Frequently Asked Questions about Communication in Babies 9 to 12 Months

Will language tapes help my child to learn another language?

I've heard that babies find it very easy to learn more than one language. Can I use tapes for this?

Learning a second language is easy for a small child but this is best done through a live human that speaks that language rather than through the use of an electronic device. Research tells us that children under the age of three learn multiple languages best when each adult in their life chooses one language that he or she is most comfortable with and strives to use that language clearly, broadly, and richly with the child.