bmike1 wrote:my child is about 2 1/2 and has been living in peru since birth (that's her in the picture). now I am moving there.her mother Has been speaking Spanish yo her. Do you think she'll have much trouble learning English now that I'm entering the scene?
My son was 2 and half, when I separated from his Peruvian father and went back to Canada. Within 1 months of him going to a French daycare, he started understanding and everyday surprised me with more French vocabulary. And that despite that he was already bilingual Russian-Spanish. Now, a few months later, his level of Russian and French are pretty equal. Obviously, he's in the daycare the whole day and he watches TV in French. Spanish is in the back burner now, but when we went to Peru for a vacation after 6 months, he started understanding and using Spanish words again, and that, only within a few days !
Having said that, in my opinion, he speaks less well than other kids, I think he's a bit confused, but we'll see.
In your case, your daughter won't hear as much English, but try to make her watch TV in English. Read books in English and slowly, she'll learn it. The good thing is that she already acquired Spanish, so she won't be mixed up.
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