But What If I Don't Know English?

Note: This article is targeted towards Spanish speakers, but the information can be adapted and applied to speakers of other languages.

This article is also available in Spanish.

If your Spanish is a lot better than your English, then speak, read, and sing to your child in Spanish. Whether in English or Spanish, you can spend time reading, singing, and talking to your child every day. Doing so will increase your child's ability to use language.

You can learn English, too!

As your child learns English, you can too! There are many groups that offer English classes for adults. You can find a class near you by calling the National Literacy Hotline, a toll-free phone number. You can talk to a Spanish-speaking person who will help you find a class.

Please call between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. At other times, you can leave a message and someone will call you back.

1-800-228-8813

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