Child is currently 2 years 2 months old.
I speak only in English with the child and the child understands it.
I read the story books in English and the child understands them.
English is not the native language and I am the only source of English for the child.
Be careful―children don't generally learn language from television, and allowing more than a couple hours a day of television has been shown to slow language development. Children under 2 years old shouldn't be shown television at all. They need real human beings to learn languages.
A child of that age is a sponge for languages, and can learn more than one at a time. But they key is that the child is looking at a person who is speaking the language to him or her, and listening to it being spoken.
"A video" is not the same thing. A very young child doesn't associate a picture on a flat device with being a person. S/He doesn't associate that with "speech."
People are different, communities are different but the claim is same.
- Are there any studies about whether children learn the spoken language from the television/podcasts or not?
Considering that a reputable website like BBC has special section for learning English through podcasts, my question is:
- From what age children start learning the spoken language from the television/podcasts?