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Raising a Bilingual/Trilingual child

As you might already know ( or maybe not ) we have three languages that we Speak in our everyday life: English,Swedish and Italian. This means that our baby girl will have to learn all three languages in one way or another.

English : This is the language Robert and I use the most, not to make anyone else feel excluded, and not to make ourselves feel excluded sometimes.

Swedish : Robert is Swedish and I lived in Sweden for many years so we both speak it fluently and use it quite a lot at home.

Italian: Italian is my mother tongue and my family only speaks Italian so it is important for me that our baby will learn it so that she will be able to communicate with my side of the family. Robert does not speak nor understands Italian, which could cut him out a little but I hope he will learn together with our baby.

Anyway, we have read a lot about Raising Bilingual Kids and we have come to the conclusion that Robert will only speak Swedish to her and I will only speak Italian. When talking together we will use English and we hope we will not confuse her too much!

I am sure she will be as good as languages as we are and learn in no time, maybe she will start talking later than other children but she will have the gift of knowing three languages!

Please share with me your opinion about raising bilingual kids, I am excited to listen to your stories

Have a lovely friday night ladies xoxo

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Raising a Bilingual/Trilingual child


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