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Q: My child is only two and still working on speaking English. I'm afraid she'll be confused learning a new language. Will it be a problem?
A: Now is the time to learn! At this young age (two and younger), children pick up multiple languages effortlessly and can learn words/phrases/language as a "native language." In fact, the brain is chemically best suited to allow children to learn to hear and replicate sounds when they are young. Some children who are learning multiple languages as a native language may start speaking each of those languages slightly later than their mono-lingual peers. However, by age 3, (if they are at all "delayed") they quickly catch up and surpass their peers. They learn language "conceptually" so they are also better prepared to learn other languages later in life because they think of a "dog" rather than the word dog when they are thinking.