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Teaching polish to my baby


megpie123 1 | -  
30 Jan 2009 /  #1
I am looking for resource on how to teach my new baby polish, I speak polish and I am able to talk to her in polish.
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
30 Jan 2009 /  #2
I am looking for resource on how to teach my new baby polish, I speak polish and I am able to talk to her in polish but looking for more aids to help her learn, dad speaks english.

Are either of you Polish? Teaching little babies a foreign langauge is pretty much a waste of time unless they get a LOT of exposure. Hire a Polish nanny and tell her to speak Polish to the baby all day.
polam 5 | 11  
30 Jan 2009 /  #3
Are either of you Polish? Teaching little babies a foreign langauge is pretty much a waste of time unless they get a LOT of exposure

Wow, Mr. Bubbles. That's a little judgmental.

Megpie, if you speak Polish, I am curious why you feel the need for other resources. Couldn't you do just what comes naturally?
Wyspianska  
30 Jan 2009 /  #4
Yeah I'm teaching my boyfriend, strangely enough he remembers naughty words the best.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
30 Jan 2009 /  #5
If you speak Polish at home, that's the best start. The only problem could be too much exposure to one language to the detriment of the language of every day life in the outside world. One good compromise would be Polish in the house and English (I assume) everywhere else. That would help to keep it clearly defined which language is being spoken when. Don't forget to read stories too!
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
31 Jan 2009 /  #6
Wow, Mr. Bubbles. That's a little judgmental.

Judgemental? What's judgemental about stating a fact?

If you speak Polish at home, that's the best start. The only problem could be too much exposure to one language to the detriment of the language of every day life in the outside world. One good compromise would be Polish in the house and English (I assume) everywhere else.

Good point but if the child grows up speaking one language at home and one in public you get significant differences between the two langauges. Most of my mixed marriage friends who have children prefer to divide the languages between mum and dad, although Polish will dominate because the child gets extra exposure in the 'native' language

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