Wisdom Wednesdays: Language Acquisition
Two years ago we welcomed beautiful Emma Kate YuXiao into our family. She was five and a half years old at the time and spoke a dialect of Mandarin. We were strangers to her, and to her we sounded like ducks! While we had worked to learn some Mandarin before being united with her in China, for all intents and purposes we really knew nothing of her language. Her courage and bravery still leave us speechless.
We had a few key tools in our toolbox to assist us with communication in those early days and months, and they served us well. Read more.