Being Bilingual: Learning Two Languages

Children learn a lot from knowing two or more languages. It supports their development in many ways. Whether a child is learning one, two, three or more languages, they do best when they spend lots of time talking with their parents and whānau.

Mostly, children benefit from parents and other adults speaking the language(s) they are most comfortable using, even when this is not the most common language of the country they live in.

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