How Does TalkBox.Mom Compare to Having a Bilingual Nanny or Au Pair?

How does TalkBox.Mom compare to having a bilingual nanny or au pair?

Real talk. Having a bilingual nanny would be awesome. Not only can they take care of your kids and speak to them in a different language, but they also help out around the house! If you have the ability to employ a bilingual nanny, then go for it!

But something to consider is, what happens when the nanny isn’t there to continue the foreign language education with your kids? Like she quits or moves away? Will your children’s progress with their foreign language progress stop there?

With TalkBox.Mom you, as the parent, can move the foreign language learning from a one-on-one conversation between just your child and the nanny, to a conversation the entire family (nanny included) can have together! Everyone can be on the same page, and you can also give your nanny a lot of structure. She might really need this!

The TalkBox.Mom program makes long-term language learning possible, with or without a nanny!

The two awesome moms below, who also use the TalkBox.Mom program,  made a video to answer your question – “how does TallBox.Mom compare to a bilingual nanny or au pair?”
You can choose to watch one or both of the videos! Or you can read the transcript below.

How Does TalkBox.Mom Compare to Having a Bilingual Nanny?

Answered by Molly

  • -I was an au pair in Switzerland for 2 years. I spoke English to the kids while they spoke French back to me, so  they could learn English. Not learning program is going to beat having a native speaker in your home.
  • -Having an au pair is vastly more expensive, requires giving up space in your home, and sharing your life with a stranger (until they become like family).
  • -The accent of the native speaking au pair will be reflected in your children’s speech. The youngest child I nannied for quickly got an American accent in his English. When his mom realized that, they opted to get a British au pair after I finished my time there. She hadn’t expected her son would sound American!
  • -When you learn a language together, your accent will be unique to your family as you learn it. It will be a shared experience and sound. You won’t be reliant on having someone there to teach them as you will be learning right along with your kids.

To check out TalkBox.Mom and see if it will be a great fit for your family, click here!

How Does TalkBox.Mom Compare to Having a Bilingual Nanny?

Answered by Eileen

  • -A bilingual nanny may be a good fit for your family. It would be lovely to have help with the family and home and have the person be interacting with your child in a foreign language.
  • -Unfortunately, with a bilingual nanny, most interactions will just be with the nanny and the child(ren).
  • -By adding TalkBox.Mom the whole family can have conversations, not just the child and the nanny, even when the nanny is not there. For instance, if she isn’t a live-in nanny.
  • -If the nanny leaves, who will be there to continue conversations in the foreign language? The language would be lost. That’s why it’s important for the parents to learn the language too.

 

To check out TalkBox.Mom and see if it will be a great fit for your family, click here!

Transcript of Video 1

How does TalkBox.Mom compare to a bilingual nanny or au pair?

Answered by Molly

Hey, if you have been considering having a nanny or an au

pair in your home, you are super serious about learning a

language. That is a lot of commitment and I applaud you for

that. If you are considering one versus the other I wanted

to give you my personal experience of being a nanny in Switzerland

many years ago.

I took French in high school,

and so I went abroad to be able to speak English to children

while they spoke French back to me, with the whole goal of

them speaking English by the end of the time.

There was some really awesome benefits;

I mean, come on!

You really can’t compete with having a native speaker in your

home versus any language program out there.

Right?

Let’s just get that cleared up.

But the truth is you are bringing someone new into your home,

as well as all of their likes and dislikes and everything.

You are placing your children into someone else’s hands for

a good portion of the day in order for them to learn.

The thing that I noticed over there,

and actually the mom I worked for over there noticed, is

that her children started to have an American accent in his

English and she wasn’t too fond of that.

She was assuming that her son would sound like her with her

kind of French European accent, but he was so young that

he was actually almost had no accent. And I think it’s really

funny because in today’s culture here, we’re always worried

about our accents and over there, their children were actually

having no accents and they didn’t like it.

It didn’t sound like them.

They didn’t sound like the parents,

they sounded like me.

And so that was actually not a benefit for having a native

speaker because they sounded different than the parents.

Also, the parents didn’t understand certain words in English.

They couldn’t communicate to their children.

They can only communicate to me in English.

So the parents weren’t learning the English right along with

them. With TalkBox.Mom,

it’s both parent and child that’s learning at the same time

and you guys get to develop your own special accent that

your family has that no one else has.

And I think that’s just super fun.

Once the nanny leaves after the year or two years that you

can afford to have a nanny or an au pair in your home,

they’re gone.

So whatever you haven’t learned, now the kids can no longer

speak to, to anyone on that language.

So in the end, I think it’s better that if you’re looking

for an au pair or nanny, strictly for the purpose of having a native

speaker in your home to be able to learn a language,

I think you’re better off just taking the time to learn it

yourself. So then that way, you could communicate and

speak just like your children.

For more information, go to TalkBox.Mom.

 

To check out TalkBox.Mom and see if it will be a great fit for your family, click here!

Transcript of Video 2

How Does TalkBox.Mom Compare to Having a Bilingual Nanny?

Answered by Eileen

Hey parents!

I hear this question come up pretty often.

And that question is: how does TalkBox.Mom

compare to having a bilingual nanny? A bilingual

nanny would be pretty awesome to have! I have to admit that.

You can have someone help you with your children, help you

around the house, and be teaching your child a foreign language

at the same time.

So if you have that opportunity, go for it! But what about

if the nanny is not there?

What about if the nanny moves away? Who is going to be able to

continue the bilingual education with your children? With TalkBox.Mom,

you as the parent are going to be able to do that

with your children. Instead of just a one-on-one conversation

with the child and the nanny, you, the parents, and the whole

family, if there’s multiple children, are going to be able

to talk in the foreign language all together, and how cool would

that be?! So, think about that when you’re choosing TalkBox.Mom

or a bilingual nanny. You may want to combine both

of them together.

That way your family can talk together and talk

with the nanny, if the nanny is going to be there forever.

So that’s just something to consider when you compare having

a bilingual nanny to TalkBox.Mom.

Do you as the parent want to learn the language also and

do you want it to be a long-term effect, even if the nanny

is not there? Click the link below if you want to try out

TalkBox.Mom and see how it works for your family!

 

To check out TalkBox.Mom and see if it will be a great fit for your family, click here!

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