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Our Trilingual Adventures with Little Pim: Final Progress Report

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It’s hard to believe but three months have already gone by since we started our trilingual adventures with Little Pim. Today, I bring you my daughter Vanessa’s last progress report. But be on the lookout next week for our final Skype consultation with Little Pim founder, Julia Pimsleur, which will include an awesome giveaway of their products . Last month I wrote about how proud I am that Vanessa seems to love languages just as much as I do. JustRead More ...

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy your pavo, guajolote, or chompipe!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We hope you’re enjoying the holiday surrounded by those you love! We are so thankful for many, many things this year, but especially for the awesome bilingual and bicultural community you’ve helped us create. ¡Gracias! I’ve been wanting to write this following post for a while and then I realized today’s the day because the Thanksgiving menu lends itself perfectly for this. The variations in the Spanish language have always interested me. As I’veRead More ...

Speaking Spanish to Your Kids When Those Around You Don’t. Is it Rude?

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I posed the following question on our Facebook page last week: Do you think it’s rude to speak the minority language with your children when you’re around people who don’t speak it? What do you do? These are a sample of the first responses we got: I kind of new what to expect, but I was still curious to get a feel for how you deal with this situation which doesn’t seem like a big deal when you have babiesRead More ...

Our Trilingual Adventures with Little Pim: Progress Report 2

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My daughter, Vanessa, loves languages. Nothing could make me happier because I love languages too! We’re about a little over two months into our Trilingual Adventure with Little Pim – our journey to expose Vanessa to her third language: French, and I’m happy to report that things are going much better than I expected. I try to speak to her in French every single day, even if it’s not for an extended period of time. We either listen to LittleRead More ...

Our Trilingual Adventures with Little Pim: Media

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It’s been a little bit over a month since we jumped into our language-learning adventure with Little Pim. While there has definitely been some progress – Vanessa’s vocabulary in French has expanded a bit – I must admit I have an even bigger appreciation of those who don’t speak the minority language and are still raising their children bilingual. As I admitted to Julia Pimselur, Little Pim’s founder, during our monthly Skype “consultation,” this first month has been a realRead More ...

Full Language Immersion Abroad

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We got back from our trip to El Salvador just last week, and it already feels like it was so long ago.  Yet, the memories and benefits we gained from this trip are still well alive.  Some weeks ago I shared about Camila’s cultural immersion with her familia, and promised I’d be back to tell you more about her experience at a local, Spanish-language preschool. I made the decision to enroll her to a local preschool for two reasons: 1)Read More ...

Trilingual Adventures with Little Pim

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By now, you probably know that I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to expose my daughter to a third language and that the one of choice is French. There are many reasons why I’ve chosen French, including the fact that it’s my third language, I love it, and there seems to be a good amount of resources to expose her to French in our area. As I mentioned in the past, my 4-year-old daughter, Vanessa, attended two weeks ofRead More ...

Still Inspired to Give a Hand

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Author´s Note:  Last year I wrote this post because I was highly inspired and motivated to help out the RMHC Day of Change after a visit to one of the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald Houses and the families I met there.  In support of this year´s Day of Change, happening this Thursday, September 9th, I´m re posting this article so it can continue to inspire us to give our change in those little red boxes. They really do help familiesRead More ...

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