Enrolling your child in Spanish immersion preschool is likely an exciting prospect. You’re anxious to see what great new vocabulary he will learn and to see how learning a second language will benefit his overall ability to learn.
However, you may be wondering what you need to do to begin preparing your child for this new learning experience, especially if he has never heard Spanish spoken in your home.
The good news is that you don’t need to do anything to prepare your child for Spanish immersion preschool. Even if he doesn’t speak or understand any Spanish, he is ready for this environment.
Teachers in Spanish immersion preschool provide a curriculum that is not dependent upon your child already understanding or speaking Spanish. He will learn Spanish just the way he learned English from you, by hearing it spoken and learning to associate words with objects and actions.
The reason that Spanish immersion is so successful at the preschool level is because children are easily able to learn new languages when they are young. Your child will be bilingual before you know it. However, it is normal to see your child using Spanish at home, possibly even seeming to be confused about when he should speak Spanish and when he should speak English. This is only temporary. His brain is working hard to incorporate Spanish vocabulary. The issue will resolve itself.
Enrolling your child in Spanish immersion preschool is one of the best things you can do to improve both their language skills and their ability to learn overall. Your child is ready for his first day, without any preparation from you. He will have fun, and he will quickly grasp speaking both Spanish and English fluently, with a seamless change between the two.
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