How many languages does your baby speak? What?? What!! What a crazy question!! As if kids didn’t have enough pressure on them from what is becoming a progressively early age… now we have to teach them another language pre birth!!
But actually that’s not what this is about- this is positive news (especially if you’re an adopted child, or have adopted any children internationally)!! Research has shown that children can retain languages that they haven’t ever really heard, just through pre- birth exposure. Recent research with adopted children has shown that the child is able to maintain a knowledge of the birth- mother tongue, even when it has never been used by their adoptive parents. This is amazing news- presented by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro and McGill University’s Department of Psychology.