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  1. Cherie
    August 15, 2013

    Dino lingo for kids does one in Tagalog. My 3- year old loves it!

    http://www.dinolingo.com/languages/filipino.html

     

  2. Liza
    February 26, 2013

    Bubbles is just a bit young right now but I do plan on teaching her a second (maybe even third) language when she’s a bit older. Being multilingual is a huge bonus when applying for jobs and it’s easier to learn languages when you’re younger. I took French in high school and minored in Spanish in college, so I can maybe help her a bit with those. A1 is taking German in college right now, so maybe she can help her little sis with some of that, too!
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  3. Lena
    February 23, 2013

    I am with you – my kids are bi-lingual and with me working full-time, I never have the time for a good yet inexpensive tools
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  4. mryjhnsn
    February 23, 2013

    Gosh what a great idea! I’m sure they will be speaking Spanish in no time.
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  5. Nikki
    February 23, 2013

    I think it’s great to teach kids a second language, and I’ve heard that it’s so much easier to do when they’re young. I wish I had done it with my son, but he had a speech delay and getting him to speak at all was my main priority.
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  6. Ruth V.
    February 22, 2013

    I really want my little one to learn a second language. I’m going to look into language DVDs from Little Pim! Maybe they’ll teach me a little something too :)
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  7. Elle
    February 22, 2013

    I think it is great for them to learn a second language. Or even a third. It is easier for little ones to learn a language than it is for adults…so the earlier they start the better.

    These days the more languages you know the better off you will be. It can really expand your opportunities!
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  8. Isis
    February 22, 2013

    I’m Filipino too and I want to make sure my son grows up learning to speak in both English and Tagalog. I want him to understand what others are saying whenever we visit the Philippines. I’m even thinking about letting him take lessons in Spanish so that he can also strike up conversations with spanish-speaking folks.
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  9. Ashley
    February 22, 2013

    I want to get Little Pim soooo bad for my daughter. She is 6 months old and I want her to learn Spanish as she learns English.
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  10. Tamara Sz
    February 22, 2013

    My kiddos speak Hungarian and English. Hubby speaks Hungarian to them and I use English. We live in Hungarian, so they also get it when we’re out and about and from friends.

  11. Brittney Minor
    February 21, 2013

    I want my children to learn French! I need to get serious about it and start finding them resources!

  12. Isra {TheFrugalette}
    February 21, 2013

    All 3 of my kids are completely bi-lingual and I thing it’s fabulous. We have bought several kids learning languages programs over the years and regularly teach them. There is so much research taht shows bi-lingual kids have higher IQs and do better in math..it definitely can’t hurt! :)

  13. Jennifer “Momma Trauma”
    February 21, 2013

    This is a great post, thank you! Our kids are slowly learning American Sign Language and I would love to teach them French, also. I would REALLY love for them to learn Spanish and Mandarin (I’m a language geek wannabe), but we’ll start with ASL first and go from there. Right now, they’re working on colors and the ABC’s. It’s so neat to watch their hands fly in the air in a furry, even though I know they don’t know what they’re saying or how they’re saying it. I guess the same is true for learning English for the first time, eh?

  14. Gena
    February 21, 2013

    I LOVE this idea. My husband’s parents both spoke fluent Spanish, but yet he picked up very little. Now, we are both wishing he spoke fluent Spanish so he could teach our kids.

  15. Sarah Jane
    February 21, 2013

    My husband speaks Spanish, and he’s trying to teach our daughter Spanish.

  16. Viv Sluys
    February 21, 2013

    My kids are learning French and Spanish as well as English. We teach it through using it ourselves (I know a bit of both) and with Little Pim!

  17. AlannaB
    February 21, 2013

    I am in the process of teaching my toddlers spanish, like basic commands and simple vocabulary. They actually enjoy learning it! I have bought them flash cards and workbooks and also check out children’s books from the library that include english & spanish text. I read the english first, and then the spanish.

    They may not pick up on all that I am reading to them (especially my 2 year old that has a 10 second attention span), but I think that it is helpful for my 4 year old to try to understand what the section that he is reading is saying by picking out words that he does know, look for cognates, etc. It’s like trying to put together a puzzle. In fact, this is how many of my Spanish professors taught me in college. I was handed a reading section from an advanced class and tried to decipher what it meant based upon what I already knew. Of course, I stick to simple preschool/kindergarten Spanish books with my children.

    • AlannaB
      February 21, 2013

      * Since I have a Mexican/Spanish background, I want to keep some of that culture in my family. I think that it is important to at least practice some forms of foreign languages. In fact, a couple of weeks ago I was at the DMV and the woman at the desk was trying to explain (in english) to a man who knew very little english what documentation that he needed for his license. I am not fluent by any means, but I was able to help him a little by the vocabulary that I did know.

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