Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: avhasei masera | 2012-02-20

Q.

creche - Twins

I need your help Dr, my twins (girls) started creche this year for the first time. They are 3yrs old turning 4yrs in March and they are premature babies. We speak Venda at home.

The teacher told me that at the moment they are very quite in class and dont say a word to the teacher but they are playing with others after class and if she tells them to do something they do it.
And at home they are trying to speak english like my body, days of the week and the prayer... so they listened to them in the class and do it with us very well at home. How can i encourage then not to be shy and have that confident to be free and speak and participate in class... will await your respond.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You have asked a very good and important question.Your twin girls are still adjusting to the strange circumstances they find themselves in at the creche. Also they are having to learn a completely new language. Little girls are very smart when it comes to learning a new language and it will not take long for your girls to start speaking more English and be able to communicate better with other children and with the teachers at the creche.When they come home in the evenings read stories to them in English. Show them pictures, for example a horse and say the Venda word for a horse and then ask them what the English name is.They will learn English quicker if you do this.When they make friends at creche they will soon be talking non-stop!

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