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Supporting children to become bilingual

Early childhood practitioners work with children from diverse family, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. For some children, attending an early childhood setting is the first time they are exposed to the English language. Practitioners can tailor the way we nurture and extend interactions to help all children learn language and develop as active learners. Supporting children and parents who are learning English as a second language, requires particular knowledge and skills. This tip sheet can help practitioners to understand the needs of children learning a second language and provide advice to parents in supporting the child to become bilingual or multilingual.

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