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'Ask an Expert' About Raising a Bilingual Kid

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It's OK to teach children to read two languages at the same time, says Barbara Zurer Pearson, author of Raising a Bilingual Child, in an "ask an expert" column posted at SpanglishBaby.

In a research study she participated in, Pearson says, she found that children who learn to read Spanish and English at the same time read more quickly and better than children taught only in English.

In a second "ask an expert" column on the blog, Ellen Stubbe Kester assures parents they shouldn't be concerned if a child who is learning to read two languages at the same time makes mistakes in one language because of the influence of the other. The child will quickly learn to correct the mistakes with feedback, she says.

SpanglishBaby, a blog about raising bilingual kids, is hosting an "ask an expert" event every week.

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Thanks so much for writing about the Ask an Expert series in our site. It´s definitely one of the most popular posts since we have an amazing panel of experts and readers are very sincere with their questions.
You have a great column here that we always follow.

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