I was wondering how those of you whose kids are educated in local schools, and speak English at home, help them to develop literacy skills in English. Have you just read to them a lot when young, encouraged a love of books and left them to their own devices? Or have you set aside time to formally study grammar, spelling etc? For those of you who have not done any formal teaching have you found that they are lacking in literacy skills, compared to kids of the same age educated in English? I appreciate you sharing your insights and experiences.
Also, has anyone found their French or Dutch educated child(ren) reluctant to speak English at home, especially if English is the language of only one parent?