If you don’t speak Irish yourself why not ask family or friends to speak Irish with your child when it is born.
You’ll be making decisions about your baby’s health and it’s also an opportunity to consider what language you might use with your baby.
It’s not too early to start talking to your baby. Hearing the sound of your voice is important to the little one.
This is a good time to discuss language choice. It’s good to form a habit early on.
You could start reading or singing to your child now. The baby will increasingly hear sounds from the wider world.
However little Irish you may know, speaking some to your baby from birth is important since it gives your baby a great start.
Mimic any sound your baby makes. This will encourage your baby to experiment more with sounds.
Read simple stories with your baby. Go to the library. They have a good collection of childrens’ books.