treshay wrote:Wow, I'm suddenly feeling overwhelmed. I have a 3rd grader and a Pre-K should I be doing this already? We are learning sign language...
I'm just wondering what grade all of your children are in to be learning ALL those languages??
Don't compare yourself to other homeschoolers. Do what works for your family.
I exposed my kids to a bit of Spanish, which DH and I both speak and I have a lot of native-speaking friends, and a few words in other languages including signing when they were Pre-K, but made no formal attempts to teach them any foreign languages.
I started formal Spanish lessons when the oldest was doing grade 1 or 2 work. (Sorry I don't remember exactly. He's in college now and I'm 38 weeks pg. It's been a L-O-N-G time and my memory is out of it.)
By the time my kids had done Spanish and ASL for a couple of years, I decided we needed to take some time off from foreign languages. I had them start again when they were in about 6th grade, maybe? DH and I have textbooks and a few other resources for a bunch of different languages, so I told them they can pick one every term. DS1 did Spanish, then French, then German, then Russian, then Portuguese, each one for a different amount of time and no two at once. DD1 has stuck to Spanish all her life. DD2 did Spanish, Russian, French, and now is back to Russian. DD3 just started Latin halfway through 2nd grade.