Happy Wednesday, my loves! I hope you're all having fabulous days. I'm at the office all this week, which means I'm stuck behind a desk and not out enjoying the sunshine with M, but at least I'm raking in cash, right?
Speaking of M, I read an article on Babble this morning, and it's had me thinking ever since. It's about raising bilingual children. Now, M talks like crazy. The girl's vocabulary never ceases to amaze me, and she learns new things everyday, but we haven't pushed on her learning another language. I've thought about it, and even brought it up to B, but aside from her repeating Dora every now and then, that's about as far as we've gotten on the other languages train.
I feel like, since we live in Texas, she should learn Spanish, after all, it will greatly helpful in her adult life. But, I would love for her to learn either French or German. Most of my mom's family has a German heritage, and I think French is a beautiful language. Plus, I'm hoping that M grows up to be just as much of a culture addict as I am, so I feel that interesting languages will fuel that. But four languages is quite a bit for a toddler, I would think. So, I'm stuck as to which to teach her first. Obviously I will be learning right along side her, seeing as how my knowledge of Spanish stops at "Where's the bathroom?" ("Dónde está el baño?") and the only French I know is "Je t'aime beaucoup mon petit chéri" which means I love you very much, my little darling.
So what do y'all think? Should I stick with Spanish and add the other ones later? And what's the best way to teach a toddler different languages? I should probably hit up a bookstore, huh?
What about you, are you teaching your child another language, or planning to?