Multilingualism is an important part of life in Canada. According to the 2016 census, 58% of Burnaby residents have a mother tongue that is neither English nor French. People in multilingual families in Canada can face challenges in developing English language skills while maintaining their home language. Young children in such families are tasked with learning more than one language at once. Literacy Now Burnaby has prepared the following resources in support of multilingual literacy.
Tips For Raising A Multilingual Child
21 Insightful Tips to Raise a Trilingual Child
Burnaby Public Library’s Books on Raising Bilingual or Multilingual Children
Burnaby Public Library’s Bilingual Books for Kids
Books in Different Languages at the Burnaby Public Library