Parents have a role to play too when their kids learn mother tongue languages: Sim Ann

Speaking at the Mother Tongue Languages Symposium, Ms Sim said parents and grandparents can read to their children and grandchildren regularly, as it is a "simple and inexpensive, yet powerful strategy" to help them pick up languages. She added: "When children hear grown-ups read, they pick up sounds that form the language, which in turn helps them to speak and interact using the language."

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