How can I inspire my son to learn the language my parents speak?


To get your son excited about learning the language your parents speak, try introducing him to their culture through food, music, or family traditions. Go to the library and find books, music and movies, cook traditional food together at home, and talk to your son about your upbringing and the special traditions you celebrated with your family. Children are naturally curious and love to learn, so as your son learns more about your parent’s culture, he may become interested in learning the language they. 

Jennie Ito, Ph.D.

Child Development Expert

Jennie Ito is a mother of two and a child development consultant who specializes in children’s play and toys. Before becoming a consultant for LeapFrog, she was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and later worked as a content expert for the Association of Children’s Museum’s “Playing for Keeps” Play Initiative. Jennie earned her doctorate degree in developmental psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.