I was brought up in a multi-lingual atmosphere, my grand parents would talk to me in Sindhi (My Mother tongue) my Dad in Hindi and my Mom in English so this way i learnt all the languages.
According to me learning the Mother Tongue is really important.
I have heard a lot of parents talk to their kids in English and also want them to respond back in English right from a young age. Even my husband and me used to think the same way, but then realized that the Mother tongue is more important.
It is definitely important for kids to learn English, but what about the mother tongue?
Avisha is also in a multi lingual atmosphere, her Paternal grand parents talk to her in Hindi & Marvadi, her Maternal Grand Parents talk to her in Hindi and sometimes Sindhi.
Avisha understands English fully and also talks because my husband and me converse in English but she is more comfortable to talk in Hindi.
And I’m proud of it. English is a language that can be learnt in School as well and kids by hook or crook will definitely learn the language. But the Mother Tongue that’s something which is learnt at home and from a young age.
I know she will learn English in School. Confusing the kid with too many languages also is bad, as they won’t know in which language should they actually respond.
I have heard of a kid, who at the age of 3 used to understand 4 languages but would never reciprocate he would stay quiet when asked anything in School, the parents and the teachers then realized that it was because he didnt know in which language should he talk to whom.
I was scared if Avisha would also face this same issue as we are also in a multi-lingual atmosphere, but she isnt, she responds in Hindi & English.
The more the Languages the kids learn the more smarter they become.
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