You might have noticed that we moms are the slowest group to learn a second language even if we are living in the country where that second language is being spoken. Our husbands and children learn much faster at work and in school, and even our former single selves learned faster than we do now. Although this doesn’t surprise us, it really should.
Moms are the greatest natural language teachers. We teach babies and toddlers all over the world to talk as we help, take care of, and play with them. And we are successful, too. Babies don’t just learn to speak—they learn to speak very well.
So why are the best language teachers in the world the slowest ones to learn a second language?
Before now, language classes and programs were setup for children to speak in school, for college students to meet university entrance exams, and for adults to speak in the workplace or as tourists. These classes and programs created a huge barrier for moms. Do you know many moms who can consistently carve time out of their days to attend a class or listen to a program to learn things they have little opportunity to use at home? Nope. I don’t either.
With TalkBox.Mom, moms can learn and teach a second language while taking care of and playing with their children, even when you’re on bathroom duty wiping bottoms. (We seriously have a wall chart in one of our monthly challenge boxes that goes above the toilet to help with all of that.)
The results are astounding not just for the moms, but for the kids, too. The whole family is learning while they do things, embedding language into their minds as they attach meaning and communicate with each other.
It is our goal that mothers with their children will become the fastest group to start talking in a second language or third or fourth. Whatever our hearts desire.
SEE FOR YOURSELF HEAR FOR YOURSELF
We have a free 20 minute challenge where you will hear you and your children start talking in and understanding a new language. All you need is a ball, a kid or two, and twenty minutes. Click here if that’s cool.