Is it OK to read books to my child in my native language?
Making a habit of reading together is important, no matter what language you read in. Reading to your child daily will increase her vocabulary, knowledge of the world, and understanding of story structure. If you are most comfortable with your native language, read to your child in that language. Then, you will be better able to read and talk about the stories as you read together. And by discussing stories with your child, you will help her develop language skills and better understand stories.
Excerpt from "Learning Two Languages." Reprinted with permission from PBS Parents.