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Raising multilingual and bilingual children - options

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Raising multilingual and bilingual children - options

There are two main models for raising bilingual and multilingual children - one person-one language, and heritage language as home language. The best way to help children learn broad vocabularies in languages other than English is to always use those languages with them. You can support your child's multilingual or bilingual development through play, community activities and everyday activities at home.
Target audience:
Parents or carers
Published:
September 2021
Last reviewed:
November 2023
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