interest in the language, it means that parents should not force it. Because after all, the interest of the child is more important than coercion of others, or in this case parents.
In addition, parents must also ensure that children do not have language confusion.
"Oh, this is red, after having a foreign language, oh this is red. Then the next day he suddenly got confused, oh red is blue huh?"
Even though he could already. That means confused.
Well, if for example confused like that, parents must stop.
To avoid the risk of confusion in children, the key is to be consistent in sharing and agreeing with the child, when the second language is used.
The second condition, its use is not mixed with the main language of the child.
Then third, use correct grammar, so the child can pronounce correctly.
And fourth, correction if there is a pronunciation error.
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