We at Punjabiteacher.com agree with experts when they say that the earlier a child is introduced to a second language, the greater the chances of the child becoming truly proficient in that language. Living in a country with English as a native language whilst being raised in a culture rich in Punjabi language and tradition, we understand the needs of children and parents who want to preserve their heritage through the unique experience of learning their ancestral language. It is truly a gift to be passed on for generations to come.
Some parents may worry that learning Punjabi at a young age may interfere with the child’s ability to learn English. Studies have shown that in most cases learning Punjabi, or another language, will enhance the ability to learn English. Learning the structure of another language that is foreign to a child will actually aid their development and complement the English, or any other language, that they are learning. Not only will they develop a lifelong ability to communicate with more people by having a second language, but they will also have a competitive edge in what is an increasingly global workforce as opportunities arise in later years.
Most importantly, encourage your child’s interest in Punjabi and in other cultures. Show your children that you value their ability to speak Punjabi. Attend cultural events that feature Punjabi music, dance, or food. If you are familiar with the language yourself, read to your child.
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