Bilingualism during childhood
Language experts at an international level have proved that the newborn’s brain is potentially multilingual and is naturally predisposed to receiving a large quantity of information and sounds. During this stage the child is able to assimilate any kind of vocal sound, even if it belongs to different languages.
Therefore, letting the child come close to languages at 6 months, allows a natural predisposition to an easier learning of foreign languages in the future.
Bilingualism during play
Why bilingualism during play?
Experts encourage exposure to language in a unconventional way, through the pleasure of the experience in playing that involves the child in the harmonic development of all of its sensory (sight, tact, hearing), psychomotor, creative as well as language skills.
ABC Bilingual Line
Chicco’s ABC Bilingual line of products are distinguished by cute characters that accompany the child in discovering first words and amusing nursery rhymes, perfect for allowing the child to come close to the rhythm of language, thanks to the strong cadence and partitioning in short phrases
...isn’t a 6-month-old baby too young to approach two languages at the same time?
During this stage of its growth, the child is in a particularly receptive phase: it can absorb sounds and words in its mother tongue and in a second language without distinction. In this way it familiarises with the different kinds of pronunciation without difficulties.
...can my child learn English if he/she cannot speak Italian yet?
The fact that the child does not speak does not mean that it does not understand the language. During this phase of its growth all sounds take on a meaning, but production will come on at a later stage.
...How should a second language be learned at an early age?
Experts encourage unconventional learning through play and through children’s wish to communicate so that they learn in an amusing and natural way.
...How can my child learn with Chicco’s Bilingual Talking Toys?
Playing must be natural, the child must be left to choose the language to play with, leaving it free to repeat the words it has heard only if it wants to and without correcting its pronunciation. Furthermore, praising the child for all its efforts is important so that it’s self-esteem and its eagerness to learn increase.