Shakira exposes son to seven different languages

Latin superstar Shakira and her Spanish soccer ace boyfriend Gerard Pique regularly speak at least seven different languages around their young son in the hopes he will become multi-lingual too. The Hips Don’t Lie hitmaker reveals the couple goes to great lengths to expose 22-month-old Milan to languages other than the stars’ native Spanish, because research has shown babies can benefit from an early start in learning.
The Colombian beauty, who is pregnant with her second child, made the revelation during a chat with fans as part of the U.S. government’s Invest In Us summit on early education.
Writing in Spanish, she told one fan, “Any child can learn languages before they’re 3 – we expose Milan to Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Germany (sic), Russian and Chinese.
“Babies have an innate thirst for knowledge and enjoying learning.” She added in English, “Kids are able 2 comprehend more than we think – it’s never too early 2 start teaching & exposing them to books even as newborns.”