Top 5 Must-Have Books For Parents Raising Bilingual Children
Research shows that bilinguals are likely to have an unimpressive phonetic presentation of all words basically because of how frequent they speak either language.
This does not go to say the other side of the coin is unattractive. The relevance of bilingualism would not be underemphasized.
There is proof that it is uncomplicated for bilingual children to learn new vocabularies and categorize words with a commendable problem-solving flair.
It strengthens cognitive abilities in children as they are inclined to be creative, mouldable, open-minded with tendencies of multi-tasking as compared to unilingual.
Raising a bilingual child, however, is not on a cosy bed of roses— it is for the parent who is ready and willing to indulge in every step of the journey.
In rare cases, a parent may have to consider a bilingual education aimed at fostering the fluency of the respective languages.
As cumbersome as it may become, it is worthy to know that, the more informed parents are, the better their chances of helping children climb to the zenith of the bilingual ladder.
With that said, here are 5 bestselling bilingual books every parent should have on their shelf, to serve as a guide to make the journey smooth, fun and lively.
Bilingual Children; a Parent’s Guide
This is for parents who are considering the bilingual approach for the children and for those who are already in it. The book authored by Jurgen M. Meisel seeks to answer questions that many parents have been pondering over. The book was first published in June 2019 and has served as a guide for many parents.
Raising a Bilingual Child
This book is authored by Babara Zurer Pearson, a bilingual scholar and educationist. The book talks about the evidential benefits of raising your child in a bilingual way. It delves into how language develops a child and answers questions parents have about learning a second language. It was published in 2008.
Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability
The author, Adam Beck writes this book in plain English based on his experiences as a father of two bilingual children that is English and Japanese. The book is in two sections; perspective where he shares his personalized ways of thinking about the journey and the principles he adopted to make the journey easier for him. The book was first published on May 6th, 2016.
The Bilingual Family
As the name suggests, the book is a practical handbook for families raising bilingual children. It talks about what bilingualism means and the impact it makes in the lives of children. Written Edith Harding-Esch from Cambridge University (UK) and Philip Riley from the University of Nancy (France). The book pins focus on the children and not adults.
Bilingual: Life and Reality
In this book, Francois Grosjean tackles not just bilingual parenting but education as well. He talks about the misconceptions of bilingualism, the myths and personal examples to back his submissions.
Dear parents, choose a pick and share with us your reviews after the read Always remember, one is good but two remains better!